Wednesday, December 7, 2011

paypal alternatives

I frequently use paypal for my online purchases, mostly due to lack of alternatives. However after so many years using it, I have to say that I am rather disatisfied with their cutomer service (and service's cost as a seller) and cases handling on one or two occasions that I lost money partly due to negligence but mostly due to seller's fault. So I have been looking for an alternative for quite a bit now, hence once presents 5 alternatives to paypal I grab the oportunity to repost them here.

ING Direct Person2Person, which comes free with a checking account, transfers money from your account to anyone else’s. It sends the recipient an e-mail with a link to a secure page on ING. They’ll then need to enter their bank account number, which can seem a little scary, but remember checks? Whenever you give someone one of those, you’re also giving them your account number. Check out the demo for more info.
Amazon Payments allows you to attach a bank account to your Amazon Payments login and, like with PayPal, you can send funds to someone at their e-mail address or phone number. The recipient must create an Amazon Payments account. There’s no charge for the service.
Serve is a new offering from American Express and is very similar to Amazon Payments. Link your bank account to Serve, and easily send and receive money using a web browser or smartphone app. The payments occur instantly, and you can send to someone at their e-mail address.

the small print?
as far as the article goes, they are all US based. Damn!

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