How to transfer money from Paypal to Maya

When you log in to Maya, you don't find the same "cash in" option as you do with Gcash. So many think that you can't transfer money from Paypal to Maya. But the process is extremely simple if you have a Maya card connected to your Paypal. here, I'm going to show you exactly how you can do it. 

1. Log in to your Paypal account

When you're logged in to Paypal, choose to add a new card. You can do this by going to your account and you will get the option there. 

Add your Paymaya card to PayPal and then verify the card. A small amount will be deducted from your Maya account and in the payment description you will find a 4-digit code from Paypal. 

2. Verify your Maya account

When you've received a text message from Maya that an amount has been deducted from your account, the 4-digit code will also appear in the text message. That way, you don't need to wait until your account balance is updated to verify the card. 

Simply go back to your Paypal account, click on the Maya card you registered, and then click on "Verify card". Write the 4-digit code in the field that pops up. Then you should get a message that your card is verified. 

3. Transfer to your Maya card

To transfer money from your Paypal account, simply click on "Transfer fund" below your available Paypal balance. 

After that, your Maya card will be presented as an option for transferring money. Click on the card and then choose the amount you want to transfer to Maya. The transfer is instant, so you will have your money within a few seconds of pushing the button. 

The downside of using Maya compared to Gcash

Personally, I'm a big fan of Maya since the app is more stable and not so subjected to hacking as Gcash is. It's a safer option in my opinion, and they also allow foreigners to get credit on the app with low interest rates. 

But the downside of transferring money from Paypal to Maya is that there is a 1 % surcharge on every transaction. On Gcash however, there is no surcharge. So for example transfering $1000 from Paypal to Maya will cost you $10, equivalent to around 500 php in current value.