The fact that Visa has chosen to invest in Stripe, not in PayPal, is seen to have huge significance

Stripe, the online payment processing company established by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, is now valued at $5 billion after raising new f(...)

Louise Phelan: The opportunity for us is huge. We’re only getting started. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

PayPal has listed on the Nasdaq, bringing to an end its relationship with eBay, which has lasted for more than a decade. Shares rose 5.4 per cent in (...)

John McCarthy: “When we started, we had anticipated the vast majority of our merchants would be in the EU, but in January, it turned out that a large portion of our merchants were based in the US. We also have merchants from Japan and Singapore and Bolivia and they’re complying with this regulation.”

Kerry-based digital tax company Taxamo is to help non-EU-based online sellers comply with rules obliging them to pay VAT based on the buyer’s locatio(...)

Pinterest displays a new ‘buy’ button for its application at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California. Pinterest said it is diving into e-commerce with ‘pins’ that let people buy items they like at the popular online bulletin-board. (Photograph: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pinterest, the online social scrapbooking service, has long claimed to help people discover new things in the real world. Soon users will be able to (...)

EBay, as the world’s biggest web marketplace and operator of a global payments service, is the most significant business to date that’s embraced bitcoin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

EBay ’s PayPal service will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world’s second-biggest internet payment network to virtual currency transactions(...)

Some 20 million transactions a month go through Ziosk’s tabletop tablet system. photograph: matt rainey/new york times

An idea came to Ronald M Shaich, chief executive of Panera Bread, as he was driving his children to school about four years ago: What if everyone coul(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California

As Stripe readies for further European expansion, the company has announced a round of investment that values the company at $1.75 billion only thr(...)

Google’s decision to shut down its web-based payments system, Google Checkout, is being seen as a “clever” if inevitable move by ecommerce expe(...)