What are the fees for PayPal accounts?
PayPal doesn't charge a fee to open a PayPal account nor to download the PayPal mobile app. We charge fees for the following circumstances:
- When you receive money from a purchase. It's free to receive money from friends or family in the U.S. when they send the money from the PayPal website using only their PayPal balance or their bank account, or a combination of their PayPal balance and bank account.
- When you receive payments from outside your country or region. 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.
- When you send personal payments using a debit or credit card. For more information on the fees to send money as a personal payment using a debit or credit card, please visit our fees page.
- When you send money from your PayPal account to your bank account using an eligible debit or prepaid card. Please visit our fees page for more information. There is no cost if you transfer money from your PayPal account directly to your bank account. If you prefer to receive a check, a small fee will be charged.