Can I delete my PayPal Account and start again?

Answered by Tom Adger

You can delete your PayPal account and start again. However, it’s important to note that once you close your account, PayPal cannot reopen it for you. If you still want to use PayPal services, you will need to open a new account with the same or a similar email address.

To delete your PayPal account, you can follow these steps:

1. Log in to your PayPal account.
2. Click on the settings icon, usually located in the top right corner of the page.
3. From the dropdown menu, select “Account Settings” or “Profile and Settings.”
4. On the Account Settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on “Close your account” or a similar option.
5. PayPal may ask you to confirm your identity by providing some additional information, such as your password or security questions.
6. Once you have confirmed your identity, PayPal will guide you through the account closure process. This may include resolving any outstanding issues, such as disputes or limitations on your account.
7. PayPal will ask you to confirm that you want to close your account. Read through the information provided and make sure you understand the implications of closing your account.
8. If you are certain about closing your account, click on the “Close Account” button.

After closing your PayPal account, it’s important to remember a few things:

1. Any pending transactions or unresolved issues may need to be resolved before closing your account. Make sure to address these before proceeding with the closure.
2. Once your account is closed, you will no longer be able to access any transaction history or other account details. Be sure to save any important information or download any necessary records before closing your account.
3. If you have any recurring payments or subscriptions linked to your PayPal account, make sure to update the payment method with the relevant merchants or service providers to avoid any disruptions.
4. If you have any funds in your PayPal account at the time of closure, PayPal will provide options for withdrawing those funds, such as transferring them to a linked bank account.
5. If you decide to open a new PayPal account, you can do so using the same or a similar email address. However, keep in mind that PayPal’s policies and terms may have changed since your previous account, so make sure to review them carefully.

It’s worth mentioning that my answer is based on the general process of closing a PayPal account as of the time of writing. The specific steps and options may vary slightly depending on your location and the current version of the PayPal website. Therefore, I recommend referring to PayPal’s official website or contacting their customer support for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

I hope this helps! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.