p2p payments

You can now use PayPal through Skype’s mobile app

The PayPal partnerships keep coming. The still growing payments giant today announced a new deal with Skype that will allow users in 22 countries worldwide to send money to other Skype users through a

There’s a war brewing in Japan, and the banks should pay attention

People often use the term “time machine model” in Japan. It refers to the lag with Silicon Valley when it comes to startups and innovation. When a time machine model gains momentum locally, usuall

Zelle, the real-time Venmo competitor backed by over 30 U.S. banks, arrives this month

The U.S. banking industry’s answer to Venmo has now arrived. Starting this month, a new, person-to-person payments network called Zelle will roll out to the over 86 million mobile banking custom

Verse grabs $20.5M to take its p2p payments play beyond Europe

Social payments app Verse has closed a $20.5 million Series B round of funding from its existing investors. The round is led by Spark Capital, with eVentures and Greycroft Partners also participating.

You can now send and request money in Gmail on Android

Google Wallet has been integrated into Gmail on the web since 2013, but today Google is rolling out a new integration on mobile. Starting today, users of the Gmail app on Android will be able to send

How peer-to-peer payment app Cookies imploded

Only a couple of months after the official launch, German startup Cookies announced on its blog that it is filing for bankruptcy. According to the blog post and discussions I had with multiple sources

Verse banks $8.3M Series A to accelerate its p2p payments play in Europe

Another player in the packed p2p payments space is announcing an $8.3 million Series A funding round today. SF and Barcelona based Verse is gunning to be the Venmo of Europe -- given Venmo hasn’t ye

Social payments app Circle adds two more European markets

Circle has lit up two more European markets as it works to rapidly build out its presence in the region. Users of the P2P payments app in Spain and Ireland can now connect any Spanish or Irish bank ac