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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. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Settings at the top right corner of the page.
  3. Click My money.
  4. Click Update beside “Credit  and debit cards”.
  5. Click Confirm My Card.
  6. 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. Once you have confirmed your card, this amount will be refunded to your credit card. This may take up to 30 days to appear on the card statement.

Locate the charge and code on your card statement

The charge appears on your card statement with a 4-digit code and the word PAYPAL. The code sequence usually appears as PAYPAL*1234CODE. If you view your card statements online, you may check for the code in a few days. 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. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the Profile icon at the top right corner of the page.
  3. Click My financial info.
  4. Click Update beside “Credit and debit cards”.
  5. Click Enter PayPal Code.
  6. Enter the 4-digit PayPal code.
  7. Click Confirm Card.
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