What is PayPal?

And how do I link my credit card or bank card?

What is PayPal?

And how do I link my credit card or bank card?

Buying things online should be easy and intuitive, without too many complicated forms to fill in. As well as a user-friendly online shop, payment also needs to be simple and intuitive. At PayPal, they're all too aware of this! No need to plough through endless online forms – your bank account and/or credit card details are kept in a single digital wallet:   

Guaranteed flexibility

Buying things online should be easy and intuitive, without too many complicated forms to fill in. As well as a user-friendly online shop, payment also needs to be simple and intuitive. At PayPal, they're all too aware of this! No need to plough through endless online forms – your bank account and/or credit card details are kept in a single digital wallet: 

  • You only need to fill in your payment details once: when you link your payment cards to your PayPal account
  • Then you just have to select the payment method when you pay. You check your details and confirm the payment
  • You can also make free transfers from your bank account to your PayPal account and use your PayPal balance to pay
  • All you need is your e-mail address and your PayPal password

Secure payment

Besides speed and simplicity, security is also very important for online payments. Whenever you buy something from an online shop, you want to be sure that your credit card details and other sensitive data don't end up in the wrong hands. With PayPal, you can be confident thanks to the following measures:

  • PayPal offers you extra payment protection by keeping your personal details private. The business receiving your money never gets to see your bank or credit card details
  • Because your details are safely stored in your PayPal account, you never need to enter them
  • PayPal's advanced fraud prevention technology continuously scans your transactions for suspicious activity
  • Your purchases are protected by PayPal Buyer Protection

How to link your bank or credit card to PayPal

How to link your bank or credit card to PayPal

You can link your bank account to your PayPal account in a few simple steps. Then you just have to confirm your account by two amounts paid into your bank account.

  1. Log into your PayPal account.
  2. Click on Wallet.
  3. Click on Link a bank.
  4. Enter your details and click on Continue.
  5. Check your details and click on Add Bank Account.

Confirm a bank account

PayPal will transfer two random amounts (between 0.01 and 0.99 euros) to your bank account. These transfers are at PayPal’s expense and should appear on your account within two to three working days. Once you’ve received the transfers, follow these three steps:

  1. Go to your Wallet.
  2. Choose a bank account and confirm it.
  3. Enter the two amounts transferred to your account and send them.

If you’ve entered the right amounts, your bank account will be confirmed and you can start making payments.

Confirm your credit card

Linking your credit card is even easier:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Go to your Wallet.
  3. Link your credit card.
  4. Fill in your details in the form provided.
  5. Save your details. Your address will then be checked by PayPal. This may take a few minutes. Once the check is complete, the credit card will be linked to your account and you’ll have a basic account.

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