Linking and Cashing-in from Paypal to GCash

Paypal is a boon especially for online sellers. You can receive any amount in any currency without opening a bank account for that currency in that country.

Another advantage of Paypal is that you can link your bank account directly from Paypal. There are no account numbers or anything to remember, you can just send the email address of your account.

As for disadvantages, when your account gets suspended, your funds get frozen. This can be triggered from sudden influx of money (example, your e-commerce site can get viral and you get lots of orders) so you need to be careful as well.

In the Philippines, currently there are no other digital wallet apps that integrate with Paypal, except GCash.

How do I create a PayPal account?

In my case I opted to create a business account. This requires an ID, business contact details as well as an email address. You can do this via the app, or via the site itself.

What requirements do I need to be able to sync to Paypal?

  • Your first and last name under Business contact in Paypal should match your GCash account first and last name exactly
  • Your Paypal account should have been set up in the Philippines
  • Your GCash account should be Fully Verified

Where can I see my first and last name in Paypal?

You can check Under Settings > Your Profile > Personal Information. The name mentioned there should match your GCash account first and last name.

Can I change my name in Paypal?

Yes, but it requires proof that your name change is legally acceptable, meaning you will need IDs that show your real name as well as other documents. Pretty hassle, if you ask me. You could also create a new account. But it would also require a different email address.

How do I link my GCash account to Paypal?

First, you need to go to My Linked Accounts under the side menu. Then click on Paypal and enter your email address. Afterwards you will need your Paypal password to be able to link your account. If the linking is successful, you will also be seeing an email that the linking was successful.

Can I link another Paypal account in GCash?

Yes, but you can only link one at a time.

How do I know if it is linked in Paypal?

You can log into your account, look for your “Account Settings”. Under “Account & Security” > “Account Access”, you will be able to see “Service Providers. You will see G-XChange, Inc. under it.

How do I transfer money from Paypal to GCash?

Once linked, you can now access Paypal via the Cash-in > Remittance section in the GCash app.

You will need to first convert your money to PHP so that you will be able to see it under Cash-in. The minimum amount for cash-in is Php 500.

Also, another thing to note is you should have verified your bank account or credit card in Paypal to be able to cash-in.

Summary

Linking Paypal to GCash is easy. You just need to make sure that the first and last names of the Paypal account is same as your GCash account first and last names. Once linked, you can now cash-in via remittance.

If youโ€™d like to learn more about GCash, I created a how-to on the basics of GCash.

Here is a list of links if youโ€™re interested in the main GCash features:

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