Visa has announced it has agreed to acquire Tink, a European open banking platform that enables financial institutions, fintechs and merchants to build tailored financial management tools, products and services for European consumers and businesses based on their financial data.
Visa will pay total financial consideration of 1.8 billion Euros ($2.2 billion), inclusive of cash and retention incentives, to acquire Tink.
Through a single API, Tink allows its customers to access aggregated financial data, use smart financial services such as risk insights and account verification and build personal finance management tools.
Sweden-based Tink is integrated with more than 3,400 banks and financial institutions, reaching millions of bank customers across Europe. Tink will retain its brand and current management team, and its headquarters will remain in Stockholm, Sweden.
In January, Visa and US fintech startup Plaid had terminated their $5.3b merger agreement and agreed with the US Department of Justice to dismiss the litigation related to the proposed transaction.