I also found this tidbit that backs up what I mentioned earlier about PIN-less debit:
Thank you for this info. I don't make enough purchases on my everyday card for this to work for me.
That doesn't sound like a great reason to be defensive. It's just a credit card loophole, and maybe not you but experience has shown me that any such loophole should be scrutinized and expected to disappear at any given time without notice.
The OPs updated first post is interesting, making the point that two different banks are involved so (perhaps) the concern is less. Generally issuers take action when rewards that they pay greatly exceed what they expected. So, without an infinite MS loop here, the debit card is being used for transactions (earning 1%) and there are an equivalent number of CC transactions (earning 2%) so things may not appear that unusual to invoke scrutiny. But.... I don't know how Paypal contributes to the reward payments as part of the co-branded agreement. Then, them paying part of the rewards on both ends might well get their attention.
Do any mortgage lenders allow you to pay with a debit card (without a fee) because they figure "it's just linked to your checking account anyways"?
Another thank you to Patoot!
My $10,000 Paypal MC is on it's way. You guys make it very hard to garden!
I recently received my paypal business debit card. When I try to choose my backup funding method, it doesn't let me choose a credit card. It will only let me choose a bank account.
Am I doing something wrong or have others experienced this as well?
I started this process last night, of at least upgrading my PayPal account to a business account (which is totally free) and then requesting a PayPal business debit card. I had to send in some verifying documents, but woke up to an email this morning say the debit card was on its way.
Not sure if I should pull the trigger on the PayPal CashBack MC card to complete the process. So to get this to work you'd need to have $0 balance in your PayPal account, and then the 1% from the debit card that gets automatically deposited in your PayPal account every month you just transfer it out or use until the PayPal account is back to $0 so that it would trigger overflow again next month?
I was looking into whether you'd get the benefits of the PayPal Cash Back card when using this method, but it looks like the Business Debit has a lot of the same protections, the PayPal site links to this somewhat generic Mastercard Business Debit card page that lists a lot of benefits, but not sure exactly which ones this PayPal debit card specifically has.
I found a link to the actual Cardholder agreement for the debit card here:
Found this part interesting:
"Your liability for unauthorized transactions, and any dispute rights you have are governed by the PayPal User Agreement"
So fraud resolution is handled by PayPal. That is my main concern with this...what happens when you have a dispute with a merchant? Is it the Debit card issuer, PayPal, or Synchrony who will be doing the resolution?! What happens if you have fraud on your PayPal Business debit like someone stole it and is using it, do you have to call PayPayl and Synchrony both? The charge would hit both cards maybe, but in the end it would be Synchrony you'd be dealing with since the money would come from them? Would they be cool with creditting you for these strange looking roll over transactions?
Synchrony customer service has some pretty bad history/reviews, can't imagine trying to work through a complicated fraud case with them, anyone else worried about that? The more fraud cases I've had with my cards, the more concerned I am of who I have to deal with when it happens.
It has to be a PayPal credit card. If you don't have one of those then you can't use a CC as a funding source.
No, I'm almost positive it can be the paypal business debit. I even accepted the 1% for using signature transactions instead of PIN.
Has anyone else had this problem?