Facebook wanted to control the banking data of users

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Social network Facebook has asked major us banks access to personal financial data of their clients to be able to develop suitable services, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Confidential information the company needs to create a trading platform, the newspaper writes. Facebook is going to access shopping, transaction and balance on accounts of its users.

According to interlocutors of the newspaper, last year the social network spoke to such banks as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp. One of the variants of cooperation — displays the account balance Messenger.

Some banks refused to provide the requested information, citing confidentiality. While Facebook guaranteed credit organizations that will not transfer information to third parties or use it for display advertising.

The banks are not interested in working with Facebook for another reason. Despite the fact that they are looking out for new customers, which could be users of the social network, they hope to keep them in their own payment services.

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