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WATCH: Kyckr (ASX:KYK) Chairman, Benny Higgins on strategy

14 April 2018

Kyckr Limited (ASX:KYK) newly appointed Chairman, Benny Higgins, talks strategic direction, priorities and opportunities in corporate identity solutions.

WATCH: Benny Higgins interview with Sky News

13 April 2018 

Kyckr Executive Chairman Benny Higgins, discusses his role at Kyckr, the changing nature of banking, the focus on conduct risk and data privacy. Watch the full interview with Ticky Fullerton, Sky News.

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Presidency and Parliament Reach an Agreement Re Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

20 February 2018

On the 20 December 2017, an agreement was confirmed relating to the strengthened EU rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
The agreement between the presidency and the European Parliament, aims to close down criminal finance without the normal functioning of financial markets and payment systems.

Amending directive 2015/849, the agreed text seeks to balance the need for increased security with the protection of fundamental rights and economic freedoms. Kyckr will be adding EU Corporate Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) database access in future
The revised text clarifies the position for Corporate Beneficial Owners, and the Beneficial Owners of Trusts. Access to BO registers of trusts will be available on a “legitimate interest” basis.

National BO registers need to hold ‘adequate, accurate and current’ information. In respect to access to their beneficial ownership information, rules that apply to trust and similar arrangements will be comparable to the rules that apply to corporate and other legal entities.
New measures are also proposed for addressing risks linked to prepaid cards and virtual currencies.

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WATCH: Kyckr appointments new Chairman

6 December 2017

Kyckr (ASX:KYK) Chairman, John Van Der Wielen talks about the opportunity in front of the company and current CEO Tesco Bank, Benny Higgins taking up the role of incoming Chairman at Kyckr.

Global banking executive Benny Higgins appointed Chair

5 December 2017

Current CEO of Tesco Bank, Benny Higgins. Photo: VisMedia

Kyckr has announced that global banking executive Benny Higgins will join Kyckr’s board of directors as non-executive chair, effective 1 March 2018. Benny brings over 30 years of experience in financial services and global banking to the board and will be instrumental in driving Kyckr’s expansion plans in Europe and the USA.

Benny Higgins is the current Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Bank, Group Strategy Director for Tesco plc and member of the Tesco Executive Committee. He previously held senior roles in investment management, retail and business banking. Benny is a former member of the Group Executive at Standard Life, former Chief Executive of RBS’ retail bank and former Chief Executive of Retail Business at HBOS plc.

Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Tesco plc is a GBP15 billion multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer. Its wholly owned subsidiary Tesco Bank, services over 8.1 million customers, providing a wide range of products and services, including insurance, credit cards, personal loans, personal savings products and mortgages. Under Benny’s leadership, Tesco Bank has grown from humble beginnings to become a major competitor in the banking space in the UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Benny Higgins stated: “I was attracted to the strong commercial potential of Kyckr’s offering and its relevance to the financial services industry. I believe as Chair, my experience will help guide the Company in a successful European and US expansion to support the growing needs of customers, and I’m excited to be a part of the ongoing success of the Company.”

Kyckr’s current Chair, John Van Der Wielen personally recruited Benny into the role and will remain on the Board as an independent non-executive director. John says, “This is a global coup for Kyckr, with the appointment of a deeply experienced global banker and entrepreneur, who has an outstanding reputation within the global banking sector.”

“Benny will provide invaluable guidance to our board and management team, as we pursue our strategic expansion plans in Europe and the US. His significant experience in growing businesses to scale, focus on customer engagement, and deep knowledge of the global banking sector will be a significant advantage to Kyckr and make a real difference to our team. I am more than happy to pass the torch to such a well-respected individual and remain on the board and committed to the long-term success of Kyckr.”

To view the full release, head to our ASX Announcements page or download the statement here.

Kyckr scores PRU Fintegrate partnership with Prudential in Singapore

21 November 2017

Ben Cronin, Kyckr Founder & Executive Director (centre) in Singapore. Photo:

Prudential Singapore has selected Kyckr as one of 3 fintechs for its PRU Fintegrate Partnership program.  The program focuses on collaboration with other global fintechs to rapidly develop and deploy digital solutions in the financial sector.

Kyckr was chosen from a shortlist of six finalists based on unique value proposition, alignment with Prudential’s strategy and business requirements, and the potential to deliver a pilot successfully.

Kyckr will now go on to work with Prudential’s mentors and teams to develop a proof-of-concept, tackling insurance related problem statements covered as part of the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator in Singapore. The statements aim to challenge areas such as RegTech, customer engagement and financial inclusion.

Prudential Singapore chief executive officer Wilf Blackburn said Prudential remains committed to fostering greater innovation in the industry through partnership with fintechs. “Collaboration with fintechs is a key pillar of our digital strategy to make insurance simpler and more accessible”, he says.

Kyckr is announced as 'Hackcelerator Finalist' at Singapore FinTech Festival

17 November 2017

Watch Kyckr speak about our innovative technology at day 4 of the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017.

