Tag: M&A

Fiserv’s $22 billion buyout of First Data pays off during pandemic

When Fiserv purchased First Data in 2019, it was part of an industrywide push to combine bank and merchant technology under one roof. A year later, a key piece of First Data’s technology — and its top executive — have become Fiserv’s path through the pandemic. As payments volume across the world plummeted, Fiserv’s Clover…
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May 8, 2020 0

6 takeaways from the Global Payments-TSYS merger

The deal will also streamle how payments technology is packaged with other merchant services in the sales process, Woods said. “The other large companies do have components of that but they are also doing mortgage services and many other things that a bank might need,” Woods said. “We are purely a payments technology company.” Stripe…
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May 28, 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

How plastic cards can flourish in a world of digital payments

It’s impossible to predict how long consumers around the globe will cling to using plastic cards for payments, but not uncommon to hear predictions of the product’s demise. Entrust Datacard, which serves both sides of the physical and digital payments spectrum, sees the categories’ fates as intertwined. The more momentum digital and mobile wallets have,…
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July 4, 2018 0

U.K.’s Paysafe buying iPayment to expand in North America

Paysafe, the U.K.-based payments provider serving a concentration of small and midsize merchants in global markets, is buying iPayment Holdings, a processor with a similar focus in the U.S. The move will bring 450 employees in Westlake Village, Calif.-based iPayment’s four U.S. offices and more than 137,000 merchant customers under Paysafe’s umbrella, putting it among…
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April 15, 2018 0

Credit unions are buying more banks. Get used to it.

The more bidders, the merrier. That philosophy among small-bank sellers is driving the increase in credit union acquisitions of banks this year, and it’s a big reason the trend is expected to gain further steam. More sellers are inviting offers from credit unions — in addition to putting out the normal feelers among banks —…
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April 9, 2018 0

Visa to acquire Fraedom to expand B-to-B services

In a move to support its business-to-business payments platform, Visa has agreed to acquire the software provider Fraedom. Fraedom, which offers payments and transaction management software-as-a-service solutions for financial institutions and their corporate customers, has been a Visa partner for nearly 10 years. Fraedom technology currently powers the Visa IntelliLink Spend Management platform that has…
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February 11, 2018 0