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30% off Skype Credit when you pay with PayPal


If you’re looking for a last minute gift or will be calling someone on Skype for Christmas this year, PayPal have a tasty little offer that may bring you some cheer. If you pay by PayPal for Skype Credit, they’ll give you 30% off. Find out all about here. The offer is available until the […]

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Barclaycard unveil new payment method by gloves

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Bringing a whole new meaning to contactless payments, Barclaycard are trialling a new way to pay this Christmas. You can now pony up by glove. The new “tap and pay” gloves mean people will be able to pay using woollen gloves as you would with a contatless card. The payment mechanism is woven into the […]

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Get £20 off a PayPal Here Card Reader

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Here’s a little Christmas discount for anyone looking to purchase a PayPal Here card reader. Currently if you purchase PayPal Here directly from PayPal it’ll cost you £69.95. We’ve discovered that it’s freely available online for just £49.95! PayPal Here is being distributed by the Wolseley UK through three of their plumbing websites: Parts Center […]

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iwoca goes international and launches in Spain

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iwoca have started offering credit to the two million small businesses in Spain, further expanding its international reach. Since 2012, iwoca has lent almost £30 million across 5,000 transactions in the UK and Poland. The launch of iwoca Spain is further evidence of the growing global need for alternatives to traditional business finance providers. This […]

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The Apple Store now accepts PayPal


In what could be seen a possible overture to a love affair next year, after eBay and PayPal divorce, the online Apple shop is now accepting PayPal in the UK and US, effective immediately. So if you’re in the market for an iPad or an Apple computer, you can now pay online using PayPal. Also, […]

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Beware this PayPal scam doing the rounds

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Just a quick one. There’s a new PayPal scam doing the rounds. It should hopefully be stopped by most email spam filters and the like but it’s well worth sharing. It’s particularly worrying that the email not only uses your name and looks very real. We’ve got a screengrab below that will hope you identify […]

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US Payments firm Stripe bags $70m


PayPal and iZettle competitor Stripe has brokered a $70m investment deal that values the company at $3.5bn. The San Francisco based firm will doubtless be thrilled by the deal that the doubles the valuation of the company in less than a year. A January 2014 funding round raised $80m valued the company at $1.75bn. It […]

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20% off iTunes when you pay with PayPal


This is a bit of a no-brainer. Doubtless, you have a Mac fan in your family or circle of friends. Between now and the 1st of December, you can but iTunes vouchers and get a 20% discount if you pay by PayPal. You can redeem your iTunes code for music, films, TV programmes, games, apps […]

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5 Steps that can boost your conversion rates from PayPal


PayPal reckon that you can boost conversion on your website by over 3% with five simple changes. Unsurprisingly most of the changes are to highlight the fact that you accept PayPal but that got me thinking… I do prefer to pay with PayPal. It shocks me quite how much I prefer PayPal but it really […]

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PayPal improves funding options in Belgium

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PayPal have improved their offering in Belgium. Now PayPal users there will be able to link their bank account to their PayPal account and use that as a funding source. Previously, Belgian users were limited to funding their purchases with either a credit card or bank transfer. Belgium has around 1.4 million PayPal users but […]

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