Now you can withdraw money from paypal into your visa branded credit, debit or prepaid card. This feature is especially useful for people who have paypal accounts in Asia and were not able to withdraw money though their local bank.
However, it’s not free. There is a withdrawal fee of US$5.00 (or local currency equivalent) per transaction. Currency conversion and return fees may also apply. For more information, visit this page
Back in 2005, while I was still in Malaysia, I applied for a Public Bank Debit Card just to be able to open a paypal account. It’s one of th requirements that you need a credit/debit card in order to open an accunt. Luckily for me, the card comes with a Visa logo!
Will I withdraw money from paypal? Well maybe not. Most of the money came from link sales and sold stuffs through personally and ebay, and I’m happy to leave them just there to pay off my online hosting domain, hosting and misc fees and services.