PayPal Credit

PayPal Credit
0% for 4 months

Get PayPal credit and give yourself up to 4 months to pay with 0% APR.

FAQ's

How do I apply?

Applying for PayPal Credit is easy. Simply complete our short application form here and, if approved and once you accept the Credit Agreement, you’ll have a credit limit linked to your PayPal account almost straight away.


Before you apply, please make sure you:

  • Are a UK resident aged 18 years or older
  • Have a good credit history
  • Have not recently been declared bankrupt
  • Are employed and have an income greater than £7,500 per year

What if I don’t have a PayPal account?

The first stage of the PayPal Credit application process will ask you to sign into your PayPal account or offer you the opportunity to sign up for one. Once you’ve signed up for a PayPal account, you can begin the application for PayPal Credit. Click here to apply.

Signing up for a PayPal account is free and easy; all you need to do is provide your email address, create a password and accept our User Agreement.

How long does it take to apply for/receive PayPal Credit?

The application form takes minutes to complete. We'll then run a credit check and if approved, you’ll have a credit limit linked to your PayPal account as soon as you accept your Credit Agreement.

I have a business account. How can I sign up for PayPal Credit?

You can contact PayPal Customer Services to change your business account to a personal account to apply for PayPal Credit. Alternatively, you can create a new personal account to apply.

 

What is PayPal Credit?

PayPal Credit is like a credit card, without the plastic. It’s a credit limit that’s attached to your PayPal account which you can use for your online purchases.

HOW DOES THE 0% FOR 4 MONTHS OFFER WORK?

0% interest for 4 months is available on single transactions of £99 or more. It applies automatically to any purchase made using PayPal Credit in excess of this value, except those to which another Promotional Purchase Offer (such as an instalment offer) applies. You can use this offer as many times as you like as long as you have an available credit limit.

Any remaining balance due after the 4-month promotional period or any transactions under £99 will be charged at 19.9% p.a (variable). If you fail to make minimum repayments on time or in certain other circumstances, PayPal may remove your offer. Please see the Credit Agreement for more details.

How do instalment offers with PayPal Credit work?

 

With selected merchants, when you check out with PayPal Credit, we’ll show you a selection of instalment offers, enabling you to spread the cost of your purchase across a number of payments.

Subject to application, merchant and status, these instalment offers allow you to choose a set number of monthly payments of differing amounts and at varying interest rates. If you already have PayPal Credit, you can take advantage of these offers without having to reapply as long as you have enough available credit limit.

How much will my credit line be?

To determine the size of your credit line we use the information you provide in the application form along with internal PayPal data and an external credit check.

Are there any fees I should be aware of?

Late Payments
If you’re late with a payment, PayPal may charge you a late payment fee of £12.

Returned Payments
You may be charged a return payment fee of £12 if you have insufficient funds to cover the payment.

Statements (Paper Copy)
We also charge a fee of £5 if you request that we send you a printed copy of a previous statement. All statements are available to download or view online within the PayPal Credit section of your PayPal account.

For more information on how these fees apply, please refer to the Outline of Credit, the Standard European Consumer Credit Information document or the Credit Agreement.

Representative Example -
PayPal Credit

 

Representative

19.9% APR (variable)

 

Purchase interest rate

19.9% p.a. (variable)

 

Assumed Credit limit

£1,200