Verify your PayPal account and withdraw funds with Maya

Need help setting up your PayPal account with Maya? Learn how to create an account from scratch and how to withdraw your funds to Maya.




STEP BY STEP: Creating a PayPal account and linking it to Maya

1. Visit PayPal’s page for freelancers hereClick on the “Sign Up” button.


PayPal Landing page


2. Get started with “Receive payments with PayPal”.

Create a PayPal account sections


3. Enter your email address and set up your PayPal account with your account details


PayPal enter email address field


PayPal sign up form for a business account


4. You can then receive money in your PayPal account (minimum PHP 500)


PayPal account dashboard


5. Link your Maya Card to PayPal

PayPal link card section



  • Login to PayPal and go to Balance
  •   From the dropdown, click “Add a Card”
  •   Fill up the form with the EXACT ADDRESS you have provided in your Maya Virtual Account when activating

PayPal add credit or debit card section


Once “Add Card” is clicked, a $1 authentication fee will be charged (this amount will be reimbursed back to you)

PayPal mobile view balance section


You will have then successfully added your Maya card.

Fill up the Billing Address form with the exact address you entered in your Maya Account, otherwise you’ll get the following error message.

“The bank that issued your card didn’t approve this transaction. Please contact the card issuer’s customer service department if you have any questions. Or you can add a different card now to continue.”

PayPal add credit or debit card section with notification the bank card did not approve




5. Make sure you’ve loaded up your Maya account with at least P100. To verify your account, PayPal will charge an authorization fee of $1 (similar to other merchants when you link your card). 



How to transfer funds from PayPal to Maya

Now that you’ve linked your Maya to your PayPal account, you can now transfer funds from PayPal to Maya.

1. To withdraw funds, click “Transfer money”. The minimum withdrawal from your PayPal account is P500.


PayPal transfer money section


2. Withdraw from your PayPal balance account to your linked Maya card account


PayPal transfer funds popup section form


PayPal balance popup section form


PayPal link a bank popup section form


PayPal transfer fund popup section form


PayPal review popup section form


PayPal successful sent popup section form


3. You’ll receive your funds within 2-4 business days. A withdrawal fee of PHP 250 will be charged. Luckily, Maya accounts get 80% off and save P200 when you transfer your PayPal funds to your Maya until December 21, 2016. Read more about the promo with PayPal here.


There’s no need to have a bank account to withdraw your PayPal funds. Once the money has been credited to your Maya account, you can use your funds to shop onlinebook an Uberpay bills, or dine in stores if you have the physical Maya card.

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