How to Transfer a PayPal Balance to GCash in the Philippines

GCash is a mobile wallet in the Philippines that allows you to withdraw your money from PayPal to pay bills, make purchases, and transfer money to other people. If you have a PayPal balance that you want to transfer to your GCash account, this blog post will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to do so.

Steps to transfer a PayPal balance to GCash in the Philippines

  1. Link your PayPal account to your GCash account: To link your PayPal account to your GCash account, go to the GCash homepage and tap on “Profile.” Then, tap on “My Linked Accounts” and select “PayPal.” Enter your PayPal email address and tap “Authorize.” Enter your PayPal login credentials and tap “Agree & Link.”
  2. Cash in via PayPal: Once your PayPal account is linked to your GCash account, you can cash in by following these steps:
  • On the GCash homepage, tap “Cash In.”
  • Tap “Global Partners and Remittance” and select “PayPal.”
  • Enter the cash in amount (minimum PHP 500) and tap “Next.”
  • Confirm the amount for cash in.
  1. Wait for the funds to be added to your GCash wallet: You will receive an email and SMS notification once the funds have been added to your GCash wallet. Note that most transactions will be processed instantly or up to 24-48 hours.

Other useful information

  • There is no withdrawal fee when you transfer your available PayPal balance to your GCash account
  • PayPal cash-ins have a limit of PHP 100,000 for each pre-approval plan. You will need to unlink and re-link for the limits to refresh this
  • For seamless transactions, convert your PayPal funds into Peso (PHP) to proceed with the withdrawal. If you currently do not have Philippine Peso added as a currency, log in to your PayPal account to add the new currency balance
  • If your cash in cannot be processed/declined, verify if you are still within your GCash wallet and transaction limits. PayPal may have placed limitations on your account due to unauthorized use, account limits, higher-risk activity, or an inactive account. To resolve this issue, check your PayPal account for restrictions or needed verification, then relink to GCash


Transferring your PayPal balance to your GCash account in the Philippines is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. By linking your PayPal account to your GCash account and cashing in via PayPal, you can access your funds quickly and easily. Be sure to follow the steps carefully and check for any limitations or restrictions that may affect your transaction.

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