You can transfer money to anyone living in the UK or almost anyone abroad. They don’t need a PayPal account – all you need is their email address or mobile number. You can even surprise them for that job well done or that cinema ticket they bought you last week.
How would someone without a PayPal account receive the money if they don’t have a PayPal account?
It seems to be demonstrating an easy way to send money to friends and sharing the costs of meals etc but if to send money everyone needs to sign up to PayPal link to their bank account, verify their email address etc etc.. This is not a “quick and easy” way to send money to friends