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Rakuten Site wide payments issue

Rakuten Bug

Rakuten have a payments issue with their soon to be retired website. They’ve emailed their merchants saying “Dear Seller/Merchant Please be advised that our payment processor is currently experiencing issues, meaning that any sales that have taken place since 2pm on Monday are awaiting payment and remain in the ‘sale pending’ status. We are […]

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iZettle open London pop up for SMEs


This week, mobile payments provider iZettle will be opening their doors as a pop-up shop in London’s West End. By giving 6 firms the opportunity to trade just off Bond Street, on South Molton Street they will help them sell along all the familiar High Street names but also showcase iZettle’s own payment system. iZettle […]

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Etsy Credit Card Reader for iOS and Android

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Etsy have just launched a card reader to enable Etsy Merchants to accept payments anywhere that they have a mobile phone signal. Unlike the PayPal Here card reader, The Sell on Etsy card reader is free, if you qualify Etsy will simply mail you a card reader at no charge. Not only that but with […]

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USA to adopt Chip and Pin credit & debit cards

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The US are at last to move to Chip and Pin for credit and debit cards. President Obama announced a BuySecure Initiative and said that to start with all government issued cards (for Social Security etc) will be replaced with Chip and Pin. In his speech Obama noted that in store credit card fraud was […]

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TravelersBox for converting your unused currency

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Small Business Marketing Strategist, Author and Public Speaker John Hayes has spotted a new service which includes PayPal at Istanbul Airport. He was in Istanbul speaking at the 10th Annual Turkey Call Center Expo where he talked about integrating social media activity in the call center environment. John was very impressed with the whole set-up, […]

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Oh Poo! Poodle may break PayPal checkout


Security researchers at Google have announced a “Poodle” vulnerability in SSL 3.0. We don’t expect that means much to you, nor the full name – Poodle stands for “Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption“. What it does mean is that PayPal may be broken for some ecommerce sites as PayPal unplugs SSL 3.0 support, so […]

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Hello win PayPal’s London BattleHack

PayPal feat

Take an accelerator facility, gallons of coffee, no sleep, a lot very unhealthy food and a bunch of geeks over the space of a weekend and you have an idea of what Battlehack is. Basically keen developers try and build an app in less than 48 hours. This weekend past, PayPal hosted it’s Battlehack in […]

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PayPal target tradesmen with new ad for PayPal Here

PayPal Here Feat

PayPal have published a video on Youtube that promotes their PayPal Here service to tradesmen. We have no idea where this ad will be airing (maybe you’ve seen it?) but it’s promoting their October deal for half price Here handsets. Now, I must say, I find this PayPal Here service extremely nifty. With just a […]

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PayPal employees raise money for The Prince’s Trust

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The PayPal UK cycling team rode from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle last Sunday to raise money for The Prince’s Trust. The Trust needs to raise £60m this year to continue its work, helping 58,000 young people in the UK. ‘Palace to Palace’ is The Prince’s Trust largest mass participation fundraising event. Cyclists started their […]

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