How Long Do Card and Apple Pay Withdrawals Take?

How long does it take for my withdrawal to process?


If you are making a card withdrawal to a card that does not offer the faster withdrawal service, it can take between 2-5 working days to reach your bank. However, weekends and bank holidays are not deemed working days which you'll need to consider when working out when you'll receive your payment. Please see the table below for a guide around when you should receive your withdrawal:

*Please note that the above timescales are given as estimations. In a small number of cases, these timescales can be extended due to factors outside our control, e.g. incorrect expiry dates, old card details etc.


For more information on our withdrawal timescales, view our methods & limits article here


Instant Withdrawals:


We are proud to now offer instant withdrawals for Mastercard – meaning you should expect a refund within 1 – 4 hours (for participating banks).  Not all Mastercard banks are eligible for instant withdrawals. If your withdrawal takes longer than four hours, it maybe that your bank is currently not participating. In these cases, withdrawals will take the standard 2-5 working days to reach you.


What are instant withdrawals?

Instant withdrawals is a service developed to get your withdrawals back into your bank account faster than ever before! This gives you the capability to receive and manage your balance more efficiently than ever.

It means for eligible withdrawals, any funds that you withdraw from your balance should reach your bank account in less than 4 hours, but usually it's even faster than that.


Which withdrawals are eligible?

Not all Mastercard banks are eligible for instant withdrawals. If your withdrawal takes longer than four hours, it maybe that your bank is currently not participating. In these cases, withdrawals will take the standard 2-5 working days to reach you.

All Visa withdrawals are instant however!


Why hasn’t my fast withdrawal arrived in my bank account within 4 hours?

It could be that your withdrawal is to a bank which is not currently participating in fast withdrawals functionality, therefore in these cases your withdrawal will take 2-5 working days.

If you are used to receiving your funds within 4 hours, but haven’t done on this occasion, please click on the ‘Get in Touch’ button below this article to get in touch.


My withdrawal is still not in my bank account, even after 5 working days have passed. What do I do?

If your funds have not appeared in your bank account after 5 working days have passed, contact our Customer Support Team using the ‘Message Us’ button at the bottom of this article. We can place a trace on the transaction for you. For more information on missing withdrawals, read our article here.


How can I check on the status of/cancel my withdrawal?

 Withdrawals which are not yet processed will be displayed under “Pending Withdrawals” (to get to this section of our site, follow steps 1 & 2 under the ‘How to make a withdrawal’ heading above and select the ‘Pending Withdrawals’ tab instead of ‘Popular’ or ‘Other Methods’).


You can only cancel your card withdrawal if you are not a UK or Irish Customer:


Why can't I always choose how I withdraw my funds?

Under our closed loop policy, you must withdraw to each payment method at least the total amount deposited before you are able to withdraw any 'additional' winnings via another chosen payment method. More Information here.


Another reason may be that you have not yet deposited on Paddy Power with the payment method you want to withdraw to. A deposit is required to ‘activate’ the payment method for use. This deposit can be immediately withdrawn if required.


Why can't I use my card for withdrawals?

There are numerous reasons why a card withdrawal may not be processed:


Depending on which of the above applies to your account, you may be able to choose an alternate payment method to withdraw your funds. However you may be required to complete some security checks before being allowed to continue. If you are unsure, please contact Customer Service using the ‘Message Us’ button at the bottom of this article.

List of MasterCard issued countries where withdrawals are accepted:

United Kingdom, Ireland, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.


What happens if I have withdrawn to an inactive payment method?


Do Paddy Power allow withdrawal by Instant Bank Transfers?

Yes! Instant Bank Transfers are a payment method powered by Open Banking and can offer both Instant Deposits and Instant Withdrawals to eligible customers. For more information around Instant Bank Transfers, please click here.


Please be aware that it can take up to 90 minutes for your first instant bank transfer to appear in your account. For following transfers, it should be immediate.

Do fees apply to Instant Transfer withdrawals?

No fees are added for withdrawing via this payment method.


How can I withdraw if I have deposited with a PaySafeCard?

If you have deposited using a PaySafeCard, you can withdraw any winnings from your Paddy Power account by Bank Transfer. For more information on Bank Transfers, read our article here


Can I withdraw by cash?


This can be done via a Paddy Power Play Card. See here for more information.

Withdrawal Queries

How To make a withdrawal


Withdrawing with a mobile device or on desktop is quick and easy.


Before you do so, please be aware that you can only withdraw from your Main Wallet. If you've got funds in another wallet (e.g. Poker account) you'll need to transfer those funds back to your Main Wallet. You can do this on browser by:

·        logging in,

·        selecting the ‘Poker’ tab

·        selecting the arrow next to your balance on the Home Page

·        hitting ‘transfer’ and following the instructions on the next screen

·         and on the Sports Betting App by logging in, hitting the icon in the top right and selecting ‘Transfer Funds’:



Sports Betting App:

Providing all the funds you wish to withdraw are now in your Main Wallet, follow the below steps to request a withdrawal.


1.)    Once you have logged in on the app, click on the account symbol at the top right of the Home Page  and select ‘withdraw’ from the top of the subsequent menu

On browser you can access the withdrawals page by selecting ‘My Account’ in the top right and then ‘My Account’ again:

From the following page, a ‘Withdraw Funds’ button is present on the right-hand side. If you are able to withdraw this will be green. If you are not, this will be greyed out.

Alternatively you can log in and visit our withdrawal page available here.

2.)    Select the ‘Popular’ Tab for Apple Pay/Card/Cashcard+/Prizeout (and Other Methods for…you guessed it! other methods)

3.)    If you have more than one payment method on your account, you may want to review your ‘Net Deposits’ to see if you will be able to withdraw to your desired payment method (to learn how to do that, read our article here)

4.)    Select the payment method you wish to withdraw to

5.)    Add the amount you want to withdraw in the box that says ‘amount’

Each payment method will have its own minimum withdrawal amount. You will receive an error message if you enter an amount that is too low for the payment method you wish to withdraw to. If you want to read more about the minimum withdrawal amounts, read our methods & limits article here.

1.)    Click ‘Withdraw’


Withdrawal by Other Payment Methods

By selecting the Other Methods tab at the top of the page you can withdraw using alternative payment methods by selecting the payment type you wish to withdraw with. Your Registered Payment Methods will be displayed here to show you your options to withdraw.


Please note that you must withdraw to each payment method at least the total amount deposited with that payment method before you are able to withdraw any 'additional' winnings via another chosen payment method. More Information here. 

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