MasterCard to buy Finicity by the end of the year

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

09:45, 14 September 2020

MasterCard secures its spot on the Northern American market.

This week debuted with major acquisitions and sales from major companies. Earlier we wrote about how SoftBank will sell a stake in T-Mobile for $21 billion. MasterCard moves against the current. Today it announced that it would purchase the open-banking company Finicity for $825 million. 

In the press release, MasterCard mentioned that this deal would be auspicious, as its position regarding the open-banking capabilities will strengthen, and the customers will be in charge even more than usual over their financial data as they will collaborate with third-party providers that rely on banking information. The open-banking system helps fintech applications to provide services that benefit the user's banking and financial credentials.With this, MasterCard can expand in North America after it took Europe by storm connecting with more than 1,800 financial institutions. 

This is not Finicity’s first rodeo with major financial institutions. In the past, it worked with JP Morgan, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo & Co, and Capital One Financial Corp

The deal is expected to settle by the end of the year.

MasterCard stock price gained 0.6% in today’s early trading. Overall, it gained more than 50% in just three months, while USA500 added 39%.

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Sources: marketwatch.com, businesswire.com

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