How do I receive money through PayPal?

Someone using PayPal only needs to know your email address or mobile phone number to send you money.

When someone sends you money, we’ll email you advising you to open a PayPal account so you can claim that money. If you already have a PayPal account and you've confirmed your email address, the money will go directly to your PayPal account balance.

Money in your PayPal account balance can be withdrawn to your bank account, used for online purchases or sent to friends or family.

Your Activity page is a record of the payments you’ve sent or received.

Is there a timeframe to get my money?
Payments made from a PayPal balance, credit card or by instant transfer are immediately credited to your PayPal balance.

Sometimes you may need to first accept a payment before it shows up in your PayPal account (for example, if it's sent in a currency for which you do not have an open balance on your account). If you do need to 'accept' a payment before it can reach your balance, you have 30 days to do that before it's returned to the sender.

Is there a limit to the payments I receive?
You can receive up to £1,700 per year before you have to verify your PayPal account.

We never ask sellers to provide a tracking number before receiving the payment to their PayPal balance; watch out for fake PayPal emails and other scams.

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