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By Dan Wilson July 21, 2017 - 8:03 am

Move over cash. Now it’s mobile and contactless.

For the first time in history, cash payments are not the most popular way to pay in the UK. And it's largely down to contactless, needless to say. But mobile payments are paying their part too. In its 2017 annual payments survey, the British Retail Consortium

Visa and PayPal Extend Partnership to Europe

PayPal announced an partnership with Visa in the US a year ago and also in Asia. Today comes the news that the partnership is to be extended to Europe. Two main things will be of interest: The agreement enhances the online, in-app and in store payment

U-turn gives at least two years grace on SME compulsory quarterly tax returns

The government has curbed the reach of their "Making Tax Digital" initiative which would have seen every small business in the country linking their bank accounts to HMRC and filling out quarterly tax returns. The aim was for HMRC to snoop on your bank account and

Santander offer cashback for using Android, Apple or Samsung Pay

From Monday the 17th of July 2017 until the 30th of September 2017, Santander customers with a 123 Lite account can earn 5% cash back on all purchases made with Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The offer is open to both new and

PayPal now available as payment method on iTunes and app store etc.

PayPal and Apple have struck a fairly remarkable deal: now you can use Paypal in the Apple iTunes store and elsewhere. News of the deal on Wednesday sent PayPal's stock price up to an all time high of $56.99. Now you can just very easily choose

The Taylor Review wants to end cash in hand payments

The Government is hoping to boost PayPal's coffers by eradicating cash in hand payments citing the need to curb tax dodging. "In a few years time as we move to a more cashless economy, self employed people would be paid cashlessly - like your window cleaner.

Guide to finance & accounting services for online sellers

The Tamebay Guide is a free resource packed with dozens of vital tools and services which can help you start, manage, maintain and grow your business. Finance is one of the areas that all businesses need to take care of, but perhaps often given a back

Stripe strikes payments deal in China with Alipay and WeChat

Stripe has announced partnerships, effective immediately, with Chinese payments firms Alipay and WeChat that means Chinese consumers will be able to shop and pay more easily on foreign webstores. Combined Alipay and WeChat have hundreds of millions of users in China but, because credit cards

PayPal is investing in India

It's hardly surprising that India fascinates ecommerce. It's the second most populous nation in the world and has a strong English-speaking affinity. eBay has been making inroads with the Flipkart deal and Amazon too has been investing. PayPal is looking East too, it seems. This week,