Getting A Paypal Debit Card

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I know for sometime that Paypal has a debit card which allows holders to withdraw cash from their Paypal accounts instantly, instead of having to wait almost a week. Trouble is, I can't seem to find the "Paypal Debit Card" option within my Paypal account. Is it for American users only? I tried contacting their support but I figure I would get better answers here

Thanks for your help!
#card #debit #paypal
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gile
    Hey There,

    When you login into Paypal, look under the "products and services" tab. It should be listed on the left column "ways to get paid". I don't know if they do it outside of the US, but hopefully this helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Hi,

    I was curious, so I called paypal and asked. There seems to be
    some conflicting information considering one of the other replies.
    I spoke to paypal customer service for international accts, and I
    was told that the debit card is only available to US based accounts
    that have a social security number. The person specifically stated
    it's only for US based accounts. So if people in Europe have them,
    I don't know what to say about it. But I just spoke to paypal on
    the phone.

    Just trying to help you out.

    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I think they may possibly have misinformed you, Ken? They're available in the UK.

        Until a couple of months ago, I also believed that they were US-only, but then I discussed it with a Warrior who lives in London, who has one (and not from an originally US-based account) and my perspective changed.
        They're not available in the UK anymore - I only got mine 2 weeks ago but there's a message on the site saying they're no longer accepting new applications.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    This facility is available for USA users.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul wolfe
    That would be a cool card to have! Shame if it's not available for European users. I'll check it out and get back....
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      It is available outside the US. It's been available in the UK for a couple of years.

      To check whether you have access in your country, look under the "Products And Services" tab in your account.

      But don't search for the term "Debit Card". PayPal call it a "Top Up Card" - it's essentially the same thing.


      Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        It is available outside the US. It's been available in the UK for a couple of years.

        To check whether you have access in your country, look under the "Products And Services" tab in your account.

        But don't search for the term "Debit Card". PayPal call it a "Top Up Card" - it's essentially the same thing.


        Frank
        Thanks, Frank, I was pretty sure it was available outside the US. So perhaps
        the person I spoke to was misinformed? I even repeated back what was said,
        and the person confirmed it.

        Whatever... that's interesting.

        There is an 800 number on their contact page, so maybe people should get
        it from them, personally. But if you get the same person I talked to... good luck.


        Ken
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

          Thanks, Frank, I was pretty sure it was available outside the US. So perhaps
          the person I spoke to was misinformed? I even repeated back what was said,
          and the person confirmed it.
          No worries, Ken.

          A lot of users in the UK are still unaware that they can get one - PayPal don't exactly advertise it extensively.

          There are one or two niggles. For example, transfer of funds isn't immediate - it's usually the next day. And there's still a daily and monthly limit on how much you can transfer. But, overall, it's a useful facility.


          Frank
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
          Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

          Thanks, Frank, I was pretty sure it was available outside the US. So perhaps
          the person I spoke to was misinformed? I even repeated back what was said,
          and the person confirmed it.
          Ken
          LOL! So much for 'Better' replies, Miss Alexa? :p
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
              I guess your right, maybe they pulled off the offshore Paypal cards due to ATM compatibility? Anyways, do let me know how you got that flashing emo!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    The restrictions to make it available in the USA, is a test and was put there for legal purposes.

    Depending on how the experience and track record from the test, there will probably open it up in Europe next yes they are set up legally with representation to do so.

    Cheers ... Ron
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
      Ok I am still confused. Some warriors here say they do have it outside US, and some say not. But I guess it is not available in Singapore. Thanks for your replies though!
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  • Profile picture of the author paul wolfe
    I just checked on Paypal here in the UK.

    The top up card is no longer available. What a PITA.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by paul wolfe View Post

      I just checked on Paypal here in the UK.

      The top up card is no longer available. What a PITA.
      I use mine daily.


      Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author paul wolfe
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        I use mine daily.


        Frank
        Existing card holders can continue to use their cards. Here's some text cut and paste directly from Paypal:

        new cards no longer available

        Thanks for your interest in the PayPal Top Up Card. Unfortunately we're no longer accepting new applications, however you can still take advantage of exclusive offers when you shop with your PayPal account at the PayPal Offers site
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          Paul,

          Originally Posted by paul wolfe View Post

          Existing card holders can continue to use their cards. Here's some text cut and paste directly from Paypal:
          new cards no longer available
          Yeah, I just checked too, after reading Hamida's post. How peculiar.

          I wonder whether this is a permanent policy change and what will happen to those current users when their cards reach their expiry date.


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        • Profile picture of the author Marty S
          Originally Posted by paul wolfe View Post

          Existing card holders can continue to use their cards. Here's some text cut and paste directly from Paypal:

          new cards no longer available

          Thanks for your interest in the PayPal Top Up Card. Unfortunately we're no longer accepting new applications, however you can still take advantage of exclusive offers when you shop with your PayPal account at the PayPal Offers site
          Yes, I have had a similar experience in Canada. I have owned a PayPal debit card for 3 or 4 years I think, but when I asked them for another one for another account I am involved in they said they no longer do it for Canadians. This in spite of the fact my current card is still valid and well used.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Way too much international mystery and intrigue. I'm just a simple guy.


    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
      Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

      Way too much international mystery and intrigue. I'm just a simple guy.


      Ken
      Paypal is a mysterious entity, Mr Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Trucker
    Dear Fellas,

    I am pretty happy that I use my PayPal with the Credit Card offered by the Bank.

    This service is quite interesting but i dn't have a lot of time to describe here all the funny occurrences.

    Is it a restriction on other users except US ones that they get a PayPal Debit Card to with draw money from their account instantaneously.

    LoL, If I were to help such countrymen's then I will definitely gave them Debit Card via PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Peters Benn
    i know a few people in the UK who have them. I, sadly, am not one of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    I think they should bring it back to Canada. I could use one of those cards, its a pain doing transfers. Then I guess, we're not as bad as India, who just got limited to check based withdraw only
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  • Profile picture of the author mt33
    it's used for US users and canada right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Originally Posted by mt33 View Post

      it's used for US users and canada right now.
      Please re-read the thread, before posting. It's not available in Canada. Or.. Do you have some inside information we don't know?
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      • Profile picture of the author hometutor
        Just a quick newbie warning for those of you new to Paypal

        You'll get scams causing an emotional response thus without thinking you may click a link provided in the email. It will look like a Paypal login so you'll put in your personal log in information, then watch the money drain from your account.

        NEVER click on a secure link of anything via email. ALWAYS use the address bar and type in the url (website address)

        Rick
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