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Have you experienced PayPal pending balance in your existing or newly Created PayPal account and you’re wandering what’s this PayPal pending balance all about.? In this article, i want to throw more light on this PayPal pending balance issue as i have been getting more queries daily about it, so i just want to solve it for once in benefit to other clients as well.
On a normal Note, When someone send you PayPal money it goes directly to your PayPal balance and immediately you can use the funds to buy online, Send to other users, transfer to your bank etc but in some instances, when you receive funds sent from other PayPal users you will see the funds under pending balance which means you neither use them for buying online, or Sending out to Bank nor other PayPal users. In that case the funds remain useless until it’s been moved from your pending to normal PayPal balance ,only then will your funds be ready for use.
What is PayPal pending Balance and the actual Cause?
See below screenshot of funds sent to a PayPal user which landed on pending balance. The Available balance remain Zero.
After some time, the money was later moved to PayPal available balance Which means it’s ready for use.
PayPal pending balance usually happen for many reasons but am not going to talk them here instead i will show you the most common reasons why PayPal pending balance happens and possible ways to solve them.
I can boldly say “Trust is covering over 76% reasons why PayPal put money on pending balance. let me show you what it means.
As soon as your PayPal account is created, PayPal immediately know the account is new and it have very little reputation because it hasn’t handled much transactions for the main time. Because of this, PayPal do keep a very close eye on your account. So when you receive funds with it, they will have to do a thorough review on the funds before releasing it to your available balance.
Solution: Once your PayPal account is created, PayPal expect you to do at least 10 successful small transactions (perhaps GNS transactions) before you can then start transacting big. …. It will be better you start with around 10 to 30 Dollars. make transactions of such like 10times before looking forward for bigger transactions to avoid PayPal putting your funds on pending balance too often.
In one word, When your PayPal account handle more transactions you will no longer experience holding of funds but when your account is new you might experience this when you use them in collecting big funds like 100$ above or even less in most cases.
Note: That your funds are on pending balance doesn’t mean you won’t get access to them again: PayPal usually put funds on hold either for 24hrs or for 21days. They will email you that your funds will be on review and will be released in 24hrs time after review. In most cases it will be carried over to 21days which is somehow rare.
But in which ever way it comes, As soon as the assigned date reaches PayPal will email you that your funds are ready for use after which it has been moved to your available balance.
PayPal Suspicious activities
Another main reason why PayPal usually put funds on hold is when the sender or receiver account is suspicious. Let me explain this to you.
Did you know you can send and receive PayPal funds without verifying your PayPal account? I wrote about that here some times ago.
Such PayPal users are called unverified PayPal users and PayPal might tag transactions from them as suspicious. So if unverified PayPal user send funds to you, PayPal might need to put the funds on hold. At the same time, if your PayPal account isn’t verified, it also cause PayPal pending balance issue
Solution: Mind the sources your funds comes from and make sure your PayPal account is verified before using them to avoid pending balance problems.
Wrapping Up: PayPal pending balance problems and solutions
So far, i have explained what it means by PayPal pending balance and causes plus how to solve them. One thing you must know is that, when PayPal pending balance happens, there’s no remedy other than waiting for the time PayPal has fixed for you.
If PayPal tells you that your funds are going to remain pending for 24hrs just relax and sit back. Once the time reach they will release your funds . Same thing applied for 21days pending balance issues.
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