PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances, without sharing financial information.
PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 153 million accounts worldwide. Available in 190 markets and 17 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce by making payments possible across different locations, currencies, and languages.
PayPal has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the internet industry and the business community -most recently the 2006 Webby Award for Best Financial Services Site and the 2006 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Financial Services Site.
Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.
Awards of Paypal
What is PayPal?
PayPal is a free, secure online account that stores your credit card and bank details, enabling you to pay online quickly and safely.
All you need to do is add a debit, credit card or bank account details to your PayPal account, and you'll be able to pay for your items instantly without sharing any financial details with your seller.
If for any reason a refund is required, a seller can easily and quickly send a refund to the buyer directly into their PayPal account.
# Your financial details aren't shared with the seller, so you can pay online with confidence
# It's free for buyers
# You can choose to pay by credit card, debit card or direct from your bank
# Instant payment means you'll get your item faster than if you pay with a cheque
# PayPal is integrated into eBay so you can pay in just a few clicks, saving you time
# Your purchases may be protected up to £500, giving you peace of mind