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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

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We’ve only just spotted that since June Flybe have been offering customers booking flights online at www.flybe.com 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

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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

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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

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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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PayPal add 10 new countries including Nigeria

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PayPal are adding ten new countries to the roster of territories they do business in, including what was once considered the online financial fraud centre of the world with their 419 scams – Nigeria. From this week you’ll be able to use PayPal in Belarus, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nigeria, Paraguay, and […]

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Why don’t eBay use PayPal’s exchange rate?

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Tamebay reader John has been looking at the exchange rate and wonders why eBay’s exchange rate is fixed at unrealistic levels. To be fair eBay display exchange rates as “Approximately” and you’ll get PayPal’s exchange rate when you come to pay, but you might not buy in the first place if you think the item […]

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Amazon launch subscription based payments

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Amazon have launched what’s effectively a PayPal competitor – Amazon payments. The aim is to enable Amazon’s 240 million customers to pay for services such as a monthly phone bill or a digital music subscription. Consumers will also be able to use credit card details stored on Amazon to make purchases on third party sites […]

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