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PayPal Taps Into the NPP for Instant Transfers to Bank Accounts

“PayPal has introduced a new feature enabling transfers from PayPal balance to domestic bank accounts and Visa debit cards within one minute. The feature uses the New Payment Platform (NPP) through PayPal’s partnership with the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Visa’s real-time payments platform, Visa Direct. It is available for transfers as low as $2 with […]
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PayPal Will Let Customers Withdraw Crypto, Exec Says

“Global payments giant PayPal plans to let users withdraw cryptocurrency to third-party wallets, its blockchain lead said. Speaking Wednesday at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2021 conference, Jose Fernandez da Ponte told moderator Jeff John Roberts that a withdrawal function is in the works. At present, PayPal does not let users move cryptocurrency holdings off-platform, though it has […]
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PayPal to Buy Online Returns Start-up in Its Latest Run at the Retail Shopping Space

“PayPal is making another acquisition in the e-commerce space as it moves beyond payments and into physical and online retail. The digital payments giant announced a deal to acquire start-up Happy Returns on Thursday for an undisclosed amount. The 120-person Santa Monica-based company lets people return things they bought online, in person…The acquisition will help […]
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PayPal Wants to Be a Lot More Than an Online Checkout Button

“PayPal Holdings Inc. is eyeing life beyond the checkout button. In the coming months, the firm is planning to debut a bevy of new services, which could include high-yield savings accounts, check-cashing services and stock-investing capabilities. It’s all being done in the hopes of PayPal becoming the world’s next “super app,” akin to China’s Alipay […]
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PayPal Sees Record Earnings, Volume Amid Sustained E-commerce Surge

“The company saw a record $285 billion in total payments volume, or the value of activity occurring on its platform. Analysts surveyed by FactSet were modeling TPV of $264.7 billion. With the first-quarter performance, PayPal’s TPV on a trailing-12-month basis topped $1 trillion for the first time. The company added 14.5 million net new active […]
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Paypal CEO Talks Cryptocurrency And The Rise Of Super Apps

“The fintech giant had a record year as the pandemic drove shoppers from stores. Instead, they bought groceries, movies and underwear on their phones and computers. PayPal does business in more than 200 countries and deals in more than 100 currencies. It did a staggering amount of business last year, processing transactions at a rate […]
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PayPal Accelerates Its Digital Transformation With Google Cloud to Support Customer Needs During Pandemic–and Beyond

“Google Cloud and PayPal today announced they are deepening their relationship to further accelerate PayPal’s digital transformation and evolving customer needs. Under this expanded relationship, Google Cloud will provide both infrastructure and analytics capabilities to support PayPal’s growth, helping the company process transactional data at massive scale.”