PayPal Releases Funds Now For Small Businesses

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When it comes to running a small business that accepts electronic payments, there are two words that business owners don’t like to hear from their merchant services provider: holds and reserves.

Those words, of course, describe the decades-old standard practice of having merchant processors hold funds in reserve or hold back a small percentage of each sale to reduce the risk of chargebacks and fraud.

Holds and reserves can delay a small business’ access to revenues on their sales by as much as seven to 21 days – and can create a huge cash flow hole.

Holds and reserves are a concept that PayPal wants to make a part of the merchant services history book, as COO


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