Wednesday February 26, 2020

Fexco keeps its Kerry cool as it faces down era-defining change

The global payments firm is reaping the benefits of being ahead of the fintech curve – and its head of global payments says it’s planning to take EU reforms to payment services in its stride

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

24th March, 2019
Ruth McCarthy, chief executive of Fexco Global Payments Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

The switch was big even if it meant coming home. Having been a solicitor in Dublin, Ruth McCarthy made a decision seven years ago to return to Killorglin in Co Kerry.

The town had just 2,199 people on the last census night. It’s best known for the Puck Fair, but is also home to fintech giant Fexco. The business employs 1,000 people across Kerry, mostly in its home town, which largely explains why Killorglin has...

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