How will my PayPal payments be funded? How do I change my payment method?

If you own any PayPal balance, it’ll be your default funding source. However, you can select a debit or credit card as your preferred way to pay, and we'll use it every time when you shop online or send a payment for goods or services. Learn more about how to link a card.

Here's how to set your preference:

  1. Go to your Settings.
  2. Click Payments.
  3. Click Change next to "Online purchases."
  4. Select your preferred card, and click Confirm.


Whether you’ve set any preference or not, you can always change again how you want to pay for a transaction during checkout. Simply click Change payment method on the payment page.