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By Chris Dawson March 27, 2017 - 11:09 am

Another 158 RBS and NatWest branches lost to small businesses

RBS are to close another 158 branches (30 RBS and 128 NatWest branches) across Scotland and England. 300 staff will move to back office jobs but 362 employees are expected to lose their jobs. The bank will end up with an estate consisting of 30

Aeroexpress: ‘A Return Trip with PayPal’

Russia probably isn't the first territory that comes to mind when you think of PayPal, which is probably just why they've launched a promotion with Aeroexpress offering a 50% discount when buying tickets and paying with PayPal. Travellers are able to buy return tickets to the

Amazon to collect sales tax on all US sales from 1st April

Amazon will start collecting Sales Tax in all US states from the 1st of April, according to a report by CNBC. There will be just five US states where you'll be able to buy tax free from Amazon Retail - Alaska, Delaware, Oregon, Montana and

World First – E-Info Magazine for Online Sellers – Issue 4 (March 2017)

The latest E-Info Magazine for Online Sellers from World First is ready to download with articles on: 6 key tips for internationalisation; 7 top tips for selling on global marketplaces; 15 minute ecommerce optimisation in 3 easy steps; How to master Instagram to drive your online sales; How and where

BigCommerce merchants can now use Amazon Pay

Bigcommerce has confirmed that Amazon Pay is now available to all of its merchant clients located in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The development will mean sellers using the ecommerce platform to power their online shop can help shoppers to check out

VAT Flat Rate Scheme changes from 1st April 2017

Many small businesses choose to use the Flat Rate VAT scheme due to it's simplicity of accounting. Rather than adding up the VAT you pay on all your purchases and deduct it from the VAT you collect on sales to work out how much you

PayPal invests in Toss

PayPal is amongst the investors in a funding round for Viva Republica which is the company developing Korean financial services app Toss. The series C round clocks in at $48 million. The aim is to further streamline online payments in South Korea. Toss was founded by

iZettle Launch TV Ads

Payments firm iZettle has launched a new series of TV adverts that will be airing on Sky News, Sky Sports, Sky Atlantic, Discovery, Food Network and many more. The idea is to promote the idea that throughout history there have been plenty of people saying

Google adds money transfer to the Gmail app on Android in the US

Google are entering the consumer to consumer mobile payments market with the ability to send and request money in your Gmail app on Android. Currently only available for Android and in the US, doubtless it will roll out around the world in the near future. What