Kyckr @ Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

17 November 2017

View the latest photos from Kyckr at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017, a week long celebration of the latest fin-tech discussions and insights.



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Kyckr (ASX:KYK) talks customer growth and tailwinds

30 October 2017

Kyckr Limited (ASX:KYK) Managing Director, David Cassidy, discusses momentum in the business following key client wins with Fortune 500 companies, strategy and outlook.

Kyckr wins the BankTech Asia #Fin5ive Challenge

2nd November, 2016

The BankTech Asia Fin5ive Challenge was launched with the intention to source five groundbreaking FinTech solutions to showcase at the annual BankTech Asia exhibition and conference in Kuala Lumpur from 8-9 November 2016…..

Kyckr comes first in Canadian Institute Fintech Challenge

24th October, 2016

The Canadian Institute Fintech Challenge in collaboration with Matchi and KPMG was launched with the intention to match six of the world’s hottest fintech solutions with the top fintech priorities of some of Canada’s leading Financial Institutions. From a total of 56 qualified entries, Kyckr’s corporate identity blockchain solution was awarded first prize…..

Kyckr’s Rob Leslie on Blockchain and Regulatory Compliance

27th September, 2016

The need for advanced automation and real-time customer setup solutions has never been greater. One of the solutions being advanced are cost-effective, automated blockchain solutions for meeting regulatory demands tied with KYC, AML, and CTF…..

Kyckr’s Corporate Identity Blockchain is Ready for Commercialisation

15th September, 2016

Kyckr Limited (ASX: KYK) has announced that it has completed phase one of the development of its corporate identity blockchain service, which is being built using the Credits blockchain platform…..

Irish fintech firm Kyckr raises over €3m after IPO in Australia

15th September, 2016

 Kyckr, a fintech start-up founded by Irishmen Rob Leslie and Ben Cronin, has raised about AUS$5 million (€3.4 million) after listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney…..

Fintech startup Kyckr develops corporate identity blockchain solution

14th September, 2016

Kyckr is pleased to announce that it has completed phase one in the development of its corporate identity blockchain service…..

Interview with Peter Switzer

8th September, 2016

Anti-fraud and anti-money laundering company Kyckr recently listed on the ASX. To discuss the business, John Van Der Wielen and Ben Cronin join Switzer TV…..

Kyckr Limited IPO’s on the Australian Stock Exchange

7th September, 2016

Kyckr Limited has successfully completed a listing of its shares on the Australian Stock Exchange, ASX, under the ticker symbol “KYK”…..

Rockpool hums as Kyckr hits the boards

7th September, 2016

Down the road and on the ASX’s honorary trading floor, compliance upstart Kyckr debuted on the bourse at 11am, led by former PBL executive David Cassidy, Irish rugby national Ben Cronin…..

Kyckr Ltd lists on the ASX, develops unique corporate identity service

7th September, 2016

Kyckr Ltd (ASX:KYK) commenced trading today after a successful IPO raising circa $5 million through the issue of shares priced at $0.20….

Kyckr announced as presenters at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016

1st September, 2016

Kyckr chosen to present at the Premier Event for FinTech Developers forging the future of financial, banking & payments technology….

Kyckr CEO interview with Marty Switzer on Sky News Money

26th July, 2016

Kyckr CEO interview with Marty Switzer. Switzer Daily provides expert insights into business, finance, investing and politics….

Australian Pre-IPO Blockchain Startup Helps Banks Fight Money Laundering

21st July, 2016

A real-time platform provider with access to 153 business registers has developed a blockchain-based global real-time identity verification….

Kyckr enlist blockchain in terrorism fight

18th July, 2016

Kyckr pushing ahead with blockchain strategies to help banks in the fight against international money laundering and the financing of terrorism….

Corporate data provider, Kyckr (ASX:KYK) to list on ASX

14th July, 2016

Kyckr Limited (ASX:KYK) Managing Director, David Cassidy discusses the corporate data provider’s offering, business model and opportunity ahead of its IPO….

Fintech 'Kyckr' to hit ASX in coming weeks

29th June, 2016

It’s fintech IPO season down under, with three companies planning to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in the next few weeks…..

'Grey suits' love us, says Kyckr boss

16th May, 2016

The ‘grey-suited’ civil servants who oversee business registers around the world are fully behind AML/CTF compliance fintech company Kyckr’s ‘per click’ model….

Fintech floater convinced blockchain its future

9th May, 2016

David Cassidy, the managing director of Irish float hopeful KYCkr says blockchain is the future of its business identity check business…..

Kyckr helps businesses to Know Your Customer

4th May, 2016

How Kyckr is helping businesses to better know their customers…..

Foster Stockbroking readies KYCkr for ASX boards

4th April, 2016

Global fintech business Kyckr will meet investors for a proposed initial public offering this month, as it seeks to raise capital for growth…..