Adding Non US Based Dollar Accounts to PayPal

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  1. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    Has anyone experienced problems getting PayPal to do this?

  2. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    Where do accounts actually live now? In a cloud somewhere?

  3. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 24 months ago

    My PayPal account is linked to GB£ bank account.
    HubPages pays me in US$.
    PayPal gives me a choice whether to withdraw it in £ or $.
    They don't mind which currency I take. They just want my country of residence to match the location of my bank account. HTH.

    1. eugbug profile image96
      eugbugposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Ok. I'm having an issue with them at the moment because I want to withdraw a balance as dollars to a dollars account. It seems to be creating a problem for their system, so I'm waiting for an update.

      There's an interesting discussion here:

      https://jeangalea.com/currency-exchange-rates-paypal/

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 24 months agoin reply to this

        The very last paragraph of that article reads "Note that if you have a Europe-based USD bank account, you will not be able to send USD directly from PayPal to that USD bank account." and "There will always need to be a conversion happening on the bank’s side".

        What I was describing is slightly different. I have a Europe-based GB£ account and PayPal is happy to pay in US$ into that account. However, as the writer of that article noted, I still have to pay a currency conversion fee.

        The only way (if you live outside the US) to keep dollars as dollars to spend is to leave them in your PayPal account until you are ready to use them. Then you can pay your dollars direct to the seller of the items you want to buy in dollars (and you won't be charged a conversion fee).

        1. eugbug profile image96
          eugbugposted 24 months agoin reply to this

          Yes but I want to withdraw dollars (a) because PayPal isn't a bank and I don't want to store money in it and (b) because they charge for a currency conversion, whereas if I have a non-US based dollar account, I avoid that 2.5% commission (my bank doesn't charge for conversion from dollars to Euro, well not 2.5% anyway). However in that article, one of the posters reckons a double conversion occurs. So withdrawing dollars results in an intermediate conversion to the local currency and then conversion back to dollars by the bank when it receives the transfer. I rang PayPal and they insist this isn't the case, so I don't know whether the agent isn't totally au fait with the process and wrong or what the story is.

  4. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 24 months ago

    As far as I know, the reason for this restriction on moving US$ to non-US accounts is due to currency laundering regulations from the US government. (i.e. don't blame PayPal).

    1. eugbug profile image96
      eugbugposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I wish I could get a straight answer from them though.

 
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