PayPal completes eBay split

new paypal logoHaving finalised its split from eBay, PayPal is now an independent public company trading on the Nasdaq  as PYPL.

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, said the business would be focussing on enabling digital payments on a “technology agnostic platform that creates value for our consumers and merchants online, in apps, and increasingly in stores.”

“As the world’s open, digital payments platform and most trusted and popular digital wallet, we are excited to celebrate our listing day and embark on our next chapter,” said Schulman.

“Mobile technology is transforming payments, making it easier, safer and more affordable for people to move and manage their money than ever before. As an independent company, we see a tremendous opportunity for PayPal to expand our role as a champion for consumers and partner to merchants, and to help shape the industry as money becomes digital at an increasingly rapid pace.”

PayPal previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol, PYPL, before it was acquired by eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. “We’d like to thank our friends at eBay for their tremendous support and partnership over the past 12-plus years,” said Schulman.

In 2014, PayPal processed $235 billion in total payment volume and generated more than $8 billion in revenues. Also last year, PayPal processed $46 billion in mobile payment volume. The company serves more than 169 million active customer accounts in 203 markets around the world.

PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman joins employees and customers to push the iconic PayPal button to ring the bell at Nasdaq this morning.

PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman joins employees and customers to push the iconic PayPal button to ring the bell at Nasdaq.

Comments

Comment Manually

I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inside Retail Polls

Does your retail business have a loyalty program?
Vote

Twitter

Following the footsteps of its peers, @DavidJonesStore is cutting head office jobs in an effort to cut costs and be… https://t.co/NW5zR3tds2

9 hours ago

A post-election bump in confidence seems to have waned over the month of June, with #retail continuing GFC-level co… https://t.co/ZcUudSV1Wr

2 weeks ago

Franchisor #RetailFoodGroup has revealed a potential $160m recapitalisation with investment firm Soliton Capital Pa… https://t.co/gF05UyZP1m

2 weeks ago
x

SUBSCRIBE
FREE NEWS BRIEFS Get breaking news delivered