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📄 Use PayPal with a Spendesk card

How to pay with PayPal with a Spendesk card.

Updated over a week ago

PayPal is a payment solution you can use with our Spendesk cards. As it's an online service, we recommend using our virtual cards and to save them into your PayPal account. That said, you can still use your Spendesk physical card if needed but we don't recommend it as it's best to keep it for payments on-the-go vs online.

If you would like or need to use PayPal, here's how to proceed:

Step 1: generate a virtual card on Spendesk

First, you need to create a card request:

  • Log in to Spendesk.

  • Click on New request > Request a virtual card.

  • Choose a single-use card or a recurring payments card depending on your need and fill your request.

  • Once approved, generate your card.

👉 Depending on your policy, single-use cards might have to be approved. Recurring cards always need approval.

Step 2: add your virtual card to your Paypal wallet

  • Log into PayPal with your PayPal credentials

  • Go to your PayPal wallet

  • Select Add a new card.

  • Go back to Spendesk > Requests and copy/paste your card's details on PayPal.

  • Add your billing address on PayPal: we display it under your virtual card on Spendesk.

  • Save.

👉 If it's a recurring card, you won't need to make any edits after it's saved and you can use it multiple times!

Step 3: Change the currency

Please skip this part if your Spendesk wallet's currency, card and the merchant's bill/total amount to pay are all in GBP.

If not:

If your wallet is in EUR, USD (for card numbers starting with 5) NOK, SEK or any other currency than GBP, you must change the currency of your card.

To proceed, go to your Paypal wallet, click on the card, and select the currency of your wallet, as in the image below:

➡️ If you don't know what your Spendesk wallet's currency is, ask your admin or check the "All payments" tab to see in which currency previous payments were made.

Step 4: pay with PayPal and Spendesk

On the merchant's payment page:

  • Select PayPal as a mean of payment.

  • Choose your Spendesk card.

  • Validate the purchase (3DS verification might be needed and is mandatory above 500 euros, so have your mobile handy!)

    Et voilà!

4-digit verification code

⚠️ If you're using PayPal for the first time, the website might require a 4-digit verification code. You can find this code in your Spendesk account:

  • Look under the "Payments" tab

  • Select the correct payment

  • Click on "Show Transaction Description" and copy/paste the code.

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