How to delete your PayPal account in Singapore

Hannes Ausmees

Trying to figure out how to delete a PayPal¹ account? Or maybe you’re looking for more information about what happens if you close your PayPal account?

If it’s time to permanently delete your PayPal account we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to close your account.

How to delete your PayPal account

Deleting your PayPal Singapore account is actually pretty simple to do. However, before you run ahead and close your PayPal personal or business account there are a few important steps to take. We’ll cover these in more detail, later.

It’s important to note that PayPal won’t let you delete your account if there is any owed balance or any unresolved issues connected to your account. When your PayPal account is closed any outstanding money requests associated with the account will be cancelled, and you’ll also lose any coupons or promotional codes associated with the account. Let’s look now at how to delete a PayPal Singapore account.

Deleting your personal PayPal account

If you’re wondering how to close an existing PayPal account the good news is that it’s easy to delete your personal PayPal account. You can do so easily online in just a few steps²:

  1. Click the Settings icon
  2. Under the Account options section select Close your account
  3. Enter your bank account number if requested
  4. Click Close Account

You can also close your account via PayPal app. Here’s how:

  1. Log into the PayPal app
  2. Click on the Profile icon in the upper left corner
  3. Scroll down to find and select the Close Account button

How to delete a business PayPal account

Here’s how to delete your PayPal business account online or in the PayPal app. First, deleting your account online³:

  1. Log into your PayPal business account
  2. Go to Account Settings
  3. Click Account preferences on the left.
  4. Select Close Account

And here’s all you need to do if you’d rather close your account via PayPal app:

  1. Open the PayPal app
  2. Click on More where you see the three dots icon on the lower right hand corner
  3. Select Settings from the drop down.
  4. Click on Account info to see the Close Your Account option

Steps to take before closing your PayPal Account

Here are the key steps to take before you click the button and delete your PayPal account forever:

  • Resolve any issues connected with the account, and pay off any money you owe
  • Copy your transaction history as this will all be lost once your account is closed
  • Withdraw any remaining balance from your PayPal account electronically or by requesting a cheque
  • If you have any unconfirmed email addresses linked to your account, remove them before you delete your PayPal account
  • Double check if there are any recurring payments linked to your account - if you want to continue these payments you’ll need to rearrange them through a different account or provider

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If you’ve decided to call time on PayPal you’ll want a safe, efficient and low cost alternative for sending payments and managing your money online or on the go. You need Wise and the Wise multi-currency account.

Open a Wise account for yourself or your business, online or in the Wise app. Here’s what you can get:

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  • No ongoing costs or monthly charges, just cheap, transparent fees for the services you need
  • Send payments direct to your recipient’s bank account for convenience - they don’t need a Wise account themselves to access their funds

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Frequently asked questions

How to reopen your PayPal account

You won’t be able to reopen a PayPal account once it’s closed - but you can use the same email address to open a new account if you need to.

Can you delete a PayPal account on a mobile device?

You can delete a PayPal account either online or in the PayPal app, making it easy to do at home or on the move.

What happens if you close your PayPal account?

When you close your PayPal account all transaction history will be lost, you’ll lose any discount codes associated with the account, and any pending money requests will be automatically deleted.

How can I receive payments to my PayPal account?

Check out our dedicated guide forreceiving money to your PayPal account in Singapore.

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  1. PayPal Singapore
  2. PayPal FAQ - how do I close my account?
  3. PayPal FAQ - how do I close my business account?

*Up to 19x cheaper according to and independent PayPal Business Price Comparison research conducted in 2021

Sources checked on 14.04.2022

*Please see terms of use and product availability for your region or visit Wise fees and pricing for the most up to date pricing and fee information.

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