Robert is a recognized innovator in banking and digital financial infrastructure. He is a former HSBC Banker, and NZX Energy trader, and has been the force behind the Pacific’s eight country real time regional payment infrastructure since 2013, empowering both Institutional markets and Financial Inclusion, for which he was recently awarded a New Zealander of the Year (2017) medal.
“Since joining HSBC in the early 2000s, the vast potential for banking was very clear. I moved from Global Banking and Markets, into Trading, and then went out on my own in my early 20s. HSBC was the largest bank in the world, at that time, with more than 135 million customers in 89 countries – and it was a hard business to leave.
Since then, my focuss has been on builiding teams and platforms that can deliver on key goals and opportunities at the right time, building technical expertise over long periods. Capacity that now includes National Payment systems for Central Banks, some of the largest consumer-facing financial service products and platforms in the Market, and deals within the industry, such as SWIFT, IBM, and VISA/PayPal, Verifone, and Digicel – just for our work in the Pacific over the past 5 years.
Where to from here? The answer is as determined as we have always been – it is to grow what we know, into global best-practice; and to deepen our coverage and services to more people, world wide. What was begun in the Pacific, has global legs, and the scale to deliver.”
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
Banking regulaton poses challenges for everyone. Interest.co.nz asks why banks close accounts, rather than reporing data to regulators.
The KlickEx CEO discusses how the Pacific is responding to the financial system limits of 2014-2017, and what measures are being taken while regulators respond to the phenomenon known as “de-risking”.
Interview by Finextra: What difference does a year make for a start-up?
Robert Bell, Executive Chairman from KlickEx discusses the growth of the company one year after winning SWIFT’s 2013 Start-up Challenge, Innotribe.
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Robert Bell participating in world events to share about Fintech, Blockchain, Financial Inclusion and more.
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