Plaid could expand into fraud detection, making credit decisions and, scariest of all, payments infrastructure. This opportunity for Plaid looked like a threat to Visa. On January 12th the D o J announced that Visa had pulled out of the deal, rather than continue to trial, which was scheduled for June. Two separate legal challenges, one mounted by a bipartisan coalition of attorneys-general in 46 states and another from the Federal Trade Commission FTC , centre on its acquisitions. They alleged that the technology titan maintained its monopoly in personal social-networking by systematically buying up potential competitors—notably Instagram in and WhatsApp in The move to block the tie-up of Visa and Plaid implies a new trustbusting approach taking shape in America. Henceforth the authorities will probably try to nip Facebook-like arguments in the bud pre-emptively by stymieing attempts by powerful incumbents to swallow upstart competitors. Explosive stuff. This article appeared in the Business section of the print edition under the headline "Visa-free travel".
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Plaid is a financial services company based in San Francisco, California. The company builds a data transfer network that powers fintech and digital finance products. The company uses the controversial practice of "phishing" users' bank login details by creating lookalike bank account login pages. Plaid was founded in by Zach Perret and William Hockey. Plaid builds a data transfer network that powers Fintech and digital finance products. From the consumer side, this means they allow common apps such as Venmo and Chime to offer banking services without having to develop all the infrastructure themselves. In October , Plaid announced the "all-new Plaid Link" to reduce the steps necessary to connect financial products. On November 5, , the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit seeking to block the acquisition, arguing that Visa is a monopolist trying to eliminate a competitive threat by purchasing Plaid. Visa said it disagrees with the lawsuit and "intends to defend the transaction vigorously. On January 12, , Plaid announced the proposed merger agreement had been officially terminated almost exactly a year after its initial public announcement of the deal.
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