Cancel a Recurring Payment in PayPal

You can easily cancel a recurring subscription payment in PayPal.

What is a Recurring Payment?

A recurring payment is a charge applied to a cardholder in predetermined intervals for services or goods of an ongoing subscription. If you agreed on a subscription for 24 months, the recurring payment will automatically deduct from your account every 24 months.

Now, what if you want to cancel this recurring payment?

 

Cancel a Recurring Payment in PayPal

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1. Login to your PayPal account.

2. Click on the Gear/Cog icon > Account Settings. The screenshot below is outdated but follows a similar pattern.

 

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3. Click on “Money, banks and cards” to see your account details and then click on the button next to “Preapproved payments“. The screenshot below is outdated but follows a similar pattern.

 

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4. Click on the subscription that you want to cancel.

 

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5. Click “Cancel” – You will get a cancel confirmation message to confirm the cancellation. Click “Cancel” again. The screenshot below is outdated but follows a similar pattern.

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You have now successfully cancelled a recurring subscription payment in PayPal.

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Comments
  1. MMOByte on July 31, 2016

    This is great, but could you do a quick tutorial on how to set >up< pre approved payments? and not cancel them? That'd be awesome.

    Thanks for this tutorial anyway. I originally had trouble finding out how to get to the pre approved area, especially with the old Paypal theme. Man that was irritating to navigate LOL.

    Reply
    • Antonie Potgieter on January 4, 2017

      It is not possible to create pre-approved payments or subscriptions in the PayPal account directly from what I know. It can only be done with the gateway or API such as a checkout using PayPal Standard or Express. I’m glad that you found the article useful.

      Reply

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