Tips for Using PayPal

1. Phone, tablet, or desktop?

If possible, use your desktop or laptop computer. Some members who had problems using their smart phone or iPad had no issues if they used their desktop or laptop.

2. PayPal account, credit or debit card?

If you have a PayPal account, simply click on “Log In” and pay.

If you do not have a PayPal account and want to pay with a credit or debit card, scroll down to where is says “Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit” and click on that instead.

If you don’t have a PayPal account and don’t wish to have one, make sure that you do not put in your email or mobile on that first page but merely scroll down to where it says pay with debit or credit card and click on that box. A new page will open where you can input your information.

Because of security issues, PayPal sometimes opens up another page asking for a security code. Simply click on “another method” and then click on “Guest” and this will bypass getting a security code. A new page will then open where you can input your debit/credit card information for payment.

If you prefer to use your credit card, please be aware that all information must be entered exactly as it appears on your credit card statement. For example, if your statement says your street is “East” or “West” you cannot enter “E” or “W”. If your name says “Mrs” (without a period) your PayPal payment will not be accepted if you add a period. It is always a good idea to have a copy of your credit card statement handy when you complete the online form.

3. Releasing the data

PayPal will ask you to tick the box for your permission to release your data. This is strictly for your bank, and not for any other use. Your data must be verified by the bank before they release your money to PayPal.

After releasing the data, PayPal sometimes opens up another box and asks that you set up an account with a password, etc. If you do not wish to do that, go down to the bottom of that box and click “Not Now” and it will proceed with the transaction.


If you do have any problems, please contact the Membership Committee at