Activate PayPal Using PayMaya
Update: Due to some changes within PayPal, the new recommended amount you need to secure with your PayMaya is P200.00 from the old minimum of P50.oo – P70.00. The initial $1.00 will be withdrawn by PayPal for the test payment verification test then another $2.00 will be deducted to generated our PayPal verification code.
I have been receiving question if PayMaya can be used as a PayPal credit/debit card or if PayMaya can be used to activate a PayPal account. The short answer is a big yes. You can Activate PayPal using your PayMaya account and it is very simple and straight forward.
First, you need to login to your PayMaya account, a screenshot is provided for ease and reference.
Click the menu button, the button got 3 horizontal lines, then click “My Cards”. What we are after is the PayMaya Virtual VISA Card since this is the one that is enabled for online purchases.
If you have a Physical PayMaya card and you have linked it successfully, the card will appear on this window with only 1 option and that is to change it’s bank pin. I still have no full idea on what is the local bank powering PayMaya to save on withdrawal fees but it is not a concern on my side since I only use PayMaya for online purchases.
Before we proceed, make sure that you have activated your PayMaya virtual card which can be done using the App. There is a separate activation for PayMaya withdrawals which require a valid government ID scanned and mailed to Smart E-Money Inc.
Activating your virtual Visa card takes less than 1 minute!
- Tap “Link” to activate your PayMaya VISA Card.
- Fill out the required details – your birthday and complete address.
- Tap “Activate”.
- Your card number, CVV, and Expiry Date will be displayed. You’ll need these information when you start purchasing online.
- Login to Paypal and go to Profile
- From the dropdown, click “Add/Edit Credit Card”
- Fill up the form with the EXACT ADDRESS you have provided in your PayMaya Virtual Account when activating
Paypal will widraw $1.00 from your PayMaya account so make sure that you have at least P150.00 – P200.00 in your PayMaya Account.
Upon success, your PayMaya account will be deducted $1.00 and your PayMaya virtual card will appear on the activated credit card list in your PayPal.
Please see: PayMaya Review and Comparison