About Us

We created KiKa to shake up online payments.

In 2018, in response to the open banking changes in the UK, we started work on KiKa.

We identified an opportunity to make the world of online payments fairer for everyone. We wanted to provide a cost-effective payment service for businesses, while giving customers more visibility and control over their payments. With those goals in mind, we created KiKa.

KiKa has continued to develop and launched to the public in 2020.

We don’t access or share any personal data during the payment process.

We’re authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and listed by Open Banking, so you can rest assured that all details are 100% secure.

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What is open banking?

KiKa uses open banking technology to deliver a fair, fast and secure payment service.

In 2015, a new set of European banking regulations was introduced, known as ‘open banking’.

The UK Competitions and Markets Authority created the Open Banking Implementation Entity, funded by the 9 largest UK banks, to define the UK’s open banking standards. The standards launched in 2018.

Our partners

We’re listed by the OBIE as an official third party provider.

We work closely with Mastercard, which connects us securely to the UK’s banks and building societies.

MOHARA is our product, technology and investment partner, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to Kikapay.

Meet the team

Philip Godden

Head of product and co-founder

Philip is a qualified accountant and an experienced finance and technology consultant. He’s spent 20+ years leading tech-driven corporate change programmes. Before KiKapay, Philip worked for EY in their technology advisory practice, advising high-value clients like JCB and GE Energy. Philip steers our product development, helping us deliver the best possible experience for our clients and their customers.

Chris Moore

CEO and co-founder

Chris has 15 years experience in senior positions in the payments field. He’s had stints as head of advisory for European payments at EY and business development director for TSYS International, a market-leading payment solution provider. Chris has demonstrated success in managing commercial operations and delivering payment solutions for clients. Chris leads the sales and operations for KiKapay, supporting the business growth.

Etienne Smith

CTO

Etienne is an experienced CTO with a background in engineering and data science. He has a wealth of experience in taking products to market, having led tech strategy and implementation for several finance startups. He also consults on multiple client projects for MOHARA, a digital innovation agency and startup investor that works closely with KiKapay. Etienne is the driving force behind the technical team, ensuring that our products are easy for our clients to implement and our customers to use.

Tim Walker

Business Development Director

Tim has over 20 years experience working with banking and payments organisations of all sizes ranging from the smallest banks to global payment schemes. After a decade as a Partner in Deloitte's consulting practice, Tim has more recently helped set up a challenger bank, led a large programme to implement a new finance platform for an international bank, co-authored The Handbook of Banking Technology, and helped manage and fundraise for various non-profit organisations. Tim is leading the implementation of KiKapay's Help to Pay product.

Will Hurl

Senior Associate, Marketing

Will is a commercially focused recent graduate, who splits his time between business development and account management. Will offers continuous support and guidance to key accounts and prospect clients, who wish to optimise their payment processes.
Wills previous experiences include hosting and project managing international conferences in the Middle East and West Africa, as well as business development roles for professional sports clubs within the UK.