Synchrony Financial is a consumer financial services company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. The company offers consumer financing products, including credit, promotional financing and loyalty programs, installment lending, and FDIC insured savings products through Synchrony Bank, its wholly owned subsidiary.
PayPal announced today it has agreed to sell $5.8 billion in consumer credit receivables to Synchrony Financial, in an expanded relationship between the companies. The deal also includes Synchrony's acquisition of $1 billion in participation interests in PayPal receivables held by certain investors and a chartered financial institution, the company said.
In 2013, PayPal acquired IronPearl, a Palo Alto startup offering engagement software, and Braintree, a Chicago-based payment gateway, to further product development and mobile services. In June 2014 David Marcus announced he was leaving his role as PayPal President; Marcus joined PayPal in August 2011 after its acquisition of Zong, of which he was the founder and CEO.
PayPal Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it agreed to sell Synchrony Financial nearly $6 billion in loans it made to online shoppers, a long-awaited deal that will give the payments company significant cash that it can use for acquisitions or share buybacks.