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    1. September 1, 2015

      Yelp in need of a good review

      Jeremy Stoppelman’s Yelp is a company that is trying to tackle a more modest problem than those being solved by other...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      Is it a bank, a money transmitter, or a Silicon Valley shadow financier? No, it's just Paypal!

      In the US, what determines whether a payments company qualifies for money transmitter status (rather than bank or...

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    1. July 16, 2015

      Last eBay results before split reveal PayPal’s better fortunes

      The diverging fortunes of eBay’s online commerce business and its PayPal payments division were underlined on Thursday...

    2. July 5, 2015

      Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO designee: flip-flops and a hint of suit

      It is rare to turn up to an interview at a financial services company and find the chief executive wearing flip-flops....

    3. July 5, 2015

      PayPal on hunt for takeovers after eBay split

      PayPal is on the hunt for international acquisitions to drive growth and fend off predators, as it prepares to separate...

    4. July 2, 2015

      Takeover bid boosts Health Net shares against sector’s wider fall

      Utilities, energy and telecoms stood out on Wall Street as investors sought high dividend paying companies after the...

    5. July 2, 2015

      PayPal dips into war chest for Xoom deal

      PayPal is spending $890m of its $6bn war chest on a deal to buy Xoom, a money transfer company, ahead of its split with...

    6. June 19, 2015

      Ant Financial valued at $45bn after fundraising

      Ant Financial, Alibaba’s online payments affiliate, has completed a fundraising that values the company at $45bn-$50bn,...

    7. June 11, 2015

      PayPal: pay up, pal

      There is plenty to like about PayPal, which hit the road this week as it prepares to split from eBay later this summer....

    8. June 11, 2015

      Ebay: fully operational, signs of wear

      Ebay’s sales grew right through the bursting of the dotcom bubble and the financial crisis. But it is about to face its...

    9. June 2, 2015

      Pinterest and Instagram launch ‘buy buttons’

      Pinterest and Instagram, two popular image-focused social apps, have launched ‘buy buttons’, in rival bids to dominate...

    10. May 27, 2015

      Apple’s core business ensures fortunes rise

      The world’s top technology brands, headed by Apple, extended their influence yet more deeply into consumers’ lives as...

    11. May 19, 2015

      PayPal pays $25m to settle online credit allegations

      PayPal has paid $25m to settle a catalogue of complaints by the US consumer financial watchdog that it illegally...

    12. May 8, 2015

      The Rich Column: Pester power in action

      When you look at some entrepreneurs, you can almost imagine their childhoods. Staring at frozen windows, flicking power...

    13. May 5, 2015

      Visa expands UK mobile payments service

      Visa Europe is expanding its so-called “digital wallet” service to make online shopping easier for thousands of people...

    14. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2015

      Meet the company that wants to put a bitcoin miner in your toaster

      The Manhattan Project-type secrecy surrounding a company called 21 Inc — hitherto known as 21e6 — has been stupendous,...

    15. April 23, 2015

      Ebay lays out post-split vision for marketplace and PayPal

      Ebay on Wednesday tried to lay out a stronger long-term business case for its core ecommerce and payments businesses as...

    16. April 21, 2015

      Ebay/PayPal: ties that bind

      When eBay bought PayPal in 2002, news of the deal sent eBay’s shares down 7 per cent. The $1.5bn price tag seemed...

    17. April 10, 2015

      How secure are payment technologies?

      New payment technologies have the potential to make shopping online and in store more secure, but banks, tech companies...

    18. April 10, 2015

      Internet companies pay out to those who spot bugs

      Concerned about protecting the personal and financial details of its users, PayPal, the online payments company, has...

    19. Tech blog

      April 4, 2015

      Financial innovation, Silicon Valley style

      Alternative lenders such as Lending Club are now well known for having created new kinds of securities for investors...

    20. March 31, 2015

      New payments watchdog takes aim at high street banks

      A new watchdog set up to regulate Britain’s £75tn a year payments industry plans to take control of the money transfer...

    21. March 17, 2015

      Facebook enters money transfer market

      Facebook users will now be able to send money to their friends using its Messenger app, the social network’s first...

    22. February 25, 2015

      UK banks turn to social media to fend off digital competition

      British banks are starting to use social media sites to allow money transfers in the latest sign of traditional lenders...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      Do you like your payments subsidised with ads?

      Over the course of February UK Gmail users may have stumbled across this message: Yup, it’s Google’s attempt to break...

    24. February 19, 2015

      Spin-offs back in fashion but tax questions remain

      Pressure from high-profile activist investors such as Carl Icahn and Starboard Value has brought spin-offs back into...

    25. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    26. January 29, 2015

      Apple Pay revives mobile wallet drive and triggers deals

      Bankers and technology executives are preparing for deals in the payments industry as Apple, Google, Amazon and...

    27. January 22, 2015

      eBay: slice and dice

      Parting, in addition to being such sweet sorrow, is expensive. eBay will spend $200m this year to break itself up into...

    28. January 21, 2015

      Shake-up will see eBay cut 2,400 jobs

      eBay is planning one of Silicon Valley’s biggest recent corporate shake-ups, announcing on Wednesday that it plans to...

    29. January 17, 2015

      Google leading talks to buy Softcard

      Google is leading talks to acquire Softcard, a troubled mobile payments company that is being eyed by a number of...

    30. December 21, 2014

      Has PayPal any right to deprive me of my coffee?

      Sir, It is not just cigar-smokers who should be happy at the US detente with Cuba. Last week, just before the...

    31. December 14, 2014

      PayPal expands lending programme to merchants

      PayPal is pushing to expand into the alternative lending market popularised by faster growing start-ups such as Lending...

    32. December 7, 2014

      PayPal poses bigger threat to UK lenders than ‘challenger’ banks

      The UK’s biggest high street lenders face a greater threat of losing customers to PayPal than to new “challenger” banks...

    33. December 5, 2014

      Let’s all do the corporate hokey-cokey

      There seems to have been an outbreak of the hokey-cokey participation dance song among companies lately. You know, the...

    34. December 4, 2014

      Ease of use will decide ewallets’ fate

      It can take a long time for new ideas to catch on in the payments world. Plastic debit and credit cards, for example,...

    35. October 21, 2014

      Loeb urges Amgen to explore a break-up

      The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has turned his fire on Amgen, calling on the biotechnology company to follow...

    36. FT Tech Hub

      October 21, 2014

      Wall St CEOs back direct lending start-up

      London’s burgeoning fintech scene is about to get a bit bigger as a US start-up with a board of former Wall Street...

    37. October 20, 2014

      Marc Andreessen quits board of eBay after split with PayPal

      Marc Andreessen has stepped down from the board of eBay in the wake of the company’s decision to spin out its...

    38. October 17, 2014

      Egg-freezing is latest talking point in Valley diversity debate

      Free lunch, free laundry and now free egg-freezing. Apple and Facebook have added oocyte cryopreservation – or freezing...

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