Tag: Fiserv

Mergers like Fiserv-First Data are a red flag for banks

Vendor consolidation has been topping fintech headlines in 2019, since the announcement of banking technology vendor Fiserv announced its acquisition of payments processor First Data. The major deal followed others in recent years — such as FIS’s acquisition of SunGard and the merger of D+H and Misys into Finastra — in which legacy fintech providers…
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February 6, 2019 0

After Fiserv-First Data, who’s merging next?

Fiserv’s $22 billion deal to acquire First Data creates pressure to scale core banking and payment processing that may force further industry consolidation. That puts M&A bullseyes on companies like FIS, TSYS and myriad bank IT and merchant services companies. “A deal has been brewing for years and it was no secret that Fiserv has…
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January 25, 2019 0

Fiserv-First Data: Why small banks fear big fintech

The news that Fiserv is buying First Data may be unwelcome to small banks and credit unions as some fear it will create a combined entity that is even slower and more bureaucratic than the large core vendors are seen as today. The deal makes sense for Fiserv. It brings together two financial industry behemoths:…
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January 16, 2019 0