How do I add or remove a debit or credit card?

To update your debit or credit card, first go to Wallet.

To add a card:

  1. Below 'Debit and credit cards', click Add a card.
  2. Select the card type, enter the required details and click Save.
Note: New cards which are issued to replace a Visa or Mastercard already registered to your PayPal account will automatically update using the Visa and Mastercard update feature offered to all card holders. Any previous Billing Agreements and Card Preferences are migrated to your new card.

To remove a card:

  1. Below 'Debit and credit cards', select the card you want to remove.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Click Remove Card.
Note: You do not need to remove any Visa or Mastercard cards related to a closed card account. Closed or cancelled Visa and Mastercard cards registered to your PayPal account will automatically be removed. This is done using the update feature offered for these card types.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • You may not be able to remove a card depending of your pending transaction, or if your card was the backup payment method for a recent instant bank payment. Wait a few days and try again.
  • 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 your only card and have a confirmed bank account, you’ll no longer be able to make instant bank payments. Instead, they’ll be sent as eChecks, which take up to 4 business days to process.