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PayPal to Make Policy Changes in UK

Payment processor to nix signature confirmation requirement, referral program.

PayPal will stop requiring signature confirmation in the U.K. for expensive shipments, starting in October, and will also retire a little-known referral program.

The payment processor notes the changes in its updated User Agreement, which takes effect Oct. 9. Currently, PayPal requires signatures as proof of delivery for shipments valued at 150 pounds or more, according to its policies. However, it will end this requirement on Oct. 9, and it will end its Merchant Referral Bonus Program the same month.

PayPal says it will send out an email to active Merchant Referral Bonus Program users letting them know of the change, and when the specific end date for their referral-program accounts will be. These emails are expected to be sent out at least 60 days in advance of effective end dates.

Once users reach their end dates, referrals will no longer be tracked and rewarded. PayPal adds that bonuses accrued during the program will be paid to users’ PayPal accounts “with the standard 30-day payout cycle.”

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