How can I create a PayPal account?

First, head to and click on the “Sign Up” button in the upper right. PayPal gives you a choice of a Personal account or a Business account. Select the option for a Personal account. Click Next.

Is it free to set up a PayPal account?

Create your PayPal account. It’s free to sign up!

It’s free – sign up for a PayPal account, and shop without transaction fees*, no matter how you choose to pay. Shop securely – store all your financial information behind a single secure login.

How do I get a PayPal account in the Philippines?

How to Open a PayPal Account
  1. Just sign up at and select “Philippines” as the country.
  2. Make sure to select “Philippine Peso” as the primary currency.
  3. PayPal accounts are FREE and you can link any Security Bank checking or savings account to your PayPal account.

How do I open a PayPal account UK?

Sign up with just an email address and password. Securely link your bank account, debit cards and credit cards. Use the PayPal button to check out with just an email and password or mobile number and PIN.

What are the disadvantages of using PayPal?

Disadvantages of PayPal
  • You lose your Section 75 rights.
  • PayPal charges you to receive money.
  • PayPal often freezes a user’s account.
  • PayPal may hold on to your money.

Is there a monthly fee to use PayPal?

We don’t charge a monthly fee and no minimum balance is required. There is no fee when family and friends use the PayPal send and receive money service to transfer money to you.

Can you have 2 PayPal accounts?

Yes. You can have one Personal account and one Premier or Business account. You can add more email addresses, debit or credit cards, and bank accounts to your account, but each account must have its own email address and financial information.

Do you need a bank account for PayPal?

No, you only need a PayPal Personal account. If you want to transfer the money you receive, just add a bank account to your PayPal account.

Can you use PayPal with a fake name?

For example, PayPal’s sign-up process can be completed with a fake name. They’ll have no ability to verify your identity unless you want to transfer your money somewhere else. To do that, you’ll have to verify your identity or link your bank account.

Can you use same phone number for 2 PayPal accounts?

PayPal has two phone numbers that you can use. One is the main number and the other is like a sort of back up number. Both, either one, can be used for ALL PayPal accounts, no matter how many you may have. You can add a bank account to one PayPal account at a time.

Why can’t I use PayPal anymore?

We noticed activity in your account that’s inconsistent with our User Agreement and we can no longer offer you PayPal services. Our decision is based on one of these reasons: You provided information we believe false, inaccurate, or misleading. You sent or received money that could be related to fraudulent activity.

Does my PayPal name have to be real?

PayPal requires users to use their real names on personal accounts. Although you’ll still need to provide your real name to PayPal to set up your account, you can make your business name anything you want.

Can I use an alias on PayPal?

If you’ve received a payment sent to an email that doesn’t match your PayPal email address, no problem! All you’ll need to do is add your dscout email address as an alias in your PayPal account.

Why did PayPal ban my account?

The first and the most apparent reason you can be banned from PayPal is when your account has excessive PayPal disputes and chargebacks. In this case, PayPal will temporarily freeze your account to investigate the dispute, preventing you from withdrawing, sending, or receiving money.

Can you use PayPal anymore?

At PayPal, we value a safe community for our customers to do business. We noticed activity in your account that’s inconsistent with our User Agreement and we no longer offer you PayPal services.

How do I unfreeze my PayPal account?

What happens to my money if PayPal closes your account?

If there is a balance at the time of closure, PayPal will send the balance to your primary residence or revert the balance to your state of residency. If your address or registered state is unavailable, PayPal reverts the funds to Delaware.

How long can PayPal limit my account?

If you don’t provide the required information within 45 days from the date we request it, your account may be further limited on day 45. This day 45 restriction will prevent you from: Sending funds from, or receiving funds into your account.

Is there anything better than PayPal?

Stripe, Skrill, and Square are some popular alternatives to PayPal. You should focus on the fees when determining if a PayPal alternative is right for your business.

Can PayPal freeze your bank account?

Paypal can freeze your personal or business Paypal account. They can’t freeze your bank account because they are just a payment gateway where your bank account is associated to process and receive payments or funds. No, PayPal has no access to your bank account.

Does PayPal delete old accounts?

Some users use the phrase ‘deactivate PayPal account’. Deactivate often means an account can be reactivated if needed (such as a Facebook account). This is not the case with PayPal. Once an account has been deleted, it is permanently closed.