Send requests for money to anyone, anywhere

Request money from anyone for just about anything. A simple reminder for a friend to pay you back or a one-time invoice for a service rendered. Whatever the reason, you can send a request for money with just an email address or mobile phone number.

Request money with an invoice

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Enter an email address or phone number and an amount.

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Add a note that personalizes and explains the request.

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See the money go instantly to your PayPal account when it gets paid.

Friendly money requests.

Requesting money is an efficient and polite way of asking for money you're owed. Whether it's for a job you did or an event you organized, don't feel like the bad guy. Sometimes people forget. Use PayPal to send a friendly payment request

Friends don't need a PayPal account

Anyone with an email or mobile phone number can receive a payment request, whether they have a PayPal account or not. They can pay you with a credit card, cash, or even a check.

Tell them to send you money by phone

There's no excuse for having cash anymore. Anybody can send money from their cards, bank account, or PayPal balance. Your request for payment is simply emailed or texted and just as simply paid.

Use the PayPal mobile app to easily request money from around the world.

Sending money from your account can be free when using your PayPal balance or bank account.

It’s free for your friends or family to send money through the PayPal mobile app, from a bank account or Paypal balance. Funds go right into your account. If the recipient doesn't have an account with PayPal, they can quickly open one.
If you're selling goods or services it only costs 2.9% + $.30 per paid request. If you're using PayPal for your business, you may be eligible for a discount.

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Receive funds securely

If you're requesting money for a good or service, you can be protected under our Seller Protection policy on eligible purchases. From fraud protection to 24-hour monitoring and advanced encryption, helping protect our members financial information is serious business to us.

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2.9% + $0.30 for work. Free for play with our mobile app.

If the request is for work, invoice fees are only 2.9% + $0.30 per paid request. If you're requesting money from friends & family on our app or using PayPal online, it's free to receive money.

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