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How to activate your PayPal Cash Card

The PayPal debit card—also called a PayPal Cash Card—is a prepaid MasterCard you can use to make purchases and withdraw cash.

First, activate your PayPal cash card.

A How-to guide We’ll introduce the Wise account as an alternative to PayPal when spending internationally.

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How to activate a PayPal Card

Activate it before using your PayPal Cash Card. This is one of PayPal’s fraud prevention processes, as it proves the card and your PayPal account are linked. Activating your card is a pretty simple process—you’ll just need to log into your PayPal account and enter the details of the card number. At the same time, you’ll get a chance to set a PIN for the card for an additional layer of security.

Once you’ve activated it, you’ll be able to use your card to spend your available PayPal Cash Plus balance right away.

You’ve got 3 options for how to activate your PayPal card:

  • Online with PayPal.
  • Log into PayPal to activate the card.
  • Contact PayPal at any time.

Each option’s steps follow.

How to activate your PayPal Cash Card online

  • PayPal.com/ActivateCard
  • You must log into PayPal.
  • Enter your card information when prompted.
  • 4-digit PIN.
  • card activation.

The USA Patriot Act may require your birthday and SSN.

How to use the PayPal app to activate a Cash Card

PayPal app:

  • Debit card walletPayPal
  • Enter the Infocard activation code

Other ways to activate your PayPal card

To activate your PayPal Debit Card, call customer service. Simply call PayPal’s 24-hour automated activation line and follow the prompts. The number is:

  • PayPal debit card support: 1-800-314-8298

Save money when you shop internationally with the Wise Account and Card

PayPal is a great service for online shopping and sending payments, but foreign currency fees can be high. Next time you want to spend, use Wise.

Wise lets you hold and exchange 50+ currencies at mid-market rates and get paid in 10 currencies. Wise international debit cards automatically convert currency at the best rate in 174 countries for a fee.

You’ll always get the mid-market exchange rate with low, transparent fees.

Wise accounts and international debit cards can be opened in minutes. Try now!

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