Customers can shop without sharing their financial information and can make purchases quickly and easily without the need to re-enter billing and shipping information already stored in their PayPal account.

Alan Gonzalez, director of marketing, said: “We are focused on empowering our customers and giving them choices, and the express checkout option will help us achieve these goals.”

He added: “Enabling consumers to shop without ever having to re-type or share their financial information, whether a credit card number or bank account details, is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce.”