Western Union may be buying cross-border funds firm MoneyGram.
In keeping with a June 1 article on Bloomberg, the funds large just lately made a takeover supply for MoneyGram. If profitable, this could mix the 2 of the most important money-transfer corporations in the US.
Ups and downs throughout pandemic
Lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders in response to the coronavirus have closed many companies throughout the U.S., together with native branches of MoneyGram.
The variety of digital transactions have risen as individuals keep at residence, however they accounted for simply 18% of its cash transfers within the first quarter, based on Bloomberg. Regardless of partnering with Ripple in 2019 for cross-border funds international change settlements, MoneyGram reported a “quiet” first quarter for 2020.
MoneyGram has a market cap of roughly $155 million, with Western Union valued at roughly $8.2 billion.