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What is an instant transfer?
An Instant Transfer is a payment made directly from your bank account. The recipient receives the money instantly.Both eCheques and Instant Transfers are ways to pay with your bank account. With an eCheque, the recipient receives the money in a few days. With an Instant Transfer, the recipient receives the money right away.
To make an Instant Transfer, just link your bank account and a debit or credit card to your PayPal account.
Linking your bank account is easy and fast. If you do online banking, you can usually link your bank account in a few minutes.
Once you’ve linked your bank to your PayPal account, using it to pay for things is secure. Merchants get paid but they never see your bank account details. They won’t even know what bank you use.