How to remove your debit or credit card from PayPal in 5 simple steps

ShutterstockIt’s easy to remove your cards from PayPal.

  • You can remove a debit or credit card from PayPal if it’s expired, you’ve received a replacement card, or you simply don’t want the card on your account anymore.
  • You’ll need to have at least one valid payment method attached to your PayPal account at all times, be it a credit or debit card, or a bank account.
  • You can remove a card from your PayPal account through the PayPal website.
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PayPal makes buying and selling things online easy and secure. Once you sign up for an account, you simply connect a credit or debit card (or a bank account), and you’re able to send payments to any merchant that accepts PayPal.

If you happen to change banks, your old debit card expires, or you simply don’t want to use one of the cards on your PayPal account, you can remove it easily, so that it no longer appears as an option when making a purchase.

It should be noted that you need to have at least one payment method active at all times, so if you’re trying to remove your last card, you’ll need to add another card or bank account first.

If you don’t want anything to do with PayPal anymore, you might want to delete your account – check out our article “How to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PC” for information on that.

How to remove a card from your PayPal account

1. Go to the PayPal website and log into your account using your email address and password.

2. On your home screen, click “Wallet” in the menu bar running along the top of the screen.

How to remove card from PayPal 1Jennifer Still/Business InsiderOpen your ‘Wallet’ to see all your payment methods.

3. From the list of payment options in the menu on the left side of your screen, click on the card you want to remove.

4. A menu with your card information will appear. Scroll down and click “Remove card” at the bottom of the menu.

How to remove card from PayPal 2Jennifer Still/Business InsiderChoose your card and remove it.

5. In the pop-up which appears, click “Remove card” again to confirm that you want to delete the card from your PayPal account.

You can re-add your cards at any time in the future, should you change your mind.

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