Metamo Credit Unions become the first community lenders to offer loans under the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme
Metamo; empowering Credit Unions to power Communities
Credit Unions recognise the need for evolution to best serve their members and communities, and to meet the existing and future demands of the sector. The objective of Metamo is to deliver a better, stronger and sustainable future for Credit Unions in Ireland.
Metamo will address key sector needs through the provision of:
- In-house market expertise provided by Metamo staff to Member Credit Unions
- Research and Industry Insights, real time information informing enhanced decision making
- Solution Development, creating increased efficiency for Credit Unions and their members
- Leveraging the collective power of Credit Unions, Metamo will identify best in class vendors and partners for members and customers
- Deployment and support of products and expertise for Credit Unions
- Strategic Planning
- Optimal process design
Metamo is driven by an ethos of Collaboration between the Member Credit Unions, those committed to a better future for themselves, their members, and their communities, and Partnership with Fexco.
In selecting a partner, one to bring enhanced commercial and technical expertise, Credit Unions recognise Fexco as a natural fit.
A global financial services organisation, one investing in the banking and payments sector, Fexco brings the scale and innovation that will drive the evolution of the Credit Unions.
Having partnered with Credit Unions for over 20 years, Fexco reflects the community ethos of the Credit Union – retaining its headquarters in Killorglin, Co. Kerry where the company was first founded 40 years ago – today employing close to 1,000 people locally and 2,300 worldwide.
Metamo Company Structure
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Alan is a finance and communications specialist with a long and successful track record in banking, investor relations, consultancy and the hospitality sector.
Over the course of 35 years at AIB, Alan held senior executive positions in Retail, Commercial and Corporate banking. He was Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing and since leaving AIB in 2012, Alan’s roles have included chairman of companies in the funds and hotel industries.
Alan holds a M.Sc (Business Administration) from Trinity College, Dublin, is a fellow of the Institute of Bankers, a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Irish Fund Directors Association.
Micheál O' Shea
Chief Technology Officer
Micheál joined Metamo in November 2019 as CTO. Micheál made the transition from Fexco Payments and FX division where he was head of Infrastructure and Security. Prior to joining Fexco Micheal spent 10 years working in Switzerland for the state-owned telecom company Swisscom.
Business Financial Strategy Manager
Liz joined Metamo as Business Financial Strategy Manager in August 2019, bringing 13 years of financial planning and analysis, financial due diligence and audit experience to the company.
Prior to joining Metamo, Liz worked as an Equity Analyst at Davy Capital Markets, where she performed financial analysis, research and valuations on publicly listed entities. Prior to this, Liz held deal advisory roles at FTI Consulting and KPMG UK, advising clients across a broad range of industries on M&A.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with German, from Trinity College Dublin, achieved her Chartered Accountants qualification with KPMG Ireland and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Head of Lending
Tony joined Metamo in Oct 2019 as Head of Lending with a brief to analyse current Credit Union lending environment and generate short and long term business proposals for delivery of Metamo lending services to support Credit Unions in designing more effective and efficient credit products across a range of risk classes.
Prior to joining Metamo Tony held the position of Head of VW Bank – Ireland having previously spent c.30 years with AIB Bank in a range of senior lending and credit transformation roles.
Tony holds a MSc in Business Administration from Trinity College, Dublin together with all relevant regulatory and professional qualifications to undertake senior Credit and Control Function roles.
Programme and Operations Manager
Mike joined Metamo in April 2019 after working as part of the team originally tasked with establishing Metamo DAC.
Immediately prior to joining Metamo Mike worked with Fexco where he held project and progam management positions in several businesses, but has most experience in new products and innovation.
Mike holds a B.A. in Legal Science and Economics from U.C.G., a graduate diploma in computing and software from A.I.T and a diploma in Project Management from U.L.
HR Services Director
Ciara joined Metamo in December 2019 as HR Services Director bringing over 14 years’ experience of being a trusted advisor to executives, managers and employees in multiple business environments. Prior to joining Metamo Ciara worked for Fexco Group HR providing HR thought leadership and counsel to high performing teams with responsibility for the execution of HR strategies and associated programs that supported the business needs.
Ciara also worked for KPMG Ireland and internationally in a property management firm in Sydney Australia. Ciara holds a Bachelors of Social Science, Masters in Human Resource Management, CertifiedMediator (IMI), is a member of CIPD and is qualified in Occupational Testing with British Psychological Society (BPS) membership.
Head of Financial Advisory Services
Benita joined Metamo in February 2021 to manage the Financial Advisory Service team. Benita has extensive Insurance and Banking sector experience, having previously managed AIB’s General Insurance business and EBS’s Bancassurance & General Insurance offerings. Benita has also worked for Accenture, Bank of Ireland Life and Irish Life.
Benita holds a MSc in Financial Services from UCD, is a Certified Financial Planner, is a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Licentiate of the Institute of Bankers.