does paypal required credit card ?

@osama87 (104)
Egypt
January 7, 2008 11:27am CST
i want to register in paypal but i want to know if i must credit card or not ??
4 responses
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 08
Yes you can be a member without having a card but you can not be a verified member without a credit card. That is what I know. As to whether you can withdraw your money, I think you can but you would not be able to purchase anything... I think... but I am not that sure. You may want to check with PayPal to be sure. I have a premier account there and I have a credit and a debit card registered there and that is why I can't remember what if a member does not register any card. Sorry...
@osama87 (104)
• Egypt
7 Jan 08
i know some people have account in paypal without credit cards and they face a lot of troubles with it like block their account many times
• Cameroon
7 Jan 08
you can join paypal without getting credit card i joined it without credit card
@osama87 (104)
• Egypt
7 Jan 08
but i can get my money
7 Jan 08
You need to have either a credit card or a debit card. The payments need to be able to be payed through using the card details and without a card you cannot get a paypal account. That is a stupid rule in my opinion though, because i think it should be able to be payed into a bank/building society account aswell as through card details. Paypal also asks for a landline telephone number to activate the paypal account when you first open the account. ~Joeys wife
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
You do not need a credit card, the only reason you might need one is to verify your account, but you can do this with a bank account, depending on where you are. You can't take money directly out of your paypal with or without a credit card, if you have a bank account associated with it I believe you can transfer money to your bank account, but generally paypal is used more to buy other things online as well.