How do I add and confirm my Maestro card for use on PayPal?

We may ask you to verify that you own the Maestro card on your PayPal account. We call this 'linking and confirming' the card.

To confirm your card:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click the card you want to confirm. (You'll only have the option to confirm cards with a 'Confirm your card' banner.)
  3. Click OK.

When you click ‘OK’, we'll charge your card 2 small amounts, each will be less than £1. This will 'link' your card. We'll refund the money into your PayPal account within 24 hours of you confirming your card.

You’ll find these charges on your online card statement after 2-3 working days. If your online card statement shows pending transactions you may be able to see these charges within minutes. If you can't check your statement online, you can wait for your next paper statement or contact your bank.

When you know the two random charges, confirm your card:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click the card that you're ready to confirm.
  3. Enter the charges and click Confirm.

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