Can't I add my Indian SBI Debit Card ( ATM card + Debit ) To PAYPAL A/C ? ? ?
May 4, 2011 1:21am CST
Hello Friends, recently I have opened my new SBI bank account and also got my ATM + DEBIT CARD . Now in respect to verify the paypal account I added my bank account.But now there is also a option of adding credit/debit card.And i want to do so. But the problem is whenever I am going to add the debit card details, the fields are coming for credit card. Like in debit card,I have to enter that the card id valid from _______ ? But there is no option of this in paypal, it is coming the card is valid till ______ ? (which is filled in case of credit card), but i have a debit card,so its creating a problem for me . Has anyone from india still added their debit card to paypal ? If yes how? If no, still do you know how to solve ?
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4 May 11
Actually it is because the payment processor behind SBI's debit + ATM cards is Maestro (the red and blue intertwined circles at the bottom right on front side). Maestro is not approved by Paypal so you can't use it with paypal. Some of the private banks now offer visa and master card verified debit + ATM cards. Those cards can be used with paypal or otherwise the credit cards approved by visa, master card and American Express.
4 May 11
@raj_gupta, but as far as i know Maestro is a part of Master Card only, means it is backed up by MasterCard International. So if master card is approved by paypal,then why not maestro? And does it mean that I can only connect my bank account with paypal and not debit or credit card unless until i get it from VISA,MASTERCARD or AE ?
4 May 11
Indian Paypal does not offer Debit Card Service. It does not matter what kind of Debit Card it is, Funding through Debit Card is not offered. Why do you want to put your Debit Card details anyway? You can verify easily with your Bank Account and withdraw it too. The only thing you will need to use Paypal for buying things online would be Credit Card. That is the only funding system that works. You cannot fund it with Bank Account.
4 May 11
I also want this information zralte. Actually I want to withdraw from paypal in coming month. To withdraw I required only to add my bank account as you write. I have my account in Indian Bank. Tell me can I get transfer my fund in my Indian Bank account from paypal.
7 May 11
I don't have a credit card ...so I have added my Debit card through SBI. I just followed the steps mentioned. I'm not sure if they changed it after March 1st. I did it a couple of weeks before that and it was quite easy. If you have any queries, you can write to Paypal. They have an option with a button for that.They will guide you through the process.
• Garden Grove, California
5 May 11
hi sonaimajmdar I am not from India but from the US and when I had problems doing things on paypal I askeds a payp admins for help and she walked me through it step by step and even waited to see I had come out okay.so ask for help from the paypal admins as they really will help you to do whatever you need to do and make it clear for you.