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PayPal’s Mobile Payment Service Venmo Launches Check Cashing Feature & Waives Fees For Stimulus Paper Checks

  Venmo, a mobile payment service created by PayPal, announced on Monday the launch of its new check-cashing feature.  According to Venmo, Cash a Check enables the service’s community to access a “quick, easy, and secure” way to cash paper checks. The feature will also… Read More

The Time of COVID: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2020

2020 was a challenging year for the entire world. The ongoing health crisis surprised everyone as the world dove into a pandemic, pummeling the global economy and impacting everyone. In many respects, Fintech emerged as a beneficiary of COVID-19. Digital transformation of financial services were… Read More

PayPal Waives Check-Cashing Fees For Second Round Of Government-Issued Stimulus Checks

   PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently announced its check-cashing fees associated with the PayPal cash-a-check feature are being waived for government stimulus paper check recipients, enabling more customers to access their funds usually within minutes, from the safety of their own home, free of charge. PayPal reported that customers… Read More

PayPal’s Rumored Acquisition talks With BitGo Fall Through

PayPal’s rumored talks about acquiring BitGo, a digital asset financial services provider, has reportedly fallen through. According to Fortune, rumors began to circulate about PayPal being in talks to acquire BitGo and now the deal will officially not be happening and the cryptocurrency firm is… Read More

PayPal’s Xoom Announces Addition of UPI Payments to Enable NRIs & PIOs to Remit Money to India in Real Time

    Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service, announced on Monday its integration with NPIL’s/NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a real-time payment system facilitating inter-bank transactions in India. Xoom reported that Non-Residential Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) living in the U.S., Canada,… Read More

Alon Rajic: Co-Founder at Israel’s Finofin Ltd Discusses Fintech Trends and Impact of Brexit on Global Money Transfer Business

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer mentality and habits, especially as it relates to people’s financial needs. But it remains unclear what new habits born out of necessity are here to stay and what will vanish as the pandemic grinds to an eventual halt. We recently… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Thesis Matured in 2020 due to COVID-19 which led to “Unprecedented” Macro Policy: Report

Kinjal Shah, a Senior Associate at San Francisco-based Blockchain Capital LLC, a VC and private equity firm that’s focused on the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector, notes that research shows that only around 34% of Americans still have a “fair amount of trust”… Read More

Fintech Startups are “Unbundling” Bank of America’s Front Office, as Lender’s Profits Decline 16% YoY: Report

Research firm CBInsights has released a new report titled, Unbundling Bank Of America: How The Traditional Bank Is Being Disrupted. The report looks at mortgages, Robo-advisors, trading software, and also examines how Fintech firms have been trying to “unbundle” Bank of America’s front office. According… Read More

Starling Bank Adds PayPal’s iZettle to Business Marketplace

Starling Bank has added PayPal’s iZettle to its Business Marketplace – the first payment service provider to join Starling., according to a note from the bank. iZettle offers a range of payment and commerce solutions like point of sale systems and invoicing software. Starling Bank… Read More

PayPal’s Service Xoom Announces Secure Money Transfers to Mobile Wallets in 12 African Countries

  Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service, announced on Tuesday it may now send secure and convenient money transfers directly to mobile wallets in markets across Africa with a focus on the underbanked segment. Xoom reported that the new service expands the company’s offering to… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Price has been Surging at the Time US Equity Markets have Been Open as Institutional Interest Grows: Report

During the past few weeks, Ari Paul, CIO at BlockTower Capital, and Luke Martin, a prominent digital asset trader, have noted that Bitcoin’s (BTC) upward price movements since late October 2020 have mostly taken place during US market hours. A report from Coin Metrics points… Read More

India-Based Digital Bank Razorpay Announces Integration With PayPal

Razorpay, an India-based digital bank, has announced its integration with payment giant PayPal. Razorpay reported that its partner businesses may now integrate with PayPal and accept payments from international customers from across 200 markets. “By integrating PayPal into Razorpay’s payment platform, freelancers and MSMEs will… Read More

Digital Payments Companies PayPal and Square have Acquired Over 100% of All Newly Minted Bitcoin (BTC): Report

Paypal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has reportedly acquired as much as 70% of all the newly mined Bitcoin (BTC) since the payments company began allowing users to purchase digital currencies. These estimates have been provided by Pantera Capital, a prominent hedge fund management firm. The company published… Read More

PayPal Partners with Even, a Salary On-Demand Platform, so that Employees Can Get Paid Early to Meet Expenses

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has partnered with Even, a salary on-demand platform, so that all of the payment giant’s US workers can get paid early and can also access a budgeting tool via an app. PayPal’s partnership with Even has come after PayPal Ventures took part… Read More

PayPal Introduces New Amex Send And Split Feature

  PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced on Thursday it has introduced an Amex Send and Split feature. The company reported that this is a new way for it and Venmo customers to send money and split purchases. “We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to make… Read More

PayPal Announces $50 Million Investment in Black & Latinx-Led Venture Capital Funds

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently announced it will invest $50 million in eight early-stage, Black and Latinx-led venture capital funds, which are Chingona Ventures; Fearless Fund; Harlem Capital; Precursor Ventures; Slauson & Co.; VamosVentures; Zeal Capital Partners; and one additional fund. According to PayPal, the investments are part of the payment platform’s mission to… Read More

Digital Asset Security Solution Providers SignKeys and Satoshi Labs Explain Why You Shouldn’t Use PayPal for Cryptocurrency Transactions

SignKeys, a Singapore-based digital asset solutions provider, notes that recent positive news for Bitcoin (PayPal adding support for BTC and other cryptos) may have led to a 15% increase in its price (around $13,000 at the time of writing). SignKeys points out that Bitcoin still… Read More

PayPal Goes Crypto, Crypto Industry Responds

Today’s news that PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) will start allowing it’s over 360 million users to use crypto placed a firm stamp of establishment approval on digital currency. PayPal partnered with Paxos to provide the service – a digital asset firm that has always placed regulatory compliance… Read More

PayPal Joins the Crypto Bandwagon, Bitcoin Rises in Price

With the announcement that PayPal will now enable trading and payments in crypto, the world’s most popular digital currency – Bitcoin has jumped in price. At last glance, Bitcoin is trading over USD$ 12,700 – earlier today it was under $12,000. Shares in PayPal neared… Read More

PayPal to Allow Users to Buy, Sell, and Pay in Crypto in Partnership with Paxos

  PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) has partnered with Paxos to allow users to buy, hold, sell crypto, and pay in crypto by using the PayPal wallet in a new partnership with Paxos. The decision to incorporate digital assets is another sign of corporate acceptance of digital currency…. Read More

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