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PaySketch: PayPal Analytics & Reporting


PaySketch started with a simple idea – to stay updated with what’s happening in your PayPal account and that’s just what it does. It’s desktop application (PC or MAC) which synchronises with your PayPal account and then gives you a ton of data that you can search at lightning speed, run analytics to find you […]

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PayPal and Braintree launch Start Tank London

Start Tank

PayPal and Braintree have launched Start Tank London, a programme dedicated to supporting UK startups to help drive success and growth for their businesses. Following great success with Start Tank Boston, the programme has been rolled out to the UK. The startups in Start Tank Boston cover a diverse range of businesses, from recycling and […]

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Amazon may launch mobile credit card reader

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Amazon may be about to launch their own credit card reader which would compete directly with PayPal Here, as well as Square and other competitors. 9to5mac report seeing an internal Staples document suggesting that the “Amazon Card Reader” could be in stores in the US as early as August the 12th at a retail cost […]

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PayPal UK to launch PayPal Working Capital

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PayPal have announced that they will launch PayPal Working Capital in the UK this Autumn. Their stated aim is to help British businesses fund their future growth. PayPal reference the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) who reported that “SMEs suffer from long-standing challenges in accessing bank and equity finance.” They will join exisiting […]

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Flybe accept PayPal for online flight bookings


We’ve only just spotted that since June Flybe have been offering customers booking flights online at the option of paying with PayPal They’re accepting payments from travelers in British Pounds; Euros or US Dollars negating the need to enter their credit card details when buying Flybe flights with PayPal. It streamlines the booking process […]

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Allianz Global Assistance adopt PayPal Here


Allianz Global Assistance have given all of their nationwide fleet of breakdown assistance technicians a PayPal Here Chip and PIN card reader to take card payments at the roadside. This will save time by avoiding the need for Allianz Global Assistance technicians to call headquarters to process a card payment for services not included in […]

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PayPal US users may get 24 hour bank transfers

PayPal feat

There are many times that our cousins in the US get new features and releases ahead of the UK, but an announcement by PayPal just made me realise how fortunate we Brits sometimes are. PayPal just announced a payments breakthrough saying “Starting this month, we introduced Next-Day Settlement (NDS) for eligible businesses in the United […]

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Using PayPal here at a car boot sale

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I’ve played with all of PayPal’s new toys such as PayPal Check In and PayPal Here and although PayPal Check In was great for buying beer I’ve never really had call to use PayPal Here for real. That is until last weekend. I went along with a friend who was doing a car boot sale, […]

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PayPal Free parking offer at Westfield London

PayPal Parking

PayPal and Westfield have launched cashless carparking, where shoppers at Westfield, Shepherds Bush can now pay for car parking with their smartphone through PayPal’s app. This is the first time people in the UK have been able to pay to park with PayPal’s app, and it’s the same PayPal app that you can use to […]

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