Oct 7, 2016

Equiniti KYC Solutions Success @ SIBOS

Equiniti KYC Solutions, together with the Equiniti parent, exhibited at Sibos 2016 in the week of 26-29 September. Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event and this year's conference was structured around four streams: Banking, Compliance, Culture and Securities.

The one-week event gave us the opportunity to meet many of the 8,000 business leaders and experts in the financial services in attendance and to showcased our combination of services and technology solutions. 

Sibos was the ideal forum for demonstrating how Equiniti current and future solutions can help clients to navigate more efficiently and cost effectively in an increasingly regulated world.

Equiniti KYC Solutions launched ‘’KYCNET 5.0’’, a major new release of our enterprise onboarding and KYC platform that will enable our clients even greater speed, quality and immediate cost improvements.

Patrick Ryan, Managing Director of Equiniti KYC Solutions, said: “We all had a great time sharing with existing and new clients our first-180 days’ success story as part of the Equiniti Group. Equiniti KYC Solutions is experiencing rapid growth in our user base, client list and team numbers - and our first one-week residency in Sibos gave us the perfect stage from which to showcase our unique combination of innovative solutions and services”.

Equiniti KYC Solutions would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit our booth at Sibos 2016 and invite you to our next event, the 10th Annual European AML & Financial Crime Conference on the 7-8 November 2016 in London. Equiniti KYC Solutions will exhibit at the conference organized by the Anti Money Laundering Professionals Forum and share more about our Utility Vision. 

For more information, visit our website: equiniti-kyc.com 

Sep 2, 2016

Congratulations to the Equiniti KYC Solutions' Lean Team!

Equiniti KYC Solutions wishes to congratulate our summer green belt team. Congratulations to all of you for your Lean Six Sigma Certification!

May 11, 2016

Join Equiniti KYC Solutions at ACAMS 2016

In March 2016 KYCnet became part of the Equiniti Group plc, a leading provider of technology led solutions to clients with complex and regulated administration needs. As a result of our acquisition by Equiniti we have rebranded the business to Equiniti KYC Solutions. For us, this is more than a name change...this is a game change! The new name will be accompanied by a new logo and redesigned website.

In this occasion we decided to officially launch our new brand identity by hosting the networking reception at the ACAMS 12th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference Europe on the 24th and 25th of May in London.

Are you available to join us at ACAMS 2016 in London? The conference will be hosted in QEII Centre (Broad Sanctuary, Westminster London). The event will provide key insight into emerging money laundering and financial crime threats, the latest prevention techniques and a practical understanding of new regulatory requirements – with a look forward at compliance demands soon underway.

We hope you will visit our stand number 8 at the 12th Annual Conference and share with us the official launch of Equiniti KYC Solutions!

Mar 9, 2016

Exciting news!

KYCnet joins the Equiniti Group

KYCnet is thrilled to announce that we have joined the Equiniti Group. The Equiniti Group plc is a leading provider of technology led solutions to clients with complex and regulated administration needs.

What this means for our clients

Joining the Equiniti Group will bring significant benefits to existing and new clients, greatly supporting our growth momentum and potential. Equiniti's reputation, size, experienced team and global sourcing capability will allow us to scale up to meet our clients ever growing demands. Furthermore, Equiniti, like KYCnet, firmly believes in intelligent and technology driven solutions - a great fit.

KYCnet, Equiniti and the future

As you may already know, KYCnet is an experienced Know-Your-Customer (KYC) technology and services provider which helps organisations verify and on-board their customers.  KYCnet’s flagship product is KYC Passport, an enterprise workflow management platform for retail and B2B customer on-boarding and due-diligence.  KYCnet was the first company to adopt a ‘KYC as a service’ model, and has eight years of operating exclusively in the KYC sector, deep domain knowledge and experience of working with leading financial institutions and banks across Europe. 

Equiniti is a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to large enterprises. It processes £90bn in payments every year, handles 88 million documents and pays 20 per cent of pensioners in the UK. Equiniti is an acknowledged leader in many of their markets and keeps things running smoothly for some of the UK's biggest banks, best-known brands and public sector organisations.

Tighter regulatory requirements, particularly in financial services, has caused companies to review and rapidly amend their KYC processes and capabilities. In doing so, many are finding that their new processes have created barriers to servicing and growing their customer base, and have discovered that their existing customer data often fails to meet regulatory standards. This acquisition ideally positions Equiniti KYCnet to assist financial services clients that have a KYC need in addressing these challenges.

Jan 4, 2016

Patrick Ryan's nomination for the National Compliance Award

The KYCnet team wishes to congratulate Patrick Ryan on his nomination for the National Compliance Award

The Dutch Compliance Institute annually awards the National Compliance Award to a person or institution that has made exceptional contributions to the field of compliance. In today's complex business environment compliance has become incredibly important for ensuring social responsibility among industry players while safeguarding society against malicious uses of funds. Therefore, please show your support for a professional who has committed himself to the advancement of this discipline.

