WSJ: First Data’s growth prospects

The Wall St. Journal’s Heard on the Street column this morning focuses on First Data’s growth prospects.

Chief among the risks: Western Union is losing market share to other money-transfer companies and big banks even as unwelcome headlines loom amid regulatory scrutiny of the unit’s compliance in the wake of a settlement it reached recently with the New York State Banking Department over allegedly lax antimoney-laundering controls. In paying an $8 million fine, the company neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing.

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