How do I add money to my PayPal balance?

You don't need to have money in your PayPal account balance to buy something or send money.  To pay for a purchase or send money to a friend, we can simply debit the money from your bank account or card when you initiate the transaction.

However, if you've linked your bank account to your PayPal account, you can also move money from your bank account to your PayPal account for free.

To add money:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click Transfer Money.
  3. Click Add money to your balance.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps to transfer money from your bank account to your PayPal balance.

To add money from the PayPal app:
  1. Tap your balance.
  2. Tap Add Money.

We'll send you an email once the money is in your PayPal balance. Typically, the transfer takes a few minutes, but please allow up to 3 working days depending on your bank.

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