PALO ALTO, Calif. — PayPal Inc., the leading provider of person-to-person Internet payments, announced that it has closed a $90 million round of equity financing, funded mostly by European and Asian financial services companies.

The participating companies, which include ING Group, Providian Financial, Credit Agricole of France, Bankinter of Spain, and eBank — a joint venture of Sumitomo Corp., Itochu Corp., and Hitachi Ltd. — said Tuesday that they intend to help PayPal expand its service internationally.

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