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How do I confirm a debit or credit card that I've linked to my PayPal account?

To confirm a card on your PayPal account, you’ll need to request a PayPal code, find it on your card statement and enter the code on your PayPal account.

Request a PayPal code

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click the card you want to confirm.
  3. Click Confirm My Card.
  4. Click Continue.

We will charge $2.00 AUD to your card and this allows us to send you a PayPal code on your card statement. The charge will be refunded to your card once the card is confirmed or if the 4-digit code is left unused for 75 days. This may take up to 30 days to appear on the card statement.

Locate the charge and code on your card statement

The PayPal code is displayed on your card statement next to the charge of $2 AUD. In the item description section, you will see it next to the word “PayPal.” For example, if you see PayPal*1234CODE or PP*1234CODE on your statement, then “1234” is your code. Please allow 2 to 4 business days for the PayPal code to appear on your online card statement. Otherwise, check for the code when you receive your next statement in the mail.

Confirm your card by entering the code

Have your 4-digit PayPal code ready.

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click the card you want to confirm.
  3. Click Enter PayPal Code.
  4. Enter the 4-digit PayPal code.
  5. Click Confirm Card.
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