David Thomasson

With 17 years’ experience working in and around product management and product development, David is the Product Director for Payments & Commercial Lending at Metro Bank. As part of that role, he is the business sponsor for the bank’s PSD2 program. Prior to joining Metro in July 2017, David and his family spent ten years in Sydney, Australia where, at Macquarie Bank, he initially was accountable for the business banking deposit portfolio before moving into the world of payments. As Head of Payments there, he was responsible for the ‘pipes’ through which payments came in and out of the bank, the range of payment products and services offered to business customers, and the way in which Macquarie integrated data feed and payment services with 3rd party software platforms (as a kind of forerunner to the concept of ‘open banking’). Before his move to the other side of the world, David cut his teeth in banking at Barclays spending 7 years there from graduate trainee.

Product Director, Payments & Commercial Lending, Metro Bank