PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WEX (NYSE:WEX), a leading financial technology service provider, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain health savings account (“HSA”) assets of HealthcareBank, the custodian bank for customers of WEX’s Health division. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to adjusted net income in fiscal year 2021.
On February 11, 2021, WEX announced plans to acquire the HSA assets from HealthcareBank.
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About WEX Inc.
Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX (NYSE: WEX) is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, travel and healthcare. WEX operates in more than 10 countries and in more than 20 currencies through more than 5,200 associates around the world. WEX fleet cards offer 15.8 million vehicles exceptional payment security and control; purchase volume in travel and corporate solutions was $20.9 billion in 2020; and the WEX Health financial technology platform helps 408,000 employers and 33.1 million consumers better manage healthcare expenses. For more information, visit www.wexinc.com.