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Every month I send some money to a family member overseas. The last 2 months, paypal has held the paypment on my side as "pending" for 10 days. My December payment was made on 20th December and it's showing as Pending until 30th December. I definitely selected Send to Friend or Family so why is PayPal doing this? I have been unable to find anything helpful in the FAQ.
Are you funding it from your bank account via bank transfer OR a debit card??
Bank transfers AND payments made by a linked debit card both come from your verified bank account so which one are you using??
OK then normally when you pay using paypal "ie a seller" then paypal CREDIT the seller in advance and then paypal wait for the funds to transfer from your bank account to pay them back again.
This is so you get your item more quickly.
BUT if you are sending to family / friends using your bank account then you have to take the wait for the funds to transfer from your bank account and then paypal will pass it on to your friend or family member.
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This seems to be a very account specific question. Is it possible you can give our customer service a call as we do not have access to your account here. You can also reach us on Twitter and Facebook.
You are replying to posts made in 2015 and 2016 and things have been updated since then on a lot of paypal info.
But I take your point and won't give you my advice as its probably 'useless'.