PayPal will broadcast its first Super Bowl ad this year. The 45-second television commercial will air Sunday, February 7 during the 1st quarter of the legendary championship game.
Deal done – PayPal has completed its acquisition of Xoom. With Xoom, PayPal has access to 1.5 million active U.S. customers that sent approximately $7.1 billion in the 12 months ending on September 30, 2015 to people in 40 countries such as Mexico, India, the Philippines, China and Brazil.
PayPal racked up a 10.2% gain in year-on-year (YOY) accounts to 173 million. Gross transactions soared by 25.1% from 972 million in Q3/14 to 1216 million for 3Q/15.
PayPal says it received notice of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC) to purchase up to 3 million shares of PayPal’s common stock at a price of $32.80 per share in cash. The offering price is 4.6 percent below the closing price per share of PayPal’s common stock on September 9, 2015, the last trading day before the offer was commenced. The offer is for approximately 0.25 percent of the outstanding shares of PayPal’s common stock.
New research finds one third of adults in the U.S. have ruined a relationship over IOUs and are owed on average $450. A driving reason is discomfort around financial conversations; more than 50 percent of Americans find it awkward to ask their friends or family to pay them back.
PayPal has ankled John Rainey as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective August 24, 2015. Rainey joins PayPal from United Continental Holdings, where he was Executive Vice President and CFO at United Airlines.
PayPal is now valued at $46 billion and the future is very bright. Analysts expect strong total processing value (TPV) growth to drive solid mid-teens FX neutral organic revenue growth through the intermediate-term, despite lower take-rates associated with rapidly growing mobile payments.
eBay’s PayPal racked up an 11.1% gain in year-on-year (YOY) accounts to 169 million. PayPal, a force to be reckoned with as it jettisons from eBay this year, is going to be a wrecking ball to the payments industry.
PayPal is picking up Xoom for $890 million. Xoom is a specialist in international remittances enabling customers in the US to send money to, and pay bills for, family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phones, tablets or computers.
eBay’s board of directors has approved the completion of the previously announced separation of eBay and PayPal into independent publicly traded companies. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to the distribution, the distribution of PayPal common stock is expected to occur on July 17.
Bigcommerce goes big time with a partnership with Braintree and PayPal to offer an end-to-end ecommerce solution that makes it even easier to launch and grow an online store. As a result, Bigcommerce merchants will benefit from a ton of business-accelerating features.
Pierre Omidya who founded eBay as a sole proprietorship in September 1995 remains on eBay’s Board following their divorce with PayPal. He has been a director and Chairman of the Board since eBay’s incorporation in May 1996.