Why is my withdrawal from PayPal on hold?

To provide one of the safest online payment services our internal security system reviews every transaction before it's released. Usually, withdrawals can take anything from 2 – 72 hrs to complete through our system. Generally they'll complete within 2 hours however we occasionally hold a withdrawal, for further review. 

These reviews of withdrawals can happen for various reasons. For example, you may have received an amount of money that is larger than usual for your account, you may be logging in from an unsecure network or you may have made changes to your account Settings recently.

Once we've finished our review your withdrawal will show as ‘completed’ and will be processed to your bank account, providing that the review didn't turn up any issues. Withdrawals to bank accounts can take 3 to 5 working days depending upon your banks processing times.