PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

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PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by expressman33 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:58 pm

PayPal is set to introduce an annual fee of up to £12 for users whose accounts have been inactive for a year or more – but you can avoid the charge by logging into your account before the deadline in December.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/ ... --act-now/
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:31 pm

Crikey! £1 a month. Extortionate.
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by Sarah » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:36 pm

It is; although many online wallets and pre-paid cards charge similar inactivity fees.

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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by blythburgh » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:00 am

Extortionate? Yes, but if you are not using the account why not close it?
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Post by planteria » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:45 pm

i rarely use paypal, but it's linked to my Ebay account i think :think:
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by blythburgh » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:40 am

So make sure you buy something via ebay once a year

Now read the link above and according to Money Saving Expert bit:

PayPal defines "inactive" as an account where the user hasn't sent, received or withdrawn money, or logged into their account.

If your account has been inactive for over 12 months, the fee you're charged will be the lesser of £12 or your entire PayPal balance. If you don't have any money in your PayPal account, or your balance is negative, PayPal says you won't be charged a fee (even if you have a credit or debit card linked to the account).
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:02 am

blythburgh wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:40 am
So make sure you buy something via ebay once a year

Now read the link above and according to Money Saving Expert bit:

PayPal defines "inactive" as an account where the user hasn't sent, received or withdrawn money, or logged into their account.

If your account has been inactive for over 12 months, the fee you're charged will be the lesser of £12 or your entire PayPal balance. If you don't have any money in your PayPal account, or your balance is negative, PayPal says you won't be charged a fee (even if you have a credit or debit card linked to the account).
Why are you saying you need to buy something? No need to buy anything at all. If you have a zero balance no fee will be charged. You could have an account open and never use it. Zero balance = no fee. You could even get imutual to pay in your cashback to Paypal this would count as activity.
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by Sarah » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:52 am

Yep, it'll allow them to drain funds left in unused accounts but probably need not worry anyone that only sends money or withdraws their funds promptly. The minimum withdrawal is £1 these days; anything above that could be withdrawn once cleared if not spent.
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by expressman33 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:33 pm

Just received this phishing email
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Re: PayPal to introduce £12/yr fee for 'inactive' accounts – act now to dodge it

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 pm

I get a regular stream of PayPal SPAM emails, GMail does a good job of auto sending them to the junk folder.
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