PayPal

Rating PayPal - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About PayPal

PayPal is a popular payments app that makes it simple and convenient to send and receive money domestically and internationally. PayPal is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

PayPal offers the ability to transfer money to and from any U.S.-based bank account and many foreign accounts. There is no fee to transfer funds to family or friends from a PayPal balance or bank account balance, but PayPal does charge fees to send from a credit card or convert currencies.

PayPal Review

What is PayPal and how does it work?

PayPal is an easy-to-use payments app with a great mix of features. PayPal makes it easy to send payments to friends and family or pay for goods and services. To pay with PayPal, link your PayPal account with your phone, set up a PIN, and then checkout at a related payment terminal.

PayPal is also ideal for sending money to other users worldwide because it's one of the most popular payment services. So chances are, many people you know already use it. There are minimal fees associated with some payments. Still, PayPal can be used free of charge to send or receive money in most cases.

Another neat feature about PayPal is that you can create "money pools" to set up a way for people to pitch in to send you money. The Pool page is public for anyone to see and contribute to.

Getting Started With PayPal

After downloading the app, you need to create a PayPal account, if you haven't already got one—an unlikely situation if you've shopped much at all on the internet over the last decade. You must confirm your mobile phone number and then link a credit or debit card by entering the usual details. In some cases, you have to confirm the card is yours via small test charges. If you don't want any fees, you need to enter bank account info as well.

There are three PayPal account levels: Personal, for those who just want to buy stuff online or send money to friends; Premiere, good for those who do a little selling online of their own; and Business, for full-fledged e-commerce shops. 

How Much Does It Cost to Use PayPal?

The app is a free download, and buying stuff online with it is always free for the purchaser. But, as with all payment apps, a 2.9 percent fee is added if you use a credit card as a source of funds to pay someone. 

What We Like

  • Familiar mobile payment option trusted by consumers.
  • Multi-currency accounts
  • Domestic and International payments
  • Accepted by most online shopping sites.
  • Easy to use.

What We Don't Like

  • Fees for some transactions.
  • Some users have sending limits.
  • Frequent phishing scam target.
  • Limited customer support.

PayPal is a good choice for anyone who wants a secure, easy-to-use platform for either personal or business use.

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Additional Information

Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Organisational and Productivity Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

PayPal, Inc.

Download PayPal

You can download PayPal on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the PayPal app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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