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Global fintech M&A round-up Q1 2021

April 2, 2021


Whilst some big deals announced last year never came to fruition in these early months – including Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, and crowdfunding platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs – plenty of other deals emerged to take their place.

Here’s a breakdown, in order of announcement dates, of some fintech M&A deals so far this year.

UK challenger Cashplus buys icount’s current account portfolio

Cashplus, a UK-based challenger bank, bought the 5,000-customer-strong portfolio of Manchester-based firm, icount, at the beginning of January.

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