Kyckr Deepens Relationship with Citi

Regtech company Kyckr, which first partnered with its client Citigroup in 2016, has extended its relationship with the bank. Kyckr announced today that it will now provide Citi Commercial Bank with its client verification platform.

Kyckr’s verification platform has information on more than 200 company registries and 170+ million legal entities across 120 countries. Citi Commercial Bank will use the company’s API to verify business information using documents that detail ownership and control, financials, solvency, and more when onboarding new commercial clients.

“Onboarding new clients when opening a bank account is the first stage in customer verification, involving gathering vital information on the customer and conducting identity checks to comply with Know-Your-Customer regulations,” said Kyckr CEO Ian Henderson. “More and more businesses are looking into automated and accurate means of adhering to Anti Money Laundering and Know Your Customer obligations to prevent fraud, and this is where our technology is well positioned in the market.”

Along with Citi Commercial Bank, Kyckr also serves Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG) and Trade and Transaction Services (TTS) with its corporate data solutions.

Kyckr has provided APIs and cloud-based automated decision engines to help companies with KYC compliance, due diligence, and customer onboarding since it was founded in 2007. The Australia-based company is listed on the ASX under the ticker KYK and has a market capitalization of $10.85 million (AUD $16.9 million). Since going public, Kyckr has raised $11 million in post-IPO equity.

In addition to Citigroup, Kyckr’s clients include DemystData, the Bank of Ireland, and others.

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DemystData Signs Two Year Agreement with Kyckr

Data-as-a-service firm DemystData ahas partnered with compliance and risk management specialist Kyckr to enhance its offerings for financial services clients.

Under the two-year agreement, DemystData will integrate Kyckr’s API into its platform. The move will allow DemystData customers to use Demyst’s platform to access Kyckr’s network of real-time registry information, allowing them to test the information in a secure sandbox environment.

“Partnering with DemystData brings together deep expertise in the data and automation space, helping us deliver the most up-to-date, legally accurate information to financial institutions globally,” Kyckr CEO Ian Henderson said. “The agreement is in alignment with our strategy to enhance collaborations with strategic partners as an accelerated method of growing our exposure to new clients and revenue.”

Founded in 2007, Kyckr provides APIs and cloud based, automated decision engines for Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance, due diligence, and customer onboarding. Kyckr’s company intelligence database offers access to 200 official registries, 120 countries, and 170+ million legal entities. The company showcased at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, our developers conference.

“Know-Your-Customer verification is becoming increasingly critical and we are excited to be embedding our unique registry network onto the DemystData platform, and we look forward to working with our new partner and customers,” Henderson added.

Today’s deal also stipulates that DemystData promote Kyckr’s API to its client base, bringing awareness to Kyckr’s company intelligence tools to a fresh group of potential clients.

DemystData offers a data marketplace that helps banks and businesses protect themselves against fraud using email and address verification, criminal history information, and data on negative online sentiment. The company also offers property information for risk underwriting, as well as commercial marketing segmentation. At FinovateAsia 2012, DemystData debuted Credit-in-a-Box, a suite of tools that help banks leverage big data to make better lending decisions. 

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Kyckr Lands Global Payment Provider Client

Regtech player Kyckr landed a new client today– a leading global payments provider.

Through the agreement, Kyckr will provide its Know Your Customer (KYC) onboarding services to the client, the name of which has not been disclosed “due to the critical services provided by Kyckr to [the] client for KYC on-boarding services.” Through the indefinite agreement, the client will pay an annual fee of $150k for Kyckr’s corporate customer validation and verification services, which help improve KYC compliance-related obligations.

David Cassidy, Kyckr managing director said, “Our services demonstrate the relevance of our capabilities in multiple sectors, helping improve customer on-boarding, bringing about operational efficiencies and improved KYC compliance.”

Kyckr offers traditional APIs that provide direct access to over 150 business registries which, when combined with blockchain technologies, give immutable proof of a company’s information at the time of any transaction. The API helps establish a complete KYC decision by enabling companies to perform company searches, access company profiles and filings, cross-reference searches on directors, shareholders and others.

Above: Kyckr’s Ben Cronin, Joint CEO and Director and Cian Foley, Sr. Software Engineer, presenting at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016

Founded in 2007, Kyckr’s Ben Cronin, Joint CEO and Director, and Cian Foley, Sr. Software Engineer, gave a presentation titled Corporate Identity on the Blockchain to an audience of developers at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. Last November, Prudential Singapore selected Kyckr as one of three fintechs for its PRU Fintegrate partnership program. Earlier that month, the company was named a Hackcelerator Finalist at the Singapore FinTech Festival.

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FinDEVr Preview: Kyckr

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Corporate identity, and proof of same, is critical in today’s world. Kyckr shows how its traditional APIs, which provide global access to company house information—combined with blockchain technologies—can work together symbiotically to provide immutable proof of a company’s information at the time of any given transaction.


Why it’s a must-see

Several in-house APIs will be outlined through a custom interface in order to practically demonstrate: a) retrieval of live company-identity information; b) creation of a proof of that identity; and c) deployment of that proof to various blockchains through an API, which provides an abstraction layer over multiple technologies.

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