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How do I open or close a PayPal account?

Opening an account:

Signing up for a PayPal account is free. All you need is an email address.

  1. Go to our Sign Up page.
  2. Choose the type of account you want and click Continue.

Note: To open a business account there are some extra steps. You’ll need to select a payment solution and provide certain business information to get started.

Here's a video with advice on opening a Business account.

Closing an account:

Before you close your account please be sure there’s no money in your PayPal balance and that your financial details have been removed. If there is a balance, withdraw the money to your bank account. Once your balance is zero, remove your bank and card details.

To close your PayPal account:

  1. Go to  ProfileIcon Settings.
  2. In the 'Account options' section, click Close your account and follow the instructions.

We may ask you to confirm ownership of the account before it can be closed.

Note: It’s not possible to reopen an account once it has been closed but you can sign up for a new account instead.

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