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PayPal launches new consumer app for cryptocurrencies, savings and direct deposit

PayPal has announced the launch of a new app designed to be a one-stop-shop for all digital payment needs of customers of the company’s customers.

As Cointelegraph reported, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman announced in July that the company’s super app was ready to launch in the United States.

According to a press release on Tuesday, PayPal’s new app will give users access to all of the company’s digital financial products. The new app covers both encrypted and unencrypted use cases with a wallet tab to manage crypto payments and savings with high returns.

In fact, PayPal’s announcement included a partnership with online banking Synchrony Bank to provide a high-yield savings account through the new app.

As part of the announcement, the digital payments giant said customers could earn an annual return of up to 0.40% on their savings with the new app as part of the announcement.

Customers can also transfer earnings from their savings account to PayPal balance to use when shopping online. Other features mentioned are bill payments, refunds and discounts, as well as direct deposits. The latest feature will reportedly allow customers to receive payments two days earlier.

Related: PayPal Users Can Withdraw Cryptocurrencies to External Wallets PayPal also announced plans to add more features to the app in the coming months, including offline QR code payments and investment opportunities.

In August, Cointelegraph reported that PayPal was considering a foray into retail.

The announcement of the new client app comes just days after the company launched crypto trading for users in the UK.

Schulman has already argued that digital payments will be even more so, stating in December 2020 that the time is right for widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies.

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