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Sending money fee free

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Re: Sending money fee free

Hi my friend, May i check for Singapore, if i fund my paypal account through my bank account, and send payment to a friend. Do i still get charge for the transaction fees?
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Re: Sending money fee free

Hi adidas168,

 

Welcome to the PayPal Community. I see you have not had a response from our members to date. Maybe I can help.

 

I'm afraid you only have the option to send funds for goods and services therefore you will be charged a fee.

 

-David R

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Re: Sending money fee free

Hey there, I have $10.63 in my PayPal balance, but I can't buy a $9.99 item as it shows "Add Credit Card" (I do have a debit card added, but it's empty) Is that because I have them $9.81 and 2.97NIS (Israeli Shekel)? Thank You! 🙂
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Re: Sending money fee free

what about if both accounts are are in the uk ?

i.e. if i wanted to send money to my cousin who also lives in the uk?

im sure iv tried and it charges,,

Esteemed Advisor

Re: Sending money fee free

@darkstepz

 

If you use the family / friends option AND fund it via funds in your paypal balance OR bank transfer then its FREE.

 

If you use a credit card then its charged.


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Re: Sending money fee free

It charges me if I use 'send to friends & family' option - sending to another paypal user from my paypal accnt.

Used to be free!

 

I think I'm gonna stop using paypal if they start charging for everything including sending to friends & family as 'gift' 

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Re: Sending money fee free

Hello sir how to send money friends or family without fees
Tell me sir
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Re: Sending money fee free

Hello thirum! Thank you for your post and welcome to the PayPal UK Community! If you select to send a payment to family and friends, there are no fees as long as the payment is funded with your PayPal balance or bank account, or a combination of your PayPal balance and bank account. However, if your debit/credit card is used to cover the payment, a small fee will apply. You can read more about this here https://goo.gl/L6v48E. Hope this helps. - Carlos 

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Re: Sending money fee free

@PayPal_Carlos

 

This seems to be an ongoing anomaly.

 

I have seen conflicting advice on paypals site and from the mods on fees for friends / family payments involving DEBIT CARDS.

 

You and the link you have posted state you pay a fee if you fund it from a debit card.

Yet in the user agreement AND when you click on send money > friends family it clearly states >>

 

FROM THE USER AGREEMENT.

 

A1.1 Domestic Personal Transaction payment Fees

Note that either the sender or the recipient pays the Fee, not both. Please see A4.2.3 of this Schedule 1 for more information.

Activity

Fee for payment fully funded by:
- PayPal Balance;
- Bank; and/or

- Debit Card (in GBP between UK registered Accounts).

 

Sending or Receiving

Free (when no currency conversion is involved)

 

 

As you can see it states FREE with a debit card.

 

And again  >>

 

FROM THE SEND MONEY OPTION WHEN YOU GO TO PAY.

 

Send money to friends and family. >

No fee if you use your PayPal balance, bank account or debit card to send money in GBP to friends or family within the UK.

 

However your link states there IS a fee for a debit card >>

 

Sending money – Personal payments:


There are no fees within the UK to send money to family and friends when you use only your PayPal balance or bank account, or a combination of your PayPal balance and bank account.

There is a fee to send money as a personal payment using a debit card or credit card. The fee in the is 3.4% plus 20p of the amount you send. For example, if you send £100.00 GBP by credit card, the fee would be £3.60 GBP (£3.40 GBP + 20p).

 

 I have pointed out this conflicting advice in the past as we have had users on here stating they are being charged for debit card payments for family / friends payments and the advice on the site and the moderators also changes.

 

Can paypal please clarify?

 

Cheers.


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Re: Sending money fee free

I am having the same problem using Paypal balance. NO currency exchange or anything else of the sort. Fee is over 20%. when sending $10 usd.... YIKES!!!!!