The Contest and Markets Authority (CMA) stated Paypal had refused to supply suggestions to deal with its concerns on the way the bargain, Paypal’s greatest , could damage competition and may result in higher costs for clients, or even worse quality of support.
The regulator had flagged concerns surrounding rivalry from the emerging market for”omni-channel” payment solutions as a consequence of the merger.
Paypal’s purchase of iZettle, that will permit the US payments chip to expand to the retail payment terminals firm in global markets, closed in September.
The deadline for a last decision on the issue is May 21, 2019, the CMA said.
Paypal wasn’t immediately available for a remark. US markets have been closed to indicate former President George HW Bush’s passing.
Launched in 2010, iZettle is among the most significant fintech startups to emerge from Europe, and among a series of powerful venture-backed businesses to emerge from Sweden in the last ten years or more.