How is a refund made through PayPal returned?

How your money is refunded depends on how you made the original payment.

  • If your payment came from your card, it will be refunded to that card. If the card you paid with is closed or invalid, the money will still be refunded to your credit card account.
  • If your payment came from your bank account, it will be refunded to that bank account.
  • If your payment came from your PayPal balance, it will be refunded to your PayPal balance.
  • If you paid part with your PayPal balance and the rest with your debit or credit card, we'll refund the amount paid by debit or credit card directly to the card, the rest to the PayPal balance.
  • If you paid part with your PayPal balance and the rest with your bank account, we'll refund the amount paid by bank account directly to that bank, the rest will return to the PayPal balance.
  • If you paid using PayPal Credit, the amount is refunded to your PayPal Credit account.

Refunds to credit or debit cards can take up to 30 days depending on the card company involved.