Facebook brings online payments for FB Marketplace to Europe

After being awarded a license to issue electronic money in Spain, Facebook finally brings payments via Facebook Messenger to Europe. The Spanish e-money license is a result of the reciprocal EU agreement following the previous issuance from the Central Bank of Ireland in late 2016. Facebook started accepting online payments in the U.S. in 2015 through debit cards. While it is convenient for shopping purposes, the Messenger payment service serves a more vital purpose of facilitating a secure transaction in the FB Marketplace.



Central bank of Ireland