PayPal - Send and request money safely
By PayPal, Inc.
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TAP INTO YOUR MONEY
Send money or pay online to almost anywhere in the world in just seconds. Manage all the ways you send, receive, and spend money at a glance – download the PayPal payment app today.
SEND MONEY IN SECONDS
Transfer money to PayPal account holders in over 100 countries using just their email address or mobile number. When the money arrives in their account (usually in seconds), they can spend the money online or withdraw it with just a tap. And it’s completely free when you send money to friends in the US from your bank account or PayPal balance.
GET PAID WITH EASE
Send a request for money that allows people to pay you back with just a tap. Whether you’re collecting money for a group gift or something you sold online, PayPal mobile app makes it easy for them and even easier for you.
STAY ON TOP OF IT ALL
Whenever you send, receive, and spend money with PayPal, the app sends an instant notification to help you keep track of it all. Whether you use PayPal Credit, your balance, your bank, or your debit and credit cards to pay with PayPal - you can find everything and anything you need to simply manage it all in this secure payment app.
What's New in Version 6.11.0
We hope you enjoy our app! Please keep it updated so you’ve always got our latest and greatest improvements.
Deceptive Practice with Fees
Even if a bank is already added, confirmed, and set as the preferred method, money cannot be sent to friends and family unless a card is added. Only after adding a card, can setting up the transaction continue. After selecting the person and entering the amount, tapping "Next" at the bottom of the screen brings up the "Review and send" page.
The amount entered for sending, (the subtotal without fees), is displayed at the top of the review screen and highlighted in a large red bubble. At the bottom in fine font is the disclaimer about fees for using cards, (which the user is already familiar with as PayPal advertises this along with no fees for sending money to friends and family using a bank account). The "Send now >" button is placed readily under the thumb, just where "Next" was on the prior page. Everything looks good to the user, especially if the user already set a bank as the preferred method; there should be no fee.
'But wait! There's more!' Just to the right of the fee's disclaimer, and in small font too, is a fee. If the user holds the phone with the right hand, the fee sits quietly under the length of the right thumb. The screen looks complete as if there were no more content. But the user must be careful to scroll down to find an option to change the payment method, as the default method will be the card, even if the user had set up the app with the bank as the preferred method.
Makes my life so much easier
Thank God for PayPal. It makes my life so much easier and I can give the statements to my accountant at the end of the month to keep for bookkeeping records. Or use PayPal for my corporation and I also use PayPal for personal he uses such as paying my dog sitter or sending money to a friend in need. It literally takes about a minute of my time to complete a transaction which is a heck of a lot better than going to a bank and dealing with waiting in line.
I do understand that it is frustrating for people that are opening a new account with PayPal. Be aware that you will have to wait when your account is new. It's not gonna be available to you next day. Be patient. I am pretty sure it states somewhere in the FinePrint that you will have to wait 2 to 3 days for transfers to be complete or even longer if they are verifying your legitimacy and your NEW account.
Anyway, I love PayPal and I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with it
Your password and credit card are not safe
For the second time in one month I have had on authorized charges made to my credit card via PayPal. Each time the charges came from eBay with a nondescript invoice not explaining any product or service bought. Each time I have changed my password on PayPal. The PayPal servers are apparently not safe as someone keeps hacking the new password each time. PayPal customer service is very difficult to deal with as they refer me to eBay. EBay refers me back to PayPal. PayPal tells me they are going to do a three-way call with eBay which just disconnects me each time. It's a circus and it takes me hours of calls and emails just to try and get my money back. I would not recommend linking a credit card to PayPal at all. I used to use this service all the time with no problems. I haven't used PayPal for eBay and several years. But now all of a sudden I'm getting these charges. It is definitely not worth the hassle and PayPal really could care less about my problems.
- Category: Finance
- Updated: Apr 06, 2017
- Version: 6.11.0
- Size: 218 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Seller: PayPal, Inc.
- © PayPal, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.