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Hong Kong, 25 October 2023 – Leading RegTech provider Know Your Customer has announced a new strategic partnership with Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) to facilitate real-time access to official company registries for Hong Kong’s financial institutions.

Know Your Customer is an award-winning RegTech company headquartered in Hong Kong and specialised in corporate onboarding and on-going compliance solutions. The modular know-your-business (KYB) platform with related API set provides live access to the official company registries in 130+ countries globally and has already been adopted by seven traditional and virtual banks in Hong Kong.

As a bank consortium, JETCO is devoted to providing reliable and innovative FinTech solution to banking industries across Hong Kong and Macau.  In 2022, JETCO successfully launched JETCO CDI Portal to facilitate banks, as well as data consumer, and data providers to easily on-board to the Commercial Data Interchange (“CDI”). CDI is a next-generation financial data infrastructure launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) that aims to form an ecosystem for secure and seamless data exchange in Hong Kong.  With CDI, banks, and data providers, which are the sources of commercial data, can reach out each other via a single connection to CDI, which ensures that data sharing is more secure, efficient, and scalable.

With the collaboration between Know Your Customer and JETCO, financial institutions will be able to easily leverage on Know Your Customer’s real-time connectivity to the Hong Kong Companies Registry and Inland Revenue Department through JETCO’s platform to request and access to useful commercial data. This facilitates a much faster and streamlined know-your-customer (KYC) and KYB processes for enhancing the overall customer experience.

As an organisation, we are committed to the mission of financial inclusion for SME customers in Hong Kong. Through this new partnership with JETCO, banks will be able to deploy our live registry connector via a single API in a matter of weeks, thus accelerating business verification and SME onboarding for multiple use cases, from bank account opening to loan approvals and supply chain management.

Claus ChristensenCEO & Co-Founder at Know Your Customer Limited

Through the partnership with Know Your Customer, JETCO extends its offering on JETCO CDI Portal solution further by presenting valuable commercial data from Know Your Customer so that banks can access to official company documents and shareholder data of SME and corporate customers in a much simpler and effective way.

Yvonne CheCEO of JETCO

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) was incorporated in 1982.  As a bank consortium, JETCO currently has more than 30 member banks and connects around 3,000 ATMs in Hong Kong and Macau to provide convenient and reliable ATM services across both locations.  JETCO ATM switching network also connects to multiple international ATM networks.

JETCO also offers a series of innovative and high-quality FinTech services to banks and other institutions, such as payment gateway for e-Commerce, inter-bank cardless cash withdrawal service, the first open API exchange platform APIX in Hong Kong, JETCO CDI Portal for both data consumers and data providers etc.

Various JETCO’s payment systems are designated by The Hong Kong Monetary Authority as retail payment system (“designated RPS”) pursuant to the Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance (“PSSVFO”).

Know Your Customer is an award-winning RegTech company specialised in next generation business verification solutions for financial institutions and regulated organisations worldwide.

For teams that are struggling with inefficient client due diligence and onboarding processes, Know Your Customer provides a modular compliance solution that combines the most intuitive digital workspace on the market with unmatched real-time registry data, seamless integrations and smart automation to transform the essence of the compliance function at its core. The products’ modular design enables efficient customisation, as clients can select and implement only the functionalities they really need, all available via Rest API.

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Stephanie Zhu

Stephanie is currently the Senior Marketing Manager, APAC at Know Your Customer. With over a decade of experience in 360-marketing, including marketing strategy, brand development, and digital marketing, Stephanie has worked across various industries and geographies in APAC including AXA, Procter and Gamble, and A seasoned marketer and entrepreneur, Stephanie also founded Cotton Pigs, the first reversible organic baby clothing line in Hong Kong, back in 2019.