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Add a bank account as your primary payment method

Are you adding a bank account to lift a G Suite billing suspension? Follow these steps instead.

To make automatic payments for a Google subscription using a new bank account, add the bank account to your Google billing account and make it your primary payment method. After that, we'll debit that account for your automatic payments. Paying by bank account is available in the U.S., UK, and some European countries.

Note: You can only add a bank account as your primary payment method, not as a backup method.

How to add a bank account

I'm in the U.S.

Note:When you add a bank account with a U.S. address, it might be several days before we can debit payment from the account. If your monthly payment is due in the meantime, we'll continue to charge your current primary payment method.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. Next to your subscription, click Actions and then Access billing account.
  4. Under How you pay, click Manage payment methods.
  5. Click Add Payment Method.
  6. Select Add a bank account. Then, enter your bank account information and save your changes.
  7. Verify your bank account like this:

    Within the next 3 days, a small test deposit from Google will appear in your bank account. Enter the exact amount of this deposit on your payment methods page. See full instructions.

  8. (Recommended) If your current primary payment method can't be charged, add a credit card as a temporary payment method until your new bank account gets verified (which can take several days). That way, you don't risk suspension if we have to charge your account in the meantime.
  9. (Important) After your account is verified, make it your primary payment method like this: Come back to your payment methods. Under the bank account, select the Primary option.
I'm in the UK
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. Next to your subscription, click Actions and then Access billing account.
  4. Under How you pay, click Manage payment methods.
  5. Click Add Payment Method.
  6. Select Add a bank account. Then, enter your bank account information and save your changes.
  7. On the screen that appears, click Continue.

    Note: It takes about 2 days to verify your account. During this time, you'll see a Mandate pending alert under your bank account on the Payment methods page. You don't need to do anything if you see this alert. If verification fails, the alert changes to Mandate rejected. Contact your bank for details, or add a credit card as your primary payment method instead.

  8. After your account is verified: Below the bank account icon, click None, and then select Primary.
I'm in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, or Spain
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. Next to your subscription, click Actions and then Access billing account.
  4. Under How you pay, click Manage payment methods.
  5. Click Add Payment Method.
  6. Select Add a bank account. Then, enter your bank account information and save your changes.
  7. On the screen that appears, check the box confirming your identity and authorizing charges.
  8. Click Accept.
  9. Below the bank account icon, click None, and then select Primary.

Questions?

What if my country isn't listed when I try to add my billing address?

In some countries, the billing address you specify for a payment method must be in the same country as the billing country you select when you set up your Google billing account. If that's true for your location, you can't enter any other country in a billing address—nor can you change the billing country associated with your account.

If your billing address isn't in the country you selected for your billing account, you can:

  • Add a new payment method with a billing address that is in your billing account's country.
  • Transfer your account to one of our G Suite Partners who might be able to change your billing account's country for you.
I just added my bank account. How long until it can be debited?

Before we can debit your new bank account, we need to verify that it's really yours. How long this takes depends on your location:

  • If you're in the US, you must verify the account before we can begin payments. You can do this by making a test deposit. This process can take up to 10 days, but it often happens much sooner.
  • If you're in the UK, it takes about 2 days for us to verify your account. No action is required on your part.
  • If you're in Europe other than the UK, we can typically verify your account within an hour after you enter valid account information in your billing settings.
You can tell whether Google is still verifying your bank account if you see a Verification in progress or Mandate pending message on your Payments page. If you're setting up billing for the first time, your paid service won't begin until your account is verified.
When do automatic payments occur?
  • G Suite—Once your free trial is over and your paid subscription begins, we begin charging your payment method at the beginning of the following month. If your paid service begins in May, for example, we charge you at the beginning of June. After that, automatic charges continue to occur at the beginning of each month.
  • Domain registration—We begin charging your payment method at the time of purchase. If your domain is set fo automatic renewal, we renew your domain 7 days prior to the annual renewal date and charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month.
How do I edit my bank account details?

Follow these steps to update your bank account information.

The bank account information you can edit varies by country. If you can’t edit the information you want, you instead need to add the bank account as a new account as described in this article and then remove the old bank account from your billing account.

Related topic

Remove a bank account from your billing account.

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