PayPal glitches
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Payments business PayPal has been hit by technical hitches in the UK which have led to some transactions being held for security checks.

A spokesman for PayPal, which is used by people on eBay as well as other websites to transfer cash, said the business has been having “a few issues” over the last few weeks that have affected a small proportion of customers.

Changes have been made to speed up the process when customers transfer money from their PayPal account into their bank account.

But the volume of the quicker transactions has led to some hitches, meaning some transfers have been held for security checks.

“We have had some technical issues which mean more transactions than usual are being reviewed for risk reasons,” the spokesman said.