The news that PayPal stepped forward and acquired TIO Networks was a surprising one. If someone says they were expecting this, my answer is Bullshit! No one saw it coming. There 7 reasons why this deal is so unique, in a good way. The cost of acquisition for the 14 million customers, is $16.6 per customer […]
PayPal in Pakistan At a recent conference in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Minister for State for IT and Telecom: Anusha Rehman cites that the government will soon invite the likes of PayPal, Amazon and Ebay into Pakistan to start operations. This news first popped up on my timeline by a post carried out by ProPakistani and then one […]
PayPal’s 3rd Quarter Results 2015 PayPal recently released an infographic of its 3rd quarter results. What is important to note is that these are the results after PayPal split from Ebay earlier this year. What is interesting to see here are the revenue figures of PayPal: YoY revenue increased 19% and that is indeed spectacular by […]
Fintech Podcast: Episode 72 This week on Around The Coin podcast, Brian and I discuss all things payments and where they are heading. We reflect back on almost 1.5 years of podcasting and do a quick score card and some future gazing on some of the big, small and stealth fintech names.
How Does Paypal Work? A question asked many times is how does a wallet work? Specifically how does Paypal (which is a wallet) work? Here is a brief slide deck that explains the generalized concept behind how Paypal works (or for that matter how any wallet works).
There is a lot of excitement in the industry after PayPal announced it was buying the remittance company Xoom. A lot many people have asked, how will this play out? What is my opinion of it? Well, here it is, feel free to disagree. I won’t talk much about PayPal + Xoom, I think it […]
Recently I wrote about Pakistan Fintech Start-Up Challenge: A Case For Building Pakistan’s Equivalent Of PayPal. A few of my friends asked me to put out some form of a primer for the product/solution that the challenge would be focused on. Since I don’t have a specific primer on hand, I did decide to publish what I think […]
Visa wants to make the process of paying for goods on your phone or iPad as easy as swiping your credit or debit card at an offline retailer. To do so,..
When the big boys enter the game, can we say the days of PayPal are numbered? I don’t think so. Traction will need to be worked on.
Everyone by now has heard, David Marcus, the CEO of PayPal has resigned from PayPal and is now going to Facebook to head Messenger. I’ve been advocating for years that Facebook will get into the payments space. I have countless posts on Quora that will testify to that fact. A lot of people kept shunning […]