April 18, 2024

David Solomon, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs, participates in a panel dialogue through the annual Milken Institute International Convention at The Beverly Hilton Lodge on April 29, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Apple has given Goldman Sachs a proposal to finish its credit-card and financial savings account partnership throughout the subsequent 12 to fifteen months, an individual accustomed to the matter informed CNBC’s Leslie Picker.

The transfer, if it had been to occur, would successfully finish one of many highest profile partnerships between a financial institution and a tech firm.

It could additionally imply that Apple would wish to discover a new monetary companion for its widespread bank card, Apple Card, and its high-yield financial savings accounts underneath the Apple model. Whereas Apple provides each its bank card and financial savings account via the pockets app on iPhones, the banking backend is dealt with by Goldman Sachs.

When Apple first launched the Apple Card in 2019, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon was in attendance at a glitzy Apple launch occasion at its California campus.

However the partnership has been rocky lately as Goldman Sachs, underneath CEO David Solomon, has retreated from its earlier shopper banking ambitions as prices stacked up. Goldman has additionally confronted scrutiny from regulators into the way it handles refunds and billing errors, and over alleged gender discrimination when figuring out credit score limits.

Earlier this yr, Goldman Sachs mentioned that it will “think about strategic options” for its shopper banking enterprise.

For Apple, the bank card and financial savings accounts are a approach so as to add worth and extra options to its iPhone, in addition to bolster its rapidly rising companies enterprise with charges. It’s not clear whether or not Apple has discovered a brand new companion or would think about larger modifications to its monetary merchandise if it had been to exit the settlement with Goldman Sachs.

The proposal from Apple was beforehand reported by the Wall Avenue Journal. A Goldman Sachs consultant declined to remark.

CNBC’s Leslie Picker and Steve Kovach contributed to this story.