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How do I add my bank account to my PayPal account?

Here’s how to add, or link, your bank account to your PayPal account.
To add your bank account:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click Add bank account.
  3. Select the account type, enter the sort code and account numbers.
  4. Review your information and click Add Bank Account.
To use your bank account as a funding source, and for security purposes as part of getting verified, you need to add your bank account to your PayPal account and confirm that you're the owner of that bank account.
 

To confirm your bank account:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Select the bank account to confirm and click Confirm.
  3. Click Continue, then review and submit the Direct Debit details.
    1. (If the bank account is a business account or more than one person is required to authorise debits, you must print and sign a paper Bank Funding Instruction and post it to the address provided.)

We'll deposit 1p in your bank account.  You'll find a 4-digit code next to the 1p deposit on your statement.  This should appear in your bank account within the next few minutes, but may take up to two hours, depending on your bank.

When you know the 4-digit code:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click Unconfirmed next to the bank account to confirm.
  3. Enter the 4-digit code and click Confirm.  (You can make 3 attempts.)

If the bank account is for a business or more than one person is required to authorise debits, you must print and sign a paper Bank Funding Instruction and post it to the address provided on-screen.

Confirm your bank now.

When trying to add a bank account here are some common issues that might arise:

Unable to add bank account:

  • The bank account is already linked to another PayPal account.
  • Your PayPal account is limited.
  • The name on your bank account needs to match the name on your PayPal account.

 

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