Just a warning to any VISA debit card holders using Paypal......
so there I was, mooching through my bank statement, as you do, when I noticed that a £1.25 fee had been charged on a £22.00 Paypal transaction.(something I'd bought on ebay) So I phone Snatchwest, and it turns out that it's not really their fault (for once).
Natwest have recently started issuing new debit cards, these are no longer Maestro, but VISA. I'd added this new debit card to my Paypal account and set it as the default. it turns out that Paypal are treating Visa Debit as credit cards not debit cards, hence every transaction will incur a fee. Okay, I know it's only £1.25, but that £1.25 multiplied by however many times you use Paypal could add up to a lot.
I have fired off an email to Paypal requesting the refund of the charge and an assurance that this will not happen again.
Apparently natwest have already taken this up with Paypal "going forwards" so I presume i'm not the first one to query it with them
Let's wait and see what happens.