PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders.

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Trying to transfer money from a Bank to Paypal account. Being asked for a valid Swift Code.

I gave a bank my Paypal account number, IBAN and other details to send some amount to my Paypal account, and I got a response saying that I have an invalid SWIFT CODE and the transaction failed ...
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What happens when PayPal overdrafts a checking account (with an ample backup funding source available)?

I recently made a large purchase with PayPal two days ago, but didn't realize that it would try billing my checking account with the whole amount rather than splitting it between my checking account ...
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What happens to my restricted stock in the eBay & PayPal spin-off?

Currently I hold vested restricted stock units in eBay. According to the media, after the spin-off, eBay shareholders will receive a PayPal stock for each eBay stock they own. Does this applies to ...
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Is it possible to transfer money from paypal to any master card?

One of my client offers me to pay through paypal , but paypal is not supported in our country . I have a master card which is provided by payoneer . Is it possible to transfer fund from paypal to my ...
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Can I receive and spend money on PayPal without linking it to my bank account?

Two questions: Can I create a PayPal account and receive €200 (or a similar amount) without adding a bank account, credit card, or anything but my email address? Can I then use that money to buy on ...
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Accepting personal “donations” (not as a non-profit)

I develop software and games, some of my users have said they would be interested in supporting me, even though what I make is free. It seems to be that the PayPal donate button is reserved for ...
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Question about using a VISA card to withdraw money from PayPal balance

According to the following PayPal policy, https://cms.paypal.com/mz/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/RecPymt_print The only way for me to withdraw money from PayPal in my country is ...
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Is it wise to use a PayPal account for donations larger than $1 million/month? [closed]

If I am about to receive multiple $5 donations that would sum up to over a million dollars per month, would it be wise to use a PayPal account? I can't confirm my nonprofit 501(c)(3) status and I ...
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Sending money from India to US - What are the PayPal charges that applies

I have a PayPal account in India. And due to our banking regulations we cannot use PayPal for personal payments. I need to send some money over to a PayPal account in the US, and I have been asked to ...
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Adding a Société Générale bank account to PayPal

I am trying to add a Société Générale bank account (based in France) to my PayPal account (based in France). To do so, the PayPal form asks me for my IBAN or my RIB, but neither seems to work: both ...
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Should I have separate business and personal accounts for my start up?

I have a personal active PayPal account. I am about to start a small web development company. I have googled to learn about making and receiving on line payments like if I want to register a domain ...
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Can't pay with PayPal balance, only shows credit card to pay with

I have about $460 USD in my PayPal balance, and my account is verified. I tried to order a flight for about $400, but the only option PayPal provided is to pay from credit card. I called the flight ...
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How to transfer money to an account on Cyprus as quick as possible

I am a Russian resident currently living on Cyprus. I should provide to local authorities a bank guarantee showing a reasonable amount of money. I know about finances literally nothing, so I was ...
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Is chargeback possible with Paypal transactions, if no receipt of products/services?

Someone sent me several hundred U.S. dollars Paypal for in exchange for services. This was a verbal agreement, and there was no receipt. I have decided not to fulfill my end of the agreement, but want ...
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IRS Rules for Canadian with US Bank Account

I am Canadian and live in Canada. I have an online business and customers pay me through PayPal in USD. My sales are transferred from PayPal to a USD account I hold with a US Bank in the U.S.From ...
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How can I find a checking account that allows for automated transfers of dynamic amounts?

Paypal provides a service called "auto-sweep" that allows you to regularly, automatically transfer the entire balance of your Paypal account into a linked bank account. Automated transfers of a fixed ...
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Receiving money from Paypal via a friend in different country

Paypal doesn't support my country yet, but I want to open a small ecommerce site to accept payment from paypal. Can a friend living in a different country (may be US, Canada, Australia etc.) accept ...
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Paid via PayPal with bank account, but was a couple dollars short

Paying for an item from a store in another currency. Last time I did this, to the same store, PayPal showed me the current USD charge instead of just the foreign currency before I actually hit submit, ...
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Is it possible to receive online payment via paypal in india without creditcard

I have a paypal Premier account (Verified by PAN and bank account). I want to receive payments by selling web app on my website. But I don't verify paypal with credit card. I don't have credit card. ...
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Receiving money from friend: PayPal?

I made some hotel + travel arrangements through the Net, and a friend needs to pay me back. We both have PayPal accounts, but I've never used it to receive money. So far, I only used PayPal to send ...
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Paypal website donations without being a charity

I would like to receive donations on a website instead of having commercials or subscription fees. I am an individual, not a non-profit organization and will not be giving tax-deductible receipts. Is ...
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Virtual currency investment

Let's suppose I have some ammount of money in virtual wallet like Paypal or Bitcoin. Are there ever any systems or institutions which would enable one to invest virtual currency, for example, loan at ...
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How do I remotely open a bank account in Thailand?

A friend of mine told me that Thai bank account has no limitations in paypal for transfers, etc. I would like to try it out and open bank account in Thailand, register paypal account for it and use it ...
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US banks that allow foreign account holders to perform transfers online

I live In Canada and am looking for a bank in the states that allows me to receive money and do bank transfers overseas. Im doing this as a means to transfer money between PayPal and Skrill. I was ...
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No withdrawal from paypal to Egypt, Udemy.com requires paypal. What should i do?