By clicking on the following link you can vote until January 8th for this year’s nominee Patrick Ryan – CEO and founder of KYCnet:

Know who you are voting for
Before founding KYCnet in 2008, Patrick had over 20 years of experience in banking, FMCG, international business development, process consulting, IT, shared­-service centre set-­up and management, outsourcing and offshoring.  He started his career with KPMG in Ireland in the mid-­80s. After a couple of years in London he moved to the Netherlands where he progressed through a series of international IT management, leadership and business development positions with the ABN Amro Bank, Mattel Toys and Wipro Technology. 

Over the years Patrick has lived and worked for extended periods in Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Los Angeles and has initiated and led projects and built and managed teams in 20+ countries in the developed and developing world. He received an MBA from IESE in September of 2002.

Patrick founded KYCnet in 2008 based on a series of simple observations: 
  • People are growing accustomed to easier, smarter and instant services;
  • Society is demanding greater care in customer due dilligence including new requirements in identity theft, fraud protection and regulatory driven on-boarding processes;
  • Businesses, especially in regulated industries, are struggling to efficiently manage resources while adhering to regualtory guidelines. 
These needs are apparent in three specific pain-points: lack of reliability, control, and adaptability. Patrick knew that he could help businesses satisfy their customers while meeting their societal demands by enabling easy on-boarding and beyond through "KYC Passport" an advanced, easy to implement SaaS technology. Today, Patrick's vision has become a reality as KYCnet's innovative software and solutions support the client lifecycle of major financial institutions domestic and abroad.

KYCnet is the world's first KYC-as-a-service company. Since 2008, KYCnet has been providing complete KYC due diligence analysis services and systems products to serve the business needs of the world's AML - regulated financial institutions.

2015 has seen massive adoption by the financial services industry of KYCnet's technology and solutions. KYCnet is now providing KYC Services and Systems to the Top-3 Banks in The Netherlands, the Top-3 Banks in Ireland, two of the top banks in the UK and one of the Top-3 Global French Banks.

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Dec 29, 2015

Season's Greetings from KYCnet

The KYCnet team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! We look forward to be at your service in 2016.

KYCnet started in 2008 as the first KYC-a-a-S company in the world. Thanks to our clients’ satisfaction and ongoing commitment we have experienced rapid growth. 2015 was a breakthrough year for our organization and has laid the foundation for future success. Join us these holiday season as we look back at what we have accomplished and share with you our commitment, our work and vision for the future.

Our People

A wide variety of nationalities makes our office a center of cultural exchange and professional development. With representatives of nearly 30 different countries we welcome the challenges of international KYC and Compliance with the combined skills of our young and wonderfully diverse graduates. Over the course of 2015, KYCnet hired over 30 new employees, providing them with the subject matter and technical training required to help them achieve their professional potential.


Our Projects

2015 represented a revenue growth of 392% for KYCnet. 

 •  We engaged over 10 new major clients.
 •  Analysis was performed on corporates, medium business, financial  institutions, government entities, insurance companies, investment  advisors, special purpose vehicles and  monetary authorities.
 •  Cases from nearly 100 different countries were analyzed.

Our Software

In 2013 we developed Passport, a KYC system that today supports the client due diligence operations of several major financial institutions. Thanks to input from our KYC experts this year we were able to launch two improved versions of our software: Passport 2.0. (January 2015) and Passport 3.0. (July 2015) utilizing big-data to support enterprise on-boarding. 

In early 2016 we will launch Passport 4.0 - our instant on-boarding release, featuring advanced companies houses and screening straight-through-processing.

As the end of 2015 is upon us we would like to thank all of those who have helped KYCnet in making this year a remarkable time of growth and favorable change.


Oct 23, 2015

KYCnet strenghtens its Sales and Marketing Department

KYCnet welcomes its newest Sales & Marketing team mate

23 October 2015

Giulietta Fantacci has joined the KYCnet Sales and Marketing Team as of October 2015.

Giulietta will liaise with potential and existing clients and provide key support in all aspects of the sales and marketing function. She will conduct lead generation, perform strategic research and assist in the marketing and promotion of KYCnet’s services and systems. Giulietta will also drive KYCnet’s social media presence and will be responsible for organizing KYCnet fair and event participation.

Giulietta graduated in Economics and Social Sciences at University Bocconi in Milan and recently obtained her Master’s degree certificate in Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she specialized in marketing and business development while supporting a product launch at a multinational corporation.

Giulietta reports to KYCnet’s CEO, Patrick Ryan, in her new role in KYCnet.

About KYCnet:

2015 has seen massive uptake in the financial services industry for KYCnet's technology and services. KYCnet is now providing KYC Services and Systems to the Top-3 Banks in The Netherlands, the Top-3 Banks in Ireland, two of the top banks in the UK and one of the Top-3 Global French Banks. Our system has also been selected and is live with Accenture and Dell as the technology based for their globally resourced KYC offerings.

Moreover we recently launched our Enterprise Onboarding release of Passport. See here for Release 3.0 and here for the version featured on Celent's new report on Emerging AML Technology - we feature prominently.

For more information, visit our website or contact KYCnet on +31 8400 36600 or email: info@kycnet.com