Why can’t you link your Chase account to PayPal (6 Reasons)

Does PayPal accept Chase bank accounts?

Why can’t you link your Chase account to PayPal?

How do you link your Chase account to PayPal? Read this article to know more.

JP Morgan Chase Bank is an American multinational banking company that provides financial services. PayPal is an online payment application that helps you pay, transfer and receive money from people across the world. You can add bank accounts as payment methods to PayPal for easy use. Also, you can use PayPal as a payment for other payment applications like Google Pay.

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Does PayPal accept Chase bank accounts?

Short Answer: Yes, PayPal accepts Chase bank accounts.

You can directly add your Chase bank account to PayPal as a payment method. Or you can add your debit card to PayPal and do your daily transactions without any hassle, and without involving your bank account.

Why can’t I link my Chase account to PayPal?

There might be a lot of reasons why you might not be able to link your Chase account to PayPal. Let us look at the reasons below.

Reason 1 – Incorrect details

Every single detail you add to PayPal should be matching with the details of your bank account. So, even if your name on the bank account doesn’t match your name in your PayPal account, you will not be able to add it.

Reason 2 – Not a U.S. bank

If the bank you are trying to add to PayPal is not one from the United States, then you will not be able to add that account. You have to choose a US bank account in your possession and add it.

Reason 3 – Linked to another account

The account you are trying to add to PayPal is already linked to another PayPal account. So, a bank account can only be related or linked to one PayPal account at a time.

Reason 4 – Only 3 accounts in a lifetime

A bank account cannot be added to PayPal if it has already been added to other PayPal accounts before. In a whole lifetime of the bank account, it can only be added to 3 PayPal accounts. So, if you have already crossed those limits it could be hindering your account from being added to PayPal.

Reason 5 – Negative or zero balance

If you have a PayPal account with a considerable balance, you could add Chase to that account. But, if your PayPal account has a balance of zero or below it, you might not be able to add a bank account as a payment method.

Reason 6 – PayPal account flagged

If your account has been limited by PayPal, you cannot even do basic transactions. So, you obviously will not be able to add a card to it. You can ensure that there is no unauthorized activity in your account before adding an account.

How do you link your Chase account to PayPal?

There are three methods to add Chase to your PayPal account.

Method 1 – Chase account to PayPal

  • Step 1: Open PayPal and select the option “Add Bank”.
  • Step 2: Now from the list, select Chase Bank.
  • Step 3: After that, it will ask you to log in with your Chase Bank online login details.
  • Step 4: Finally your details will be checked by PayPal with Chase Bank and your account will be verified and added.

Method 2 – Chase debit card to PayPal

  • Step 1: Open PayPal and select the option “Add Card”. Log in with your Chase Bank online login details.
  • Step 2: Now enter the details of your card including card name, number, and the CVV or CVC.
  • Step 3: After that, you will be asked to confirm your addition to PayPal.
  • Step 4: If you haven’t got any link to confirm your addition, then it has been confirmed by PayPal automatically.

Method 3 – Using the Chase application

  • Step 1: Select the card or account you want to add from the application and find the option “Digital Wallets”.
  • Step 2: Now, from the list choose “PayPal”.
  • Step 3: Finally select the account or card you want to add and select all of the ones you want.


Q1. Why is my PayPal account limited?

Your account will be limited if you have not followed their rules and regulations.

Several factors that make your account limited are an inactive account and breaking any of their laws. If you have been dealing in some kind of illegal transactions. The account will be limited and it will be put under review. You can contact the PayPal service center for support.

Q2. Is there any fee for international transactions?

Yes, there are fees for international transactions through PayPal.

The fees for international transactions depend on the amount you are trying to send or receive. There is a 3-4% fee for the overall transaction for converting the currency. So, check out that you have enough balance to carry on with that particular international transaction.

Q3. Where can my Chase card be accepted?

Chase card is accepted anywhere the Visa or MasterCard is allowed. 

You can use your chase card anywhere Visa and MasterCard are accepted. That is only for ATMs though. But you do not have to worry if you do your transactions online, just add the card to PayPal or any other application and you can just use it at vendors.

Q4. Will there be any regular fees that a PayPal user should know about?

No, you will not be paying any fees for sending and receiving money. 

But the only fees you have to pay are the fees for buying or selling cryptocurrencies. And also if you are sending or receiving a donation there will be a percentage plus a fixed fee. And conversion fees will be included if the donations are international.

Final Words

This article has given you information that PayPal accepts Chase. And it gives you three methods to add a card or an account of Chase to PayPal. Also, I have added some frequently answer questions to give you solutions to other doubts regarding these topics. I hope this article has helped you solve your personal issue.

That is all folks!

Further Reading:

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