PayPal’s Pay with Rewards Program Just Got Much Bigger

PayPal Pay with Rewards / FIS

FIS and PayPal are extending their partnership to enable millions of cardholders of U.S. financial institutions to participate in PayPal’s Pay with Rewards.

Beginning in the second half of 2020, cardholders of thousands of financial institutions participating in FIS’ Premium Payback loyalty network will be able to use their eligible card loyalty points to pay for eligible online purchases at millions of PayPal merchants globally.

Cardholders in FIS’ Premium Payback loyalty network will soon be able to easily link their reward points to their account with PayPal, enabling mutual customers to use their eligible rewards points to pay for eligible purchases via PayPal at their favorite retail brands.

The new agreement builds on an existing relationship between FIS and Worldpay for processing card payments for PayPal customers in more than 50 markets around the world.

Integration with the FIS Premium Payback network helps enable PayPal to scale its Pay with Rewards capabilities to financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S.

Thousands of financial institutions representing more than 7,000 card loyalty programs are enrolled in the FIS Premium Payback ecosystem.

PayPal Integration is a Win/Win for Consumers and Merchants

When these cardholders use PayPal to pay a merchant online, they will have the option to convert their eligible loyalty point balance to currency as an alternative form of payment.

“Our partnership with FIS will help us extend Pay with Rewards to even more customers, offering more payment choice to our joint customers. The combination of FIS’s wide-reaching loyalty program, which services thousands of financial institutions, and PayPal’s network of 24 million global merchants will enable millions of additional cardholders to use loyalty points for PayPal purchases.”

 

Jim Magats, senior vice president of global payments at PayPal

Merchants that accept PayPal payments will potentially gain more sales from the PayPal Pay with Rewards program as more consumers can use their points to pay for purchases.

The expansion of this program is another example of how PayPal is adding value for its users, buyers and sellers.

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