How to Use a Debit Card on PayPal

By Joshua Smothers
How to Use a Debit Card on PayPal
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With more than 100 million member accounts worldwide, PayPal has become a popular way for buyers and businesses to send and receive money online. One easy way to ensure the timeliness of your PayPal transactions while keeping track of your checking account is by using your debit card.

Step 1

Create a PayPal account by following the step-by-step instructions from the "Sign Up" link on the PayPal website. Click the "My Account" tab after you have created your PayPal account.

Step 2

Add your debit card information and bank account information from separate links under the "Profile" tab.

Step 3

Click the "Send Money" link to pay for purchases or services as long as the person/business you are paying has a PayPal account. Funds will come out of your checking account, and all transactions will be visible from the "My Account" tab.

Step 4

Click the "Request Money" link to send an e-mail invoice to the person/business who has purchased goods or services from you. Upon payment, the transaction from new funds will also be visible from the "My Account" tab.

Step 5

Add funds to or withdraw funds from your bank account from separate links under the "My Account" tab.

About the Author

Joshua Smothers works at the Gannett Des Moines Design Studio, designing sports pages and special sections for four Midwest newspapers. He previously served as a designer, copy editor and reporter for "The Des Moines Register." Smothers graduated from Wartburg College in 2003 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and public relations.