A note on PayPal payments for the Hot Shots courses

One of my students who tried to sign up yesterday for all five of the Hot Shots Seminars was kind enough to inform me that he had difficulty doing so because PayPal asked him to go through a verification process. This is apparently a PayPal policy for payments that exceed £500. I had originally thought that this limitation was only in effect for payments made from a user's PayPal account and not for payments via Credit Card using PayPal but apparently it applies for both. I have to say that PayPal does a very good job of not advertising this fact in a visible manner.

I've now updated the Hot Shots web pages to add a note informing students that if they run into this problem, they can contact me and I'll be happy to send them an invoice and accept payment via either a bank transfer or cheque.

Also, it has been brought to my attention that PayPal's checkout pages do not make it clear that you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay (you can use your Credit Card without ever opening a PayPal account.) I've also updated the Hot Shots web pages to add instructions for how to pay using your Credit Card via PayPal.

If you experience any issues whatsoever in trying to sign up for the Hot Shots Seminars, please feel free to contact me either by email or telephone.

I'm really excited to see that students have started to sign up from the very first day and look forward to seeing you all in London in February.