I am a constructor at udemy.com and from Egypt but the problem is that the only way to get paid is trough paypal and paypal does not withdraw money to Egypt yet. Is there any other alternatives i can ...
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privacy concerns when receiving money from paypal from strangers?

I am doing a few small scale (< $200) freelancing jobs and I've found a couple of interested individuals off the net. I need to receive payment, and I have decided to use paypal. However, as these ...
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Is it acceptable to receive payment from U.S. in Indian saving bank account via PayPal?

I'm working as a MyCommerce - RegNow affiliate. I promote software/desktop utilities of various software vendors associated with MyCommerce and they pay me some commission for each sale. MyCommerce ...
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US client, Australian freelancer, what are my options in getting paid?

It's my first time to freelance and right now, I could only think of Paypal. I've tried transferring money from country to country (Australia - Philippines) before and the banks (in the Philippines, ...
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Is there any way for a buyer to guarantee that there will be no chargeback in PayPal or GoogleCheckout?

Assume I'm a buyer and I want to guarantee a seller that I will not charge back my Paypal or GoogleCheckout payment. Is there any binding mechanism to do it in those systems? Or may be there is a ...
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Can I make PayPal release pending balance on personal payment sooner than 30 days?

My uncle and my brother sent me some money over paypal recently, but it says I have to wait 30 days to receive it. It was made as personal payment. Is there any way to get that money any faster? I ...
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Selling on eBay without PayPal?

Is there a reasonable way to sell on eBay without having a PayPal account and be subjected to their policies? The only way I found was by using a merchant account which requires paying $20 monthly ...
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How does GST on PayPal payments work for Australian Taxation?

I am an Australian sole trader and I have recently started publishing eLearning videos to view online at a .com website that pays into my PayPal account. Purchases are in USD and my share is paid ...
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Unable to withdraw money from Paypal in Andorra

I live in Andorra. I have an Andorran Paypal account, with a linked Credit Card. The account is fully verified. Right now Paypal only offers cashout withdraw options to USA bank accounts for Andorra ...
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PayPal- Quick Overview

So I have a Westpac bank card- no Visa or MasterCard. When wanting to setup a PayPal account to link with this account I understand that there will be no fees applied to me, the purchaser, for ...
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Are there any viable alternatives to Paypal for a small site?

I don't want to have the hassle of dealing with credit card or direct payments directly on my website, the volume and amount of transactions don't justify the effort. I've set up Paypal on the site ...
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How can I pay a vendor using a wire transfer from my credit card?

How can I make a payment to a vendor that only accepts bank transfers from my credit card, paypal, money bookers, or a similar service? I'd like to do this completely online, without going to the ...
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MintCoin App. Do we actually get money? Is it applicable outside US?

I came across this app MintCoin which claims to give you points equivalent to some US dollars for downloading apps or watching videos. I'm wondering if it actually works or just a way to fool people? ...
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Indian resident > earnings go in USA bank > then wire to India > do I need to pay US tax?

The question says it all... I have a personal bank account in the USA (as a non resident), where I get paypal and other payments. These payments are then sent to my Indian bank. I do not live in ...
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Making money by using cashback option against a paypal and credit card account

My Mastercard gives me 1% cash back. I can set up a paypal account against my master card. Now what is the catch in this scheme? 1.Transfer 1000 dollars from mastercard to paypal( this does not cause ...
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Move money from PayPal in different currency

I live in the eurozone and have about $13000 (USD) legal income on my PayPal balance. One of my bank accounts is in usd, but apparently PayPal only wants to transfer money in the main currency of the ...
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PayPal personal account: does it accept credit cards or not?

On this website it says it does not: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/pop/choosing_account_type_signup-outside On this site it says it does: ...
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Question about converting PayPal funds (and quickly)

I have a pretty specific (and probably strange) question. I am in a situation where I'm currently without a bank account (due to having just had one closed), but I am responsible for paying a ...
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Are there extra fees for a PayPal Premier account?

I've googled quite a bit, but I'm not sure I have the correct information since I am in Europe, and the info might have been for the US. I currently have a Personal account on PayPal and I have no ...
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Money blocked on debitcard by PayPal

I bought some airline tickets using paypal (I have a debitcard associated to this account) and it seems that paypal debited the ticket price once and then also blocked the same amount on the card. ...
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Is it possible to add a EUR Master Card in PayPal?

I have a bank account and two Master Cards with it: for USD and for EUR. I want to add EUR card in my PayPal account. Is it possible? Do PayPal accepts Euro or it will exchange Euro to US dollars?
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How to avoid Paypal holding incoming payments?

What just happened: A client payed for a service (software development) by PayPal. For sending, he used a different account than previously. After receiving the money by PayPal, I immediately ...
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Can customs access PayPal payment data

After buying an item internationally customs intercepted the package and was asking in its declaration form for the PayPal receipt if applicable. Falsifying such a receipt would be beyond easy, so, ...
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Debit card funds on preauthorization hold to paypal: can it be used for another transaction?

I have a sum of money on a prepaid Mastercard debit card which I attempted to use the majority of to make a purchase from a vendor who uses Paypal for their payments. Unfortunately, the vendor ran ...
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Can I connect a PayPal account to a business bank account instead of a personal bank account?

If I write online content and get paid through my PayPal account, and if the PayPal account is connected to my business bank account, does my income automatically become my corporation's income? ...
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Receiving money on PayPal in Croatia?

I can send money with PayPal from Croatia, but can't receive it. Is there any workaround?