How do I upgrade my account?
If you have a PayFast account which you can make payments from (but not receive payments), you can change to an Individual or Business account.
If you have a PayFast account with which you can accept payments in your personal capacity (Individual account) but want to use it for a registered business, you can change it to a Business account.
Those wishing to open a Cause account on behalf of a registered charity, are kindly requested to open a new/second account or contact us for assistance with changing your account to a Cause.
To upgrade your account, do the following:
- Log in to your PayFast account.
- Navigate to the Accounts tab and click Upgrade.
- Enter the required information like ID number, address and bank details. Click Add it for each section and fill in the required information.
- Add your security questions (these are for if you ever forget your password) and click Update.
- Add your ID number (the ID number of the account holder) and click Update.
- Add your mobile number (the mobile number of the account holder) and click Update.
- Add your postal address (if you don’t have one just add your residential address) and click Update.
- Add your bank details. This is the bank where you will have the funds in your PayFast account paid out to (this account needs to be a South African bank account). Please note: If you are upgrading to a Business account the bank account needs to be your business bank account reflecting the business name.
- Add your physical address. If you added this in step 7 for your Postal address then just retype it here. Click Update.
- Once you have added all your information you will see green ticks next to each section.
- Choose if you are upgrading to an Individual, Business or Cause account. (It’s helpful to remember what bank account you added in Step 8 to know which account you should have).
- Upload your verification documents / FICA documents. To do this navigate to the Account tab and click Upload Documents. For the documents you need to upload please see this Getting Started Guide.
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