You can remove a debit or credit card from PayPal if it’s expired, you’ve received a replacement card, or you don’t want the card on your account anymore. You may have added an extra card to your PayPal account. If you had two debit cards on your PayPal account on two PayPal accounts and decided to remove card from PayPal account, you will have to follow a process. You will need to have at least one type of payment method attached to your PayPal account at all times. The PayPal account must have either a credit card, debit card, or bank account.

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Remove Card from Closed PayPal Account

Unfortunately, removing a linked debit card, credit card, or bank account from a closed PayPal account is not possible. If this is the case, you need to contact PayPal customer services. and see if they can remove card from PayPal. Click help contact bottom left of PayPal pages for options available for your country.

Close a PayPal Account and Reopen a New One

When you determine that it is time to close your PayPal account, unfortunately, PayPal cannot reopen the closed PayPal account for you. However, you can open a new PayPal account with the same or a similar email account. Depending on your pending transaction, the system may not allow you to remove a credit or debit card in the case of a recent instant bank payment that used your card as a backup payment method. Give it a bit more time, and it should be easy to change the backup method and remove the debit card, credit card, or bank account.

If you have a negative balance in your PayPal account, you may not be able to remove your card. To remove your card in this circumstance, you must have a credit balance of zero or higher. Your only card will no longer be usable if you’re also registered for a bank account. These payments will be made as an eCheck from PayPal, which are processed within four business days.

Process to Remove Credit or Debit Card from PayPal

How to Remove Card from PayPal Account?

1. Go to Wallet.
2. Click on the card you want to remove.
3. Click Remove card.
4. Click Remove This Card to confirm the action.

Delete PayPal Account

You may determine that it is time to close out your PayPal account altogether. If that is the case, below is the process to close your PayPal account. 

How to Delete PayPal Account:

1. Log into your account on
2. Click the Settings icon in the top right.
3. Under Account Options, click Close your account.
4. If requested, enter your bank account information.
5. Click Close account.