Linking EON (Debit Card) to Paypal

Friday Oct 16, 2009

Why do you need a Debit/Credit Card to link to Paypal? That’s the same question I’ve been asking over and over again.

Yes, you can send and receive money to and from other paypal accounts even if your account hasn’t been verified yet. But you can see somewhere in between the “withdrawing” tab that you need to have a verified account to lift your limit. (sorry wasn’t able to take a snapshot).

I came to the conclusion that in order to withdraw money to your bank account after you’ve reached $500 (as your limit) you have to have your account verified to be able to continuously withdraw. That’s the very reason why I opened an EON (Visa) Debit Account in Unionbank.

I can’t stand my Paypal account status shouting at my face GET VERIFIED!


~ unverified paypal account

  • When you click on the Get Verified, it will take you to a page where it will ask for your debit card account number. You can see the digits in front of your card and you enter it there.
  • It will also ask for the expiration date of the card. It should also be there in front of your card, and then the CVV which is the 3-digit number at the back of your EON debit card. (Process and number location are the same with credit cards).
  • After filling up the fields, it will take you to this page which wants you to confirm your debit (visa) card linking to paypal:

Linking EON Visa card to Paypal

I went to to register for a Visa Electron CyberAccount* so I won’t need to go back to the bank. But since the page is under construction, I called up their hotline number (84-186) and told them that I couldn’t register online because the page is under maintenance.

The customer rep asked for my account details and gave me the 4-digit paypal code that I needed to link into my paypal account instead and would be charged $1.95** for it. Yey! My paypal account is verified! So I guess the perks of having your paypal account verified is sending unlimited money using paypal. ^^


My Paypal is Verified

*You don’t actually need to have a CyberAccount. It’s just for convenience.
**I deposited Php100 (roughly $2) in my EON account beforehand.

~ pic borrowed from net

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

kaye October 17, 2009 at 10:57 pm

waw bilis naman nyan :D

inggit aker. niahaha


fedhz October 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

yeah. depende lang talaga siguro sa branch. ^^


mizhelle October 18, 2009 at 3:58 am

what d’u need to open such account in union? and only Union bank lang ba sis ang affiliated? how mch ang initial and maintainng? thanks sis!


fedhz October 18, 2009 at 11:55 am

Hi. You can check out the requirements here. di naman talaga sila affiliates. ang EON kase Visa, so pwede un sa paypal.


Ranran October 18, 2009 at 9:04 am

hay naku fedhz!

sakit sa ulo nyang eon card na yan! sobrang hassle!!! after four months ko pa na-figure out kung paano kasi the union bank staff wasnt explaining everything to me.

will do a blog about this. hay..


fedhz October 18, 2009 at 11:43 am

hehe. sige. intay ko ung blog mo about this. nagets mo ba kung pano ko ginawa? san ka nahirapan? Si Mike din nag-guide sakin kase last year kumuha sya diba. kaya mejo madali na lang for me. ^^


sunshine October 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm

ang bait nman nun Crep who helped you. i guess it depends sa branch.☺ i got my card after 3 weeks yta and the reps were helpful nman in guiding me but they did say that that was as far as they can help cuz i’ve to do everything else online.

i didn’t have a hard time applying for my EON, too, but when it was time to verify it and stuff, i had to work on my own. good thing i was able to do it without any hassle. ☺


Mara October 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Wow nakuha mo na yung card mo. Sakin goodluck, mga last week of October ko pa makukuha to early November. Guide mo ko magverify ha? :)


Eric : KayaMoPinoy October 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm

make sure sa totoong Unionbank branch kayo mag-apply…

baka itanong nyo merong bang “fake” na UnionBank branches? heheheh


basa! basa!

ang mga “fake” na UnionBank branches ay yung mga acquired banks ng Union tulad ng iBank.

bakit naman nasabi ko na “fake” sila?

kasi ang mga staff nila walang alam sa Eon-Paypal…hehehe

ang mga may alam lang ay yung mga original branches ng Union at hindi yung mga acquired lang…

ooopppsss… mahaba na comment ko ..bwahahahah!!!


kikamz October 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm

congrats and you are already a Verified PayPal user mommy fedhz. you need to receive and send money. the process of verifying is quite easy pero to get the ExPuse code or confirmation code which paypal sent to ur credit card takes some time. minsan pa, you can’t view it online so call the credit card company, you must! hehe!


pehpot October 21, 2009 at 9:00 am

teka nalito ako bigla.. kaya mgtatagalog ako.. pede naman pala tagalog bat ba ako ng papakalabaw kaka ingles.. hmp

ah so ibig sabihin nito lift na ang sending limit mo na 500? at pede mo na ako padlahan ng 1k dollars? yahooo!!

all in all, ilang weeks inabot mo to apply and to have your paypal account verified?


jam May 27, 2010 at 1:30 am

bakit po ganon di ako maka login sa eon account ko ,gayong ok na yung pag enroll ko sa eon.ayaw tangapin ung user id ko sa eon.ano po bah dapat kung gawin kc sav naman don w8 daw ako ng 48 hours 3 days na nga ako di pa rin maipasok.tulungan nio naman ako…


fedhz May 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

online account ba? di ko din alam eh. sang branch ka ba nag apply? tanong mo muna sila.


UnionBank of the Philippines August 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Hi! We’re having a promo for all our Visa Debit Cardholders. Use your card at eBay and get a 5% rebate for all purchases made from July 23 to August 22, 2010. AND we’ll give you a 2GO Cargo coupon if you link your card to PayPal during the promo period. Know more about it here:


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