Financial services giant PayPal introduced voluntary Reg-E insurance coverage of up to $50,000 for every crypto consumer. PayPal will protect customers from all unauthorized crypto transfers from their accounts.
The insurance will help PayPal increase in user base as well as protect its customers from events such as FTX and hacks. However, the insurance will only apply in case of unauthorized crypto transactions and errors.
PayPal Introduces Insurance To Protect Crypto Investors
PayPal Senior Vice President Jose Fernandez da Ponte recently announced crypto transfer feature on Venmo or PayPal. Customers could also transfer crypto to external wallets and crypto exchanges. Jose Fernandez da Ponte said they will also protect customers from unauthorized transactions.
As per updated terms and conditions, PayPal will protect customers from unauthorized activity involving the purchase or sale of crypto assets from their accounts.
“PayPal will cover you for the full amount of unauthorized purchase or sale activity, as long as you cooperate with us, and follow the procedures described below.”
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In case of unauthorized crypto transfers, customers will be reimbursed with up to a max amount of $50,000 over the life of the account holder. PayPal is the first company to promise to compensate users for any losses incurred by unauthorized cryptocurrency transfers.
Unauthorized transactions including password hacked used to send cryptocurrencies from a PayPal account or if crypto assets are sold from the account.
The insurance provided is Regulation E insurance related to electronic funds transfers. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is yet to enforce Reg E for crypto payments. However, voluntary insurance by PayPal is a crucial development in the regulatory framework for protecting cryptocurrency customers.
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