What are the fees to use PayPal?

PayPal doesn't charge a fee to open a PayPal account.

Sending money – Personal payments:

There are no fees, within the UK, to send money in Pounds Sterling, to family and friends when you use your PayPal balance, debit card or bank account (or a combination of those) where no currency conversion is involved.

There is a fee to send money as a personal payment, to people resident outside of the UK, where the payment is funded in full or in part using a debit card or credit card.

Receiving money – Personal payments:

It's free to receive money from friends or family within the UK when they send the money from the PayPal website using their PayPal balance, debit card or bank account (or a combination of those) where no currency conversion is involved.

Goods and services – Purchase payments:

There’s no fee to use PayPal to purchase goods or services. However, if you receive money for goods or services (such as from selling an item on eBay), there is a fee for each transaction amount you receive.

International payments:

There is a fee when you send a payment to someone in another country or if you receive a payment from someone in another country.  The PayPal user agreement has specific information.  You can find the User Agreement by clicking Legal at the bottom of any PayPal page.

Note: It's currently not possible to send or receive a personal payment to and from India using PayPal. If you’re sending money for a personal payment to India, we ask that you find another way, we currently recommend Xoom.com.

Withdrawing money:

You can withdraw money from your PayPal account to your bank account at no cost. To learn more please see our User Agreement.