PayPal Alternatives and Similar Apps and Websites

PayPal is one of the most well known apps for sending money, paying online, and setting up merchant accounts.

Competition in the online payment space has made it so several viable alternatives to PayPal provide both merchants and personal users with more features. For merchants, alternatives to PayPal that support payment processing may work better depending on their focus, such as Amazon Payments.

In addition to this, PayPal as a service for sending money has compelling alternatives as well. Features such as support for cryptocurrency and no-fee money sending have infused some much needed competition. Because who likes spending money just to send money you already have to someone else, right?

With PayPal being available on both the web and as a dedicated app for smartphones, this availability is part and parcel with how it's become a ubiquitous service for Internet payments.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/26/2019 11:00:00 AM

Alternatives to PayPal for all platforms with any license

  • Litecoin

    Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world. It differs from its parent Bitcoin in that can be efficiently mined with consumer-grade hardware. Litecoin provides faster confirmations (targeted at every 2.5 minutes on average) and uses memory-hard, scrypt-based mining to target the CPUs and GPUs most people already have. The Litecoin network is scheduled to produce four times as many currency units as Bitcoin.

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  • Stripe

    Stripe helps you create any type of payments flow—from e-commerce to recurring billing and everything in between. Stripe enables you to accept payments in minutes. Stripe makes recurring and subscription-based billing easy.

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  • Bitcoin Cash

    Bitcoin Cash brings sound money to the world. Merchants and users are empowered with low fees and reliable confirmations. The future shines brightly with unrestricted growth, global adoption, permissionless innovation, and decentralized development. All Bitcoin holders as of block 478558 are now owners of Bitcoin Cash. All Bitcoiners are welcome to join the Bitcoin Cash community as we move forward in creating sound money accessible to the whole world.

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  • TransferWise

    Currency exchange Banks and other providers could charge you up to 5% in hidden costs when sending money abroad. TransferWise is up to 8x cheaper.

    • Better in a sense that no deduction of your funds through the exorbitant fees charges charged by PayPal. And its speedier too. Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • Google Pay

    Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay with Google online, in stores, and more. Book a trip, grab a meal, see a show, and enjoy new experiences—all without your wallet. Just add a card once from a participating bank and you’re ready to go. Shop smarter. Google Pay lets you store everything you need to speed through checkout right on your phone. Plus, the new Home tab gives you the all the information you need, right when you need it.

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  • Apple Wallet

    Wallet keeps things like airline boarding passes, movie tickets, and gift cards all in one place, letting you scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, redeem a coupon, and more. Wallet is what you would use to set up Apple Pay.

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  • DASH

    DASH is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that uses a system called Darksend to add privacy to transactions. It allows you keep your finances private as you make transactions, similar to cash. PRIVATE Keep your payments private so nobody can track you, your transactions and balances are nobody’s business. With DASH’s ahead of time anonymization only you have access to your financial information.

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  • Amazon Payments

    Amazon Payments, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon that provides a means to process transactions online. Launched in 2006, Amazon Payments uses the consumer base of Amazon.com and focuses on giving users the same checkout experience available on Amazon.com. Amazon Payments has several products for consumers, businesses, and developers.

    • Amazon Payments is a company I trust with a track record of processing transactions large and small for eCommerce purposes. However I'm less familiar with it's abilities to transfer money between individuals, such as the services provided to you by PayPal. WhiteCaneGamerDec 2016 Disagree   Agree

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  • Payoneer

    At Payoneer, our goal is to empower our customers to grow their businesses by enabling them to pay and get paid as easily globally as they do locally. We very much believe that by connecting countries, currencies, businesses and professionals that we can help our customers succeed in more ways and more places than ever before. And we have a global team of smart, caring people who wake up every day and love what they get to do – working together to help our global customers succeed.

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  • Monese

    Monese is the multi-currency mobile banking alternative that’s locally smart and globally connected. Use it to open a fully functional current account instantly, straight from your phone, and gain access to more features and services Try it for free now and you’ll get immediate access to: • A UK current account or a European IBAN account. • An optional secondary account (£ or €) at no extra cost.

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  • Skrill

    Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers) is the cheaper way to send and receive money worldwide. Secure and convenient online payments. More than 10 million customers and 50,000 merchants.

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  • Yandex.Money

    More than just a wallet Yandex.Money is a simple service providing online payments. Pay for home utilities, transfer money to your relatives, or buy goods at online stores. You can get bonuses for all of these. Services for every occasion: for life and for business On time payments for GIBDD traffic fines, mobile service, internet and lots more. Instant transfers to friends, family, and colleagues: from your card to theirs.

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  • WebMoney

    WebMoney Transfer is a global settlement system and environment for online business activities, established in 1998. Since then, over 26 million people from all over the world have joined the system. WebMoney offers services that allow you to keep track of your funds, attract funding, resolve disputes and carry out safe transactions.

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  • Payza.com

    Founded to facilitate safe instant payments between individuals and online businesses, Payza, previously AlertPay, is the rising leader in secure online payment solutions.

    • Discontinued The service has been seized by U.S. Department of Justice

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  • PaymentSpring

    Payment SaaS – the all-in-one, developer-driven, Mobile payment gateway. Dive into our powerful payment processing gateway designed for software platforms, businesses and nonprofits ready to accept more. Take a closer look. Receive payments anytime, anywhere, and run reports that actually paint a useful picture. Plus, tap into a gambit of tools that make conducting business online as easy as it should be.

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  • LeuPay

    LeuPay is a fast and secure way to send and receive money, make online payments and bank transfers. Open your free account and get your prepaid VISA card!

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  • Apple Pay

    Apple Pay lets you make purchases securely in stores, in apps, and on the web using Safari . Pay with just a touch, in person or online, with debit and credit cards. Your purchases are safe and private, card details never shared by Apple.

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  • Venmo

    Venmo is the best way to pay your friends. It's simple, fun and free to use. It’s like Facebook and PayPal combined—only a better version of both of those things.

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  • Lydia

    Lydia is a mobile payment solution. Started with payment through QR code, email or SMS and direct money exchange with friends using your credit card, it is now an all-in-one payment and money management service. Features : - Monitor all your bank accounts - Make bank transfers - Create online money pots - Pay back friends by text message and email - Pay via Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay - Pay with a QR code - Set recurring payments - Generate dynamic virtual cards

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  • Braintree

    Braintree is your payments partner, not just a payments platform. We create tailored, seamless e-commerce experiences that maximize business opportunities for companies across the globe, from small businesses to large enterprises.

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  • Groestlcoin

    GroestlCoin (GRS) is a peer-to-peer Internet cryptocurrency utilizing the Groestl algorithm that enables instant payments to anyone in the world. GroestlCoin makes efficient mining possible for EVERYBODY who wants to mine – whether on an old CPU or a new GPU. The Groestl algorithm is possibly the single most GPU-efficient algorithm implemented in any cryptocoin on the market.

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