Founded in 1998, PayPal, an eBay Company, enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal's service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and utilizes the world's most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution.
PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with over 30 million account members worldwide. Available in 38 countries around the world, buyers and sellers on eBay, online retailers and businesses, as well as traditional offline businesses are transacting with PayPal.
PayPal has received close to 20 awards for technical excellence from the Internet industry and the business community at large -most recently the 2003 Webby Award for Best Finance Site and the 2003 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Finance Site.
Located in Mountain View, California, PayPal was acquired by eBay Inc. in October, 2002.