See our Pay in 3 FAQs
What is PayPal Pay in 3?
PayPal Pay in 3 is an interest-free loan that lets you split your basket into 3 payments, with the first due at time of purchase and subsequent payments due every month on the same date. It’s a great way to spread the cost of larger items or to cover emergencies, and is a helpful tool to manage your budget more effectively. Please note that Pay in 3 is a form of credit, so carefully consider whether you can afford the repayments and be aware of the possible impact of missing payments, including making other borrowing more difficult or more expensive.
Will I be able to use PayPal Pay in 3?
We’re offering PayPal Pay in 3 to a growing number of our UK customers.
PayPal Pay in 3 is not available for certain merchants and goods. We may also decide not to offer PayPal Pay in 3 as a payment option in certain circumstances, such as where our checks suggest an increased risk of fraud or where data we hold suggests you may not be eligible. The checks we run are with an external credit reference agency. This search will only be visible to you and will not affect your credit score.
If you choose PayPal Pay in 3 as your payment method when you check out with PayPal, you’ll be taken through the application process. You’ll get a decision instantly, but not everyone is approved based on the checks we carry out.
How long will my PayPal Pay in 3 plan last?
Your plan will last 2 months in total. The first payment will be due at the time of purchase, followed by 2 further payments due each month after that.
What information do i need to apply for PayPal Pay in 3?
To apply for PayPal Pay in 3, you’ll need to provide your:
- Phone number
- Date of birth
- Payment details
How is my application for PayPal Pay in 3 assessed?
Our decision making process is automated. We assess your financial position using a combination of the information you provided within your application, and information about your usage and history with PayPal to decide whether PayPal Pay in 3 is suitable for you at this time. We may also run a “soft” credit check with an external credit reference agency when you apply if we need more information to make our decision. This search will only be visible to you and will not affect your credit score.
Are there any fees associated with PayPal Pay in 3?
There are no fees for choosing to pay with PayPal Pay in 3.