Originally Posted by Adrian
That's always been the case with E. Bay. You have to have a link to your bank account in case you have no money in your Paypal account. If that is the case, E.Bay automatically take payments for your purchases from your bank account.
eBay, at least in the US, has not required your bank account information until recently. eBay is now handling payments directly and therefore you need to upload your bank account information if you want to sell.