Notifications Bell

Visa and Plaid called off their merger

Visa and Plaid called off their merger

The $5.3 billion deal between the two was put to an end by the DOJ

On January 13, 2020, Visa announced that it was planning to purchase Plaid in a $5.3 billion deal -which could have been one of the largest to-date in the fintech industry - but this year things took a swing.

Visa's efforts ended after the Department of Justice pointed out that the company will eliminate the competition if it completes the deal, given that Plaid's software is used by major apps such as Venmo, Robinhood, and SoFi, to connect the apps with customers' bank account data.

The Department of Justice stated that the deal's termination is "a victory for American consumers and small businesses."

However, Visa and Plaid were quick to dismiss the allegations, saying that "we just believe that the lawsuit is wrong on the basis of facts and the basis of law."

Following the news, Visa stock price lost 1.89%.


This information prepared by is not an offer or a solicitation for the purpose of purchase or sale of any financial products referred to herein or to enter into any legal relations, nor an advice or a recommendation with respect to such financial products.

This information is prepared for general circulation. It does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or the particular needs of any recipient.

You should independently evaluate each financial product and consider the suitability of such a financial product, by taking into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, and by consulting an independent financial adviser as needed, before dealing in any financial products mentioned in this document.

This information may not be published, circulated, reproduced or distributed in whole or in part to any other person without the Company’s prior written consent.

Past performance is not always indicative of likely or future performance. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of