Paypal Rectifies Indian Bank Transfer Glitch

By | 2010/03/01

Finally Paypal has resolved the problem with Reserve Bank of India, which caused a hard time for many Indian merchants who depended on Paypal to make money transaction globally. Paypal had disabled personal payment transactions and withdrawal of money to Indian banks. Now, one can withdraw money to their bank accounts however, personal payment transfer remains suspended.

This is the letter which I received from Paypal, I am sure that you too have received it if you are a Paypal customer.

Dear Vivek Krishnan,

We have been diligently working with the RBI and our business
partners to resume Indian bank withdrawals for the thousands
of Indian businesses who depend on PayPal to sell their goods
or services in the global marketplace.

Today, we are happy to announce that the RBI has allowed us
to continue local bank withdrawals for settlements for exports
of goods and services.  We are currently making changes to
comply with Indian regulations for settlements for exports of
goods and services, and we anticipate that, as of Wednesday,
March 3rd, customers will be able to use our
bank withdrawal service.  

As part of the changes, you will be required to fill out a
new field entitled 'Export Code' when you request a withdrawal.
This information is required under the current laws of India in
order to identify the nature of cross-border merchant transactions.  

On Monday, March 1st, we will be back in touch with specific
instructions on how you can move your money into your bank account. 

Moving forward, the RBI has told us that PayPal needs specific
approvals to allow personal remittances to India, which we
currently do not have.  Until we get these approvals, personal
payments into India will remain suspended.  However, if you are
an exporter, you will continue to be able to use the PayPal
service for payments of goods and services.  In fact, with the
changes we are making to our system, PayPal is now set to be a
more powerful engine for exporters in India.  With purpose codes
for export transactions and FIRCs (Foreign Inward Remittance
Certificates), you should now be able to get the export
related benefits you seek. 

You can check the PayPal blog for additional updates.

We thank you for your business and for your patience during
the past few weeks.


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About Vivek Krishnan

I am the Founder-editor of I started this blog in 2009, while in college with a lousy internet connection. Today this blog receives over 30,000 page views per month. As a person, I am a wanderer, dreamer and part-time pessimist.

6 thoughts on “Paypal Rectifies Indian Bank Transfer Glitch

  1. Vivek Thomas

    Yes finally, thank god. Took them more than a month to get it fixed.

    Nice to see your blog. I saw your notice about the SEO Company in the hostel notice board. So anymore details regarding that?

    It would’ve been good if you had put your email and website on the notice. Would have been easier to find your blog. Hehe 😛

  2. Vivek Thomas

    ^ I saw a notice on the hostel notice board about an SEO Company with the name Vivek Krishnan on it. You are the same guy rt? 🙂

    I am staying in the same block.

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