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Are you having trouble with your Paypal Download history?

PayPal Bug Bounty

As we always say, we get our best stories from readers. Your tip-offs and scoops are vital. Thanks, as always. And over the past few months we’ve received a few emails from readers about the Paypal Download history being unreliable. That’s where you download all your PayPal transactions and it’s vital to many of you […]

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OECD ups economic forecast for 2016 but next year isn’t so good


The experts at the OECD have back tracked on their predictions of doom for the UK economy for 2016. They’ve changed their mind about a likely recession and upped their GDP growth forecast from 1.75 to 1.8%. Mainly due to the slowing China economy, the OEC also downgraded global GDP expectations for this year from […]

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UK online financial crime up 53% in 2016

Card Security

A new report from Financial Fraud Action UK has found that fraud in the UK payments industry has soared by 53% on last year and totalled £755 million in 2015. More than 1 million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016,this means an incident happened in the UK every 15 […]

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Apple Pay comes to the Mac (but you still need an iPhone)

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is about to come to Mac computers, a full two years after it first launched on the iPhone. However you’ll still need your iPhone in order to authenticate Mac based purchases. With the latest Sierra operating system, Apple Mac users will be able to browse the web to make purchases from any website […]

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PayPal and UnionPay deal offers Chinese opportunity


PayPal has struck a deal with Chinese payments firm UnionPay that means European merchants will be able to accept payments directly from Chinese buyers. You can read the statement here. As Braintree (a PayPal company) notes: “As China’s most dominant card, the addition of UnionPay will help us unlock the access to this segment of […]

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PayPal One Touch has proved highly successful

PayPal One Touch

PayPal’s simplified payment system One Touch was launched last year. It means that you don’t need to provide details every time you check out, available on the app and in “in browser” too it greatly speeds up how you can pay: literally with.. wait for it.. one touch. And it’s proved highly successful with adoption […]

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Facebook Messenger bots can now accept payments

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger bots can now accept payments from customers from within the Messenger app. The new feature that allows users to make payments is one part of the Messenger platform update to version 1.2 announced on Monday. Facebook Messenger bots can now accept payments from customers without making them leave the Messenger app, said Messenger […]

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Tradebox beta expands beyond Sage to include rival accounts packages

Tradebox Feat

Tradebox Finance Manager is one of the solutions which seems to have been around forever in the eBay world. Put simply, Tradebox sucks your sales data out of eBay, PayPal, Amazon (and any number of other platforms) and squirts it into Sage 50 Accounts pretty much automating your accounting for marketplace and website sales. Tradebox […]

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PayPal glitch shows paid eBay items as unpaid

PayPal Bug

On Wednesday last week (7th September) there was a PayPal glitch which made it appear that some buyers who paid for an item hadn’t paid. The issue has been identified and addressed by PayPal but it may take up to 48 hours for previous payments to be processed. have posted more information on the […]

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