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Samoan Observer

27th February 2019

Robert Bell Klickex

Robert Bell speaks about his surprise to see Samoa put on a list of countries with weak anti-money laundering (AML) approaches and processes.

CIO

31st January 2019

Link: “Blockchain: The complete guide” By Lucas Mearian

“In bringing IBM in to mature the technology, we think we’re pushing something like 8 million…payments per day capacity, which is a long way up from where we started,” KlickEx CEO Robert Bell said.

South China Morning Post

20th July 2018

“The new system, built by Big Blue in partnership with blockchain start-up Stellar.org and financial services provider KlickEx Group, is already processing live transactions in 12 currency corridors across the Pacific Islands and Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.”

Financial Times

12th February 2018

KlickEx appears #3 on 1000 companies with the top growth in Asia-Pacific with a CAGR (2012-2016) 317.5% increase.

Yahoo Finance

29th December 2017

“In October, Stellar announced a partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and KlickEx that’ll have a dozen banks in the South Pacific region developing and deploying blockchain technology for IBM’s numerous cross-border transactions in the region.”

NASDAQ

27th December 2017

IBM in collaboration with Stellar.org and KlickEx Group announced a blockchain solution to enable cross-border payments on the blockchain at reduced settlement time and cost; it is already processing live transactions in 12 currency corridors across the Pacific Islands and Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The Motley Fool

23rd December 2017

“In October, Stellar announced a partnership with IBM (NYSE:IBM) and KlickEx to facilitate quicker cross-border transactions. IBM generates tens of billions of dollars from global clients, signaling that this could be Stellar’s opportunity to prove the value of its blockchain to other multinationals”

Yahoo Finance

21st December 2017

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” How much is the transfer fee to send $1000 to Australia? Western Union: $10 to a bank account, $25 to cash / Westpac: $20 (online) / ANZ goMoney: $9 / KlickEx: $3 /
TransferWise: $6.95 (from a bank account)”

ComputerWorld

17th October 2017

“IBM in collaboration with Stellar.org and KlickEx Group announced a blockchain solution to enable cross-border payments on the blockchain at reduced settlement time and cost; it is already processing live transactions in 12 currency corridors across the Pacific Islands and Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.”

NASDAQ

24th October 2017

” IBM’s blockchain solution is in collaboration with Stellar.org and KlickEx Group; it is already processing live transactions in 12 currency corridors across the Pacific Islands and Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. “

FX Week

16th October 2017

ibm klickex

“The solution, which will be based on IBM blockchain technology, is the result of a collaborative work between the US technology giant, KlickEx Group, a regional money transfer operator, and Stellar, a non-profit organisation that supports an open source blockchain technology network.”

Forbes

16th October 2017

Forbes Klickex IBM

KlickEx, which has been responsible for a significant uptake in digital financial services in unbanked regions of the world and lowering costs for banks, central banks and consumers in low liquidity currencies, owns many of the Pacific’s largest Money Transfer Operations and is the region’s largest clearing hub.”

IBM

16th October 2017

Link: “Bringing Blockchain to the South Pacific “ by IBM Australia and New Zealand

ibm blockchain klickex pacific

“I established KlickEx to streamline and simplify international payments and money transfers – we have pioneered the use of mobile apps and other emerging technologies to provide convenient, low-cost and accessible solutions to help Pacific communities with banking transactions.”

The Australian Business Review

16th October 2017

ibm klickex

“Digital assets are issued on the Stellar network as a foreign exchange bridge to allow for near real time settlement. KlickEx Group serves as the founding financial institution for the region, servicing banks, retail clients and consumers using this new network.”

CNBC

16th October 2017

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“The IBM project uses digital assets issued on a network run by a U.S. nonprofit called Stellar. A New Zealand financial services firm called KlickEx, the initial subscriber to the network, handles the currency conversion.”

CNBC

16th October 2017

ibm klickex blockchain

“The corporate giant partnered with non-profit blockchain organization Stellar and currency exchange service KlickEx to develop the distributed ledger.”

Techchrunch

16th October 2017

“The computing giant has teamed up with blockchain startup Stellar and payment company Kickex to launch a cross-border payment system for banks which uses the blockchain to ‘reduce the settlement time and lower the cost of completing global payments for businesses and consumers.’”

Reuters

25th September 2017

RPT-NZ remittance company buying speedboats movecash Pacific

Robert Bell, the CEO of Auckland-based company KlickEx, said it had to figure out how to process $400 million in annual transactions after first Westpac and then state-owned Kiwibank decided they would not allow them to access banking services over concerns they might breach anti-money laundering rules.”

Nikkei Asian Review

15th June 2017

Bill English remittance klickex

“Dozens of operators have closed,” KlickEx chairman Robert Bell said. “In Tonga, for example, there used to be one independent and locally-owned MTO for every 10,000 people or so. Now there are effectively none.”

Samoa Observer

19th March 2016

Pacific remittances low cost klickex

“The cost of sending NZD $200.00 to Samoa averaged around 10.6 percent, down from 10.8 percent in October 2015. Again, KlickEx – Low priority was the cheapest transfer service from New Zealand. The cost of sending AUD $200.00 to Samoa averaged at 11.1 percent and the cheapest money transfer operator was again KlickEx-Low Priority.

The Paypers

15th Febuary 2016

“Innotribe, the startup competition SWIFT began in 2009, has promoted a number of companies (such as KlickEx) whose business model is a direct threat — or close complement, depending on one’s viewpoint — to SWIFT, without letting those companies inside SWIFT’s walls.”

Euromoney

5th October 2016

klickex africa remittances

KlickEx, the money transfer company, has been forced to postpone plans to expand in Africa as international banks pull out of correspondent banking.”

International Compliance Association

13th July 2015

“AFI describes a recently-developed platform operating in the region – KlickEX – that has both substantially reduced remittance costs and transformed consumer behaviour, promoting financial education and inclusion while also reducing AML / CFT risk.”

AFI

22nd May 2015

PIRI Pacific Islands robert bell

“Our main private sector presenter for the session on remittances during the PIRI meeting was Robert Bell, the founder of the MTO KlickEx, who shared the issue and background behind the de-risking issues international banks are facing.”

Bitcoin Magazine

4th February 2014

Klickex CEO Robert Bell had this to say to Bank Innovation, “SWIFT loved that we want to set up a new global central bank to eliminate global FX risks and costs… and have already done it in the Pacific with United Nations Capital Development Program funding.””

Bank Innovation

26th September 2013

Innotribe winner klickex

KlickEx, the New Zealand-based startup that makes moving money between banks fast, cheap and easy, won the Top Startup award at Innotribe’s Startup Challenge in Dubai late last week. The prize was $50,000.”

SWIFT

19th September 2013

innotribe klickex

“Innotribe, SWIFT’s initiative to enable collaborative innovation in financial services, announced that KlickEx and Waratek have been awarded “Top Startup” and “Top Innovator” respectively, in the Innotribe Startup Challenge final held on September 18, 2013 at Sibos Dubai”

Robert Bell speaking at the FAFT, Vienna

Financial Action Task Force (FAFT)

Increased pressure from regulators on international banks for intelligence, in the effort to combat financial crime and terrorism, has been having adverse effects on small communities, such as the Pacific. Robert Bell from KlickEx spoke at the Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) in Vienna, Austria, attended by the UN and International Banks in an effort to solve the adverse effects

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