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How to add your VISA card to paypal


One of the most frustrating things that can happen is earning some cool dollars from iwriter and then they get stuck in paypal. As a newbie, it took me 3 months to withdraw from Paypal. That was 2013. Equity bank had just signed a contract with Paypal, and most of their staff had no clue about it.

After going from branch to branch and branch manager to branch manager, I finally contacted paypal and they are the ones who assisted me.

So, the first thing that you need to do is open a paypal account, which is easy to do.

Go to the PayPal website.
2. Click “Sign Up for Free”.
3. Enter your email address and create a password.
4. Fill out the form with your personal information.
5. Enter your credit card, debit card, or bank account information.
6. Confirm your email address to verify your account.

The next step involves linking your VISA card, in our Kenyan context to Paypal.

  1. Log in to paypal
  2. Go to summary
  3. On the left hand side, go to “bank accounts and cards”, click “add a bank account or card”
  4. Choose “credit cards”
  5. Then “link a card”
  6. Choose a card type
  7. Add the card number
  8. Add the card expiration date and the last 3 digits at the back of your debit card, known as (CSC)
  9. Add your address and save
  10. Click “verify card”

$1 will be withdrawn as a card verification fee. You will need to access your statement within 48 hours in order to retrieve a 4 digit code that you will enter on the paypal platform for card verification.

Once you enter the code, your card will be verified and you will receive the $1 within 24 hours. Your card should be successfully linked to Paypal.

In the next article, let’s talk about how to withdraw from Paypal to your Equity bank account.






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This entry was posted on June 12, 2017 by in Uncategorized.


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