Top Up Your PayPal Account using Malaysian Bank Accounts

You can now top up your PayPal account using your Malaysian bank accounts. Best of all, the funds get transferred instantly when you do this online!

At the time of writing, this top up feature is enabled for the following 6 local banks:

  • RHB Bank
  • Maybank(M2U & M2E)
  • Public Bank
  • Bank Islam
  • CIMB Bank(CIMB Clicks & CIMB Biz Channel)
  • Hong Leong Bank

Top up Cost
Cost of top up is RM 2.00 per transaction except if you are transferring funds from your RHB bank account.

How to Top Up and other FAQs
Go to this website for more steps to top up your PayPal account using your Malaysian bank account.

PayPal Payment Denied Due to Maybank Visa Debit Card Purchase Limit

Many of my readers and myself have experienced problems using PayPal with Maybank Visa Debit card. Some payments via PayPal won’t go through when the funding source of the PayPal account is a Maybank Visa Debit card. We often receive the following message when PayPal denies payment despite having enough funds in our Maybank savings or current account of our Maybank Visa Debit cards.

Sorry, your payment won’t go through. To make it work, you’ll need to add money to your account and pay with your PayPal balance.

Thanks to my reader, we have a solution. Basically you will need to go to the Maybank ATM machine to increase your purchase limit. The following are the steps:

  1. After keying in your PIN number at the ATM machine, select “Other Transaction” menu.
  2. Then select the menu “Change Limit or Language”.
  3. Next, select the menu “Purchase Limit” and then “Preferred Limit”
  4. Enter your preferred limit and your IC number when prompted. The limit is per day.
  5. Proceed to select “Yes” to confirm your purchase limit.
  6. You can now pay online for higher amounts.

When I have the chance, I will upload some images taken while doing the steps above. I did the above at an old ATM machine and will probably need to take better shots again.

Be Hired by Facebook in Malaysia

If you are a software engineer in Malaysia with experience in PHP and other web technologies, Facebook is looking to recruit you!

It is a full time position. The successful applicant will be based in Petaling Jaya. For more information on the position, you can visit this site on Facebook. Good luck!

PayPal Rejects Fund Withdrawals to CIMB

If you have recently added your CIMB Bank account with PayPal, beware. If your routing code was incorrect, you may be charged RM 15 for each failed withdrawal and your funds returned to your PayPal account.

When PayPal first allowed withdrawal to Malaysian local banks, the routing code or swift code for CIMB was incorrect. It is supposed to be CIBBMYKL and not BSNAMYK1 which is for Bank Simpanan Nasional. For the list of MEPS Bank Routing Codes, you can read this blog post of mine.

Simple Security Steps for Your Online Shop or Online Store

Online payments involve security issues which is why there are PCI DSS services for compliance which are designed to avoid improper credit card data storage or transmission. However, if you are not storing credit card details on your server or online store, there are other best practices to adopt.

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