Why can't I add my card to my PayPal account?
Here are some issues you may encounter when you add your card:
- Your card might not be compatible with the PayPal system. Find out the cards you can use with your PayPal account.
- If your card doesn't have a card verification code (usually a 3-digit code on the back of your card), you can't use that card on your PayPal account.
- A debit or credit card can be linked to only one PayPal account at a time. If your card has been linked to a PayPal account before, you'll need to remove the card before linking it to a different PayPal account.
- The billing address you provide must exactly match the one shown on your card statement. Check your debit or credit card statement to confirm that the addresses match.
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How do I add a debit or credit card to my account? When you add a card , you may be notified of a 1 USD charge to your card . The charge on your card is temporary to confirm if your card is ready to use with PayPal. It usually takes a few minutes to receive the refund back to your card but it can take up to 30 days depending on your card issuer.Do I need to confirm all cards in my PayPal account? Here's why you should confirm every card you add to your PayPal account : Linking and confirming your card limits the risk of stolen cards and fake identities. Once you confirm your card, the sending limit on that card is removed.Which cards can I use with my PayPal account? A debit or credit card can be registered to only one PayPal account at a time. For security reasons, you can only add cards issued in the country where you opened your PayPal account .How do I confirm a debit or credit card that I've linked to my PayPal account? After you’ve added your card number, you'll need to confirm that you own the card . Here’s how:What is the 1 USD (or local currency equivalent) authorisation fee? When you add a card , or update information on the credit card linked to your PayPal account , we make sure your card is still valid. We do this by temporarily holding a small amount on your card, but you will not actually be charged 1 USD (or local currency equivalent).Why is my account limited? Protecting your computer with anti-malware software will also help protect you by keeping viruses and spyware from infecting your machine. Offline, you should shred any personal documents before throwing them away and keep your personal identification documents such as your ID card in a safe place to prevent theft.Why do I have to link and confirm my debit or credit card? When you link your card to your account by authorising PayPal to charge a small amount, PayPal generates a unique random code which displays on your card statement. Only the legitimate owner of the card has access to the statement. For this reason, this process limits the risk connected with stolen credit cards and fake identities.What can I do with PayPal? Simply link a card to your PayPal account and you can start making payments in over 20 currencies. Instead of entering your card information for every transaction, you can now pay with just a few clicks without compromising your security. You can also withdraw funds into your bank account anytime.How do I view, modify, or cancel my pre-approved payments? Select the merchant’s name whose payment you want to view, modify, or cancel. Follow further instructions on the page. Note: If you want to change a credit card for pre-approved payment, you need to have at least two cards registered in your PayPal account .What kinds of transactions are not eligible for PayPal Seller Protection? Digital goods such as music or computer game downloads. Direct card payments not made through a PayPal account and email payments (excluding PayPal Invoices). Items that are sent after PayPal has advised the seller not to ship the item.Why should I use PayPal? You can use your credit card or bank account without exposing your account numbers. You can link your credit card or bank account to your PayPal account so you don't have to enter your card number or address everywhere you shop. Just log in to PayPal and quickly check out in a few clicks.Why was my payment unclaimed? The recipient hasn’t signed up for a PayPal account to claim a payment yet. ... You sent a payment to an email address that the recipient hasn’t added to their PayPal account . As soon as they add the address to their account , the funds will show up in their balance. ... If you paid with your credit card, the funds will be returned to your card . It can take up to 30 days for the refund to appear on your card statement.What happens if I don't provide the FATCA information PayPal requests? If the information isn't provided within 30 days, your PayPal account will be limited on day 30 and you won't be able to: Send funds from the account . Close the account . If you don't provide the required information within 45 days from the date we requested it, your PayPal account will be further restricted on day 45 and you won't be able to: Send funds from, or receiving funds into the account . Remove bank or card information. Close the account .How do I change the expiry date of my debit or credit card? Log in to your PayPal account . ... Click on the card you'd like to update. ... below the card .How do I edit the billing address linked to my credit card? Log in to your PayPal account . ... Click on the card you want to edit.What if I failed to confirm my debit or credit card? Log in to your PayPal account . ... Click on the card you requested to confirm.How do I pay for a payment request or invoice? Log in to your PayPal account . ... If you don’t have a PayPal account : ... and follow the instructions to sign up for a PayPal account and pay. If you don’t want to sign up for a PayPal account , click debit or credit card and follow the instructions to pay with your card .Why has my credit or debit card been charged twice? If the duplicate charge is the result of multiple payments that you made, the charges will not be credited to your card . ... Log in to your PayPal account .How do I confirm my US bank account? If you can view your card statement online, you can check for the amounts in a few days. ... Log in to your PayPal account .
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