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Why can’t I upgrade my personal or premier account to a business account?

Business accounts must be held in the name of a business, not an individual. This means an upgrade from a personal or premier account to a business account is not possible, unless you are a sole trader.  If you are a sole trader, you can upgrade to a business account.  For all other business types, you’ll need to sign up for a separate account using a different email address and bank account.

You can hold up to two PayPal accounts at any time in the following combinations:

  • One personal account and one premier account.
  • One personal account and one business account.
  • One premier account and one business account.
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