How do I choose and change my payment method with PayPal?

With PayPal, you can use a bank account, your PayPal balance, or your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card as your preferred way to send money for goods and services or to pay for things online.

You can select and change your preferred way to pay online whenever you want by logging in to your PayPal account. Here's how to select your preferred way to pay online: 

  • Click Money at the top of the page.
  • Click Payment preferences.
  • Click the payment method (your card, bank, or balance) you would like to make your preferred payment method.

  • Click Make this preferred when paying online.

Note: you need to link a card or link a bank to your account before you can select it as a preferred way to pay.

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