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- Receiving payments for goods and services.
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Money Pools Overview and Frequently Asked QuestionsMoney Pools are an easy and fast way to collect money with friends. Whether you need to raise money for a holiday, a group gift, or for regular shared expenses, just create a Money Pool and share it with your friends and family. Please note that you’re responsible How do I open or close a PayPal account?There are 2 types of PayPal accounts: Personal and Business. Here’s how to sign up for a PayPal account: Go to the PayPal website and click Sign up at the top of the page. Choose your region and click Get Started on the account type you want (Personal How do I get money out of my PayPal account?It's simple to withdraw money from your PayPal account. You can transfer money directly into your linked bank account, use your PayPal Debit MasterCard®, or have us mail you a check. Bank transfer The most popular way to withdraw money from your PayPal account is to transfer the What are the fees for using PayPal?Opening an account: PayPal does not charge a fee to open a PayPal account. Sending money – Personal payments: There are no fees within Canada to send money to family and friends when you use only your PayPal balance or bank account, or a combination of your PayPal Can I request money from someone who does not have a PayPal Account?Yes. Recipients receive an email notification prompting them to sign up for an account. This feature is available for the following Website Payments buttons: Buy Now, Donations, and Add to Cart buttons. Recipients can pay you with their credit cards through PayPal if you are a merchant and How do I transfer or withdraw money to my local bank account?Here's how to transfer or withdraw money from your PayPal balance to your local bank account. Click Transfer to your bank on the left side of the page. Enter the amount you would like to transfer. Click Next. Review your withdrawal information and click Transfer. How do I cancel an Add Money transfer from my bank account?You can’t cancel a transfer after you’ve authorized it. Once the money is in your PayPal account, you can transfer it back to your bank. Just log in and click Withdraw at the top of the page.Do you need a PayPal account to contribute to a Money Pool?Yes, to contribute to a Money Pool you must have a PayPal account. If you, or someone who would like to contribute to your Money Pool, don’t already have a PayPal account, sign up is fast and free. Do I need a bank account, debit card, or credit card to set up my Money Pool?No, you only need a PayPal Personal account. If you want to transfer the money you receive, just add a bank account to your PayPal account. How long does it take to transfer money from a U.S. bank account to my PayPal account?It usually takes 3 to 5 business days to transfer money from a U.S. bank account to your PayPal account. To see when the money should be in your account: Click Transfer to your bank. The processing time can be found above "Continue." In most countries, you can’t add How do I send money?With PayPal, you can send money to anyone with an email address. Here’s how to send money. Click Send & Request at the top of the page. Select how you would like to send money. Enter the email, mobile number or name of the person you want to How do I add money to my PayPal account from my confirmed bank account?Adding money to your PayPal account is quick and easy. Please note that you do NOT need to have a PayPal balance in order to make purchases or send money to family and friends. You can link a bank account or use PayPal CASH® to How do I open a dispute or file a claim?Here is how to open a dispute: Click Resolve a problem in our Resolution Center. Click Report a Problem. Select the transaction you want to dispute and click Continue. Select the reason for your dispute, then click Continue. To file a claim, first open a dispute and try What if I use the Issue Refund link, but I don't have the total amount available in my PayPal balance?If your PayPal account balance does not have enough money in it, the entire refund will be issued from the primary bank account linked to your PayPal account.Why does my withdrawal status show Complete but the money isn’t in my bank account?A Complete status means we have processed your withdrawal. It still may take your bank several days to make the money available in your bank account. If there is a problem with your withdrawal, it may take up to one week for your bank to notify us. We’ll Does PayPal have the ability to withdraw money from my bank account without my permission?No. PayPal only withdraws or transfers money with your permission. How do I get my money back?If you would like a refund, start by getting in touch with your seller. Most sellers welcome the chance to work out any problems. Here’s what we recommend: Contact your seller to discuss your problem. If you’re still not satisfied, you can open a dispute in the Resolution How do I extend a Money Pool? Log in to your PayPal account, click on Details in the Money Pools module. Select the Pool you'd like to extend. Click Manage Pool. Click Edit Pool. Find End date and click Edit. Set a new date and click Save. How do I receive money?Payments are sent to you using your email address. If a payment has already been sent to you, you should have received an email notification letting you know that you've received a payment. If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account and click Activity at the
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