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How do I add or remove a debit or credit card in my PayPal account?

Here's how to add a card to your account:

  1. Go to your Payment methods.
  2. Click + under "Credit and debit cards".
  3. Enter your card information.
  4. Click Save.
When you add a debit or credit card, you may be notified of a $1 USD charge to your card. This is a temporary charge 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.

Here's how to remove a card from your account:
  1. Go to your Payment methods.
  2. Click on the card you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove Card.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • The refund will still be credited back to the card if a refund is sent after the card is removed.
  • You may not be able to remove your card if you have a negative balance in your PayPal account. In this situation, you must bring your balance to zero or higher to remove your card.
  • If you remove a card that is the only funding source for a subscription or recurring payment on your account, the subscription will be automatically cancelled. Please choose another card as the new funding source before you remove the card.
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