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P2P payment apps are booming, thanks to the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
It can feel safer to send money with a mobile peer-to-peer app. Usage is expected to keep growing after the economy recovers.
Consumers are using peer-to-peer apps for investing and other purposes beyond receiving payments.
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It’s getting a lot easier to pay in installments

Sep 11, 2020
Easy-to-use services that let shoppers pay in installments are growing in popularity. They can make online shopping more affordable, but they can also get consumers into trouble.
Shopify, as well as other online selling platforms, helped millions of merchants create their online sites to continue to sell goods throughout the pandemic. But since more people are getting vaccinated, how will Shopify remain relevant once people are back to brick and mortar stores?
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PayPal makes huge bet on deal-hungry shoppers

Nov 21, 2019
The purchase of Honey Science Corp. for about $4 billion will provide customer behavior insights earlier in the shopping process.
The PayPal headquarters in San Jose, California, in 2018.
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Dan Schulman, left, the CEO of PayPal, on stage with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival.
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Are we trading security for emojis on Venmo?

The Federal Trade Commission found the app's security and privacy protections disclosures lacking.
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Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?

Feb 20, 2018
Andrew Ross Sorkin had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday — a business and economic take on how to make mass shootings less common. PayPal and Square, Sorkin pointed out, decided years ago not to let people use their services to buy guns. What about Mastercard and Visa, he wondered. Or the […]

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PayPal's president says this Cyber Monday is all about mobile

Nov 24, 2017
80 percent of Americans are expected to use their phones to shop this holiday season.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says the U.S. is “a laggard in digital payments.”
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Analysts predict double-digit growth for PayPal

Oct 19, 2017
PayPal reports its quarterly earnings today. Analysts expect double-digit revenue growth. Last quarter, revenues at the payment processor were more than $3 billion, with 6.5 million new customer accounts. In tech company years, PayPal is kind of old — it’s been around since the late ’90s and pioneered peer-to-peer payments online. But the company keeps managing to […]