PayPal Credit Bank Account Access

Vinney222 Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
Hi Everyone,
I'm new here and would like some advice on something I came across this morning. I have Paypal credit which I had previously paid off but needed to use it again to purchase something for my son. The purchase went through ok and I intent to pay the balance in 4 monthly payments to avoid interest. When I check how the direct debit is set-up I notice it is due to come out of an account I would prefer not to use. I therefore followed the instructions to add the bank account I prefer to use. ON doing this it referenced a company called "Ting" and was asking for access to that account including being able to see the balance, transactions etc, and before I had agreed to that it was already showing my balance in that account. I was very uncomfortable with this and immediately shut it all down and decided to call PayPal and query this? When I spoke to their agent he just kept repeating that this was "standard industry practise" and is the same if I set up a direct debit with any other company? Could anyone shed some light on this and tell me if I have to grant full access to my account rather than just give the account number, sort code and agree to the direct debit?
Thanks in advance.


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