• Fill Up & Go

    Posted July 23, 2015 by Imogen Howat

    FILL UP & GO

    It has been a big week for PayPal. We started the week with our listing on the NASDAQ, and today our partnership with Shell extends across the UK. The trial we announced with Shell in February has been such a success that “Fill Up & Go” mobile payments are now available at hundreds of Shell service stations nationwide. In response to motorists’ desire for a more convenient payment experience, ...... >> More

    Apple Pay

    Apple today launches Apple Pay in the UK. A lot of people are asking what this means for PayPal. The answer may surprise you. PayPal has long been a pioneer of mobile payments. Our founders had the idea of letting people beam money to each other via mobile devices. That vision has stood the test of time, and last year we handled $46 billion in mobile payments. We make it easier and safer to shop and ...... >> More

    Small Business Spotlight - Urban Village Chocolates

    Urban Village Chocolates is an artisan chocolate company based in St Margarets, Twickenham. Founded three years ago by former PR professional Deborah Newbury, Urban Village Chocolates combines beautiful hand-crafted chocolates with a liberal dose of fun and creativity. Deborah and her husband Mark work with the finest cacao and natural ingredients to produce a wide range of products, including ‘Around ...... >> More

    Now Accepting PayPal: Be At One

    It is now easier and faster than ever to purchase drinks on a night out with PayPal on the Be At One smartphone app. Customers can now add their PayPal details into the app, and even upload credit to help budget their night out. The biggest perk for both customers and servers, is that customers will be able to pay their bill right on their smartphone without having to wait at the bar. The app also ...... >> More

    Cashing in on contactless: the new PayPal Here card reader

    Back in March, we announced the new Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled PayPal Here card reader. The good news is that you can now register your interest to buy the device, so you’ll be among the first to get it when it goes on sale this summer. The new PayPal Here card reader is perfect for a business looking to cash in on the boom in contacless payments in Britain. According to the UK Cards Association, ...... >> More

    Small Business Spotlight: Charlie Moo's

    Charlie Moo’s is an online home-made party supplies business. From cake fillers to felt crowns, it provides everything needed to throw a top notch children’s party. The business was born when founder Joanne Dewberry’s son Charlie received a particularly disappointing party bag. Convinced she could do better, Joanne embarked on developing a range of home-made party supplies. Charlie Moo’s has a family-run ...... >> More

    The best of both worlds in an ever more cashless society

    This month, the Danish government revealed its plans to scrap the law that obliges businesses to accept cash as a form of payment. From next year, any retailer operating in the country will be entitled to insist its customers pay by card and/or mobile payment only, a decision that many newspapers reported as a major step towards a modern, cashless society. Naturally, it was an announcement that had ...... >> More

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