What is an automatic payment and how do I cancel or update one?

An automatic payment authorizes a merchant to charge you whenever you make a purchase on their website without signing in to your PayPal account. This is something that's set up on the first checkout with the merchant. The terms of the authorization will be available in your PayPal account.

Finding your automatic payments on the PayPal app:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Automatic Payments.
  3. Tap the merchant.
  4. You can Remove PayPal as your payment method and select a backup funding source.

Finding your automatic payments on the website:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Payments.
  3. Click Manage automatic payments.
  4. Select the merchant.

On this page, you can Cancel the automatic payment and change the payment method.

Changing the payment method:
  1. Select your current payment method.
  2. Select a new payment method or click link a new card or bank.
  3. Click Save

Contact information for your merchant can be found in the automatic payment.