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How do you register for PayPal?

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To register for PayPal, go to the PayPal account registration page, and select Personal or Business Account. Then, choose the country you live in. The PayPal Account Sign Up page then prompts you to enter your information, including general information and payment processing information. When finished, click Sign Up.

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PayPal in an online payment processing company that was founded in 1998, and it operates much like an online bank. PayPal allows individuals or businesses to quickly and securely send or receive payments online with an email address from their bank accounts, credit cards or PayPal account balances without having to share financial information with the senders or receivers. Customers can send and receive money in many different currencies, including the U.S. Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Euro, and Mexican Pesos. PayPal transactions can be completed online, in stores or even on mobile devices. The company uses advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to keep its customers' financial and personal information safe.

PayPal was acquired by eBay in 2002. However, in 2014 the companies announced that they planned to separate into independent publicly traded companies.

PayPal's domestic corporate headquarters are based in San Jose, California. Its European headquarters are based in Luxembourg, and its international headquarters are based in Singapore.

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