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"Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

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"Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

I am trying to link my bank account, but I keep getting this error message: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts." I have tried all Help options and I still can't figure out what the problem is. Please help! Thank you. 

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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

@MLF1971

 

Well it would help if you actually said if it is or has been linked to other Paypal accounts in the past or at the moment?


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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

What would be really useful information here is to explain how to remove those "too many links" that apparently already exist.

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@Fred987

 

I'm sure the original poster must know if he has had paypal accounts in the past and if he added his bank account to those paypal accounts?

If the bank account has been added to more than 3 paypal accounts then thats the max, so be 'helpful' in removing the link does not apply.


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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

From the comments it would appear that noone in this forum knows how to unlink accounts. Is there and I'm missing it?

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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

@Fred987

 

Just remove your bank account is the way to 'unlink' it.


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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

OK, how do you delete an account? When I click on the sprocket icon in the top right corner, I go to the My Profile page. When I click on the My Money tab, I see no bank accounts listed except under the Quick Links heading, where I read "Update Bank Account". So I click on that, which takes me to that page with the different bank logos, click on my bank, and then I'm asked to enter account/routing numbers. Nothing along the way that I could see where one could delete an account.

 

Now, it may be I have already deleted any and all of my accounts, and that's why there is nothing listed. But then that raises the question of why have I been getting this error:  "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."?

 

Do I have other Paypal accounts? I don't think so. How would I find out?

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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

I am also having that problem please give me a solution
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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

Just in case anyone has the same problem as me... 

I just tell you what I did, and yeah, it does help. 

This is basically just a way on: 

A. "How to remove a linked bank account"

B. "How to close your PayPal account"

 

in my case, I'm trying to link my bank account to my new PayPal account, since I've renewed my bank account username(or whatever you call it), and PayPal need the same username as the bank account's username so you can do transfers. As far as I know. So yeah. Since changing PayPal's account name seems troublesome, so I had to make a new account instead.

 

A. Based on that, I just need to delete the bank account that has linked to my previous account right? 

by the way, you can do that by :

 

1. click the "gear" button in the upper right corner, right beside the "log out", & "bell" button

2. tap "account setting" (or the second option)

3. click the "money, banks and cards" option in the "BUSINESS PROFILE" section. (it should be the third option in that section)

4. if you see your "bank account" on the right, and you see "edit" at the end of the bank's name, click it. (it's "blue" in color)

5. Lastly, you may find the blue "remove bank" button. That's it.

 

B. I did that, and yet, I still receive the same "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts." notification. 

So I had to remove/delete/Close my PayPal account. 

 

Here's how I did it:

1. click the "gear" button in the upper right corner, right beside the "log out", & "bell" button

2. tap "account setting" (or the second option)

3. find the "account preferences" on the left and click it. (or it should be at the 'second option' in the "ACCOUNT & SECURITY" section)

4. see "Account type" on the right, and you will find a blue "close account" button at the end of it. And, yes that's it.

5. Afterward, you just have to follow the instruction. 

 

Unfortunately, I still receive the same "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts." notification thereafter.

So I'm guessing the process takes time, and I choose to wait a bit. After that, I try to link it once more and yep. I can successfully link my bank account into my new PayPal account. 

 

*note: I did this at the end of 2019 by the way

 

Thank you for reading and I'm terribly sorry if I get any of it wrong.  

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Re: "Sorry, that bank is already linked to the maximum number of PayPal accounts."

I am having this same problem, so in your last comment, you were able to successfully link your bank account. I also did the same thing just now, I would like to know how many days did it take for you to finally linked it?

Thank you, I hope you reply to my query. Good day and best regards.

@MLF1971