Sunday, February 7, 2010

PayPal Suspends Personal Payments and local bank transfers in India.

The online payments service PayPal has taken the unusual step of suspending transactions in India for more than a week. 

Anuj posted this on the PayPal blog

Hi blog readers, it’s Anuj from the communications team here.
I’m writing to let you know that personal payments to and from India and transfers to local banks in India have been suspended while we work with our business partners and other stakeholders to address questions they have about the service.
During this time, customers can still make commercial payments to India but merchants cannot withdraw funds in Rupees to local Indian banks.
We’re trying to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause our customers in India and around the world.
I’ll update the blog as soon as we have more information to share.

There is no eloborations as to why this steps been taken. We expect some clarity in the coming weeks. Paypal is owned by online auctions giant eBay.

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  1. Do you know how I am living?
    You people have no problem. You are getting salary at the right time?
    Did it is in hold?
    Where is my money?
    I had withdrawn it in 26 Jan 2010. Yet it reached my bank account.
    You are taking a service charge of Rs 50. Is this the service?
    I am charging you a $20 for not getting my money in my bank account.
    Man, How shame you are saying sorry?
    This is not dealing with toys, this is the play with the money and our lives..........
    Mind it!!!

  2. India Users can use Xoom for withdrawing money from PayPal to their Local Bank Account