PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Square (NYSE: SQ) are often compared as investments because they’re both fintech companies with payment processing platforms. As the world shifts more and more toward using digital payment and wallet options, it can make some sense to view those companies through the lens of their similarities.
That said, these two companies see their places in the fintech universe differently. PayPal is building fintech solutions for businesses and consumers, while Square is building an entire ecosystem to disrupt payments as we know them. For investors, it can pay to really dive into each.