PayPal's parent eBay announced financial results for 4Q2012.
PayPal's active account growth accelerated to 15% and ended the year with approximately 123 million registered accounts. PayPal added nearly 2 million accounts a month in the fourth quarter, representing the company's fastest active account growth rate in years. Net total payment volume (TPV) increased 24%, producing revenue growth of 24%.
eBay reported that the PayPal 'take rate' was 3.72% in 4Q2012, down from the prior quarter, but up 1 basis point from a year earlier. Transaction expenses were 1.03%, down 1 basis points from a year earlier. The loss rate was 0.28%, up 1 basis point from a year earlier.