In order to complete the steps needed to open a PayPal business account you’ll need:
- to be the Chair, Secretary or Treasurer of your football club
- to have access to your club’s account in the Whole Game System
- to have access to your club’s banking information and documentation in order to verify your club’s details
Start by logging into Whole Game System and heading to your club chairman/secretary/treasurer tab. Then click on your ‘finance’ and ‘Matchday/PayPal setup’ tabs and select ‘create account’.
You will then be taken to a PayPal portal where you can either sign in if you have an existing PayPal business account for your club or fill in your details for a new account associated to your football club. This will have to be via an email that is not currently connected to PayPal.
If you have an existing PayPal account you wish to use for taking payments. Make sure it is registered as a 'Business account'. You can upgrade to a business account here.
You can set up a PayPal account either with a bank account in the
club’s name, or a personal bank account that you must link to the club’s PayPal business account. This will need to be a ‘sole trader’.
Follow the steps, fill out or provide your information and confirm.
Once everything is submitted, you can start setting up payments right away. PayPal will review the application and confirm that they're putting you on The FA's negotiated transaction rate of 1.4% +20p in 10-12 working days.