How do I link a debit or credit card to my PayPal account?

Here's how:

  1. Click Wallet at the top of the page.
  2. Click Link a debit or credit card on the left side of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions on page to link your card.

You can also add a debit or a credit card using the PayPal App with your mobile phone. Here's how:

​iPhone: 

  1. Open the PayPal app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap the Settings icon near the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Banks and Cards.
  4. Tap on + .
  5. Tap Debit or credit card.
  6. For a debit or credit card, scan your card or enter the information.
  7. If you add the card manually, enter your debit or credit card information and tap Link Card.
 Android: 
  1. Open the PayPal app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap the Settings icon near the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Banks and Cards.
  4. Tap on + .
  5. Tap Debit or credit card.
  6. For a debit or credit card, scan your card or enter the information.
  7. If you add the card manually, enter your debit or credit card information and tap Link Card
 

In some cases, in order to ensure you're the card owner, we may ask you to confirm your card. If you see a "confirm credit card" link in the card details section of your PayPal Wallet, you'll need to confirm your card before you can use it with PayPal. If you don't see this link, you can begin using your card right away.

Seeing an error message when trying to link your card? View some troubleshooting tips for linking a card.

Learn how to link a bank to your PayPal account.