PayPal Ends Electronic Withdrawal in India

Posted In India, Tools - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 With 0 Comments






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After having a tug of war with Indian authorities, PayPal has finally ended the electronic withdrawal of funds directly to bank accounts in India. Now users of PayPal can only request for a cheque withdrawal of funds from their PayPal account starting 1st August 2010.

But the good part is that PayPal will not levy any charges for cheque withdrawal. It normally charges $5 as cheque withdrawal fee.

In their recent release PayPal said:

In accordance with regulatory instructions, we would like to notify you about a change in our withdrawal functionality in India starting on August 1, 2010. At present you can request for either an electronic or cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account if you are an India user.

From July 29, 2010 onwards, you will only be able to request for a cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account.

While we are working hard to restore the electronic withdrawal service, in the meantime, we are bringing this matter to your attention so that you can plan your future withdrawal activities accordingly.

To request for a cheque withdrawal:

  1. Log into your PayPal account, click on ‘Withdraw’.
  2. Click on the ‘Request a cheque from PayPal’ link.
  3. Enter the withdrawal amount and select your mailing address, then click ‘Continue’.
  4. Click ‘Submit’ to confirm your request.

In order to help you with this change and until further notice, we will refund the $5 USD cheque withdrawal fee to you for cheque withdrawals made on July 29, 2010 onwards.

For any questions, please log into your PayPal account and click ‘Contact Us’ at the bottom of the page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused from this change in our withdrawal functionality. We will provide ongoing updates to you here. We thank you for your attention and patience as we work tirelessly to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

Hope the change is withdrawn soon as electronic transfer is much faster and environment friendly and saves paper work too.

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