Add a new bank account for automatic payments (direct debit)

Are you adding a bank account to lift a Google Apps 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 US, UK, and some European countries.

How to add a bank account (click for steps)

I'm in the US
When you add a bank account with a US 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 the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click Billing.
  3. Next to your subscription, click Settings and choose Access billing account.
  4. At the top of your Billing page, click Billing settings.
  5. Scroll to Your selections and click Add a new payment method.
  6. Select 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 in your Billing settings. 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 Billing settings. Scroll to the bank account. And click its Set as Primary link.
I'm in the UK
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click Billing.
  3. Next to your subscription, click Settings and choose Access billing account.
  4. At the top of your Billing page, click Billing settings.
  5. Scroll to Your selections and click Add a new payment method.
  6. Select Bank account and enter your bank account information.
  7. (Important) Check the box to make this your Primary payment method. Then click Verify.

I'm in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, or Spain
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click Billing.
  3. Next to your subscription, click Settings and choose Access billing account.
  4. At the top of your Billing page, click Billing settings.
  5. Scroll to Your selections and click Add a new payment method.
  6. Select Bank account and enter your bank account information.
  7. (Important) Check the box to make this your Primary payment method. Then click Verify.

  8. Wait a few minutes (or up to an hour) for us to verify that this is your bank account. Then go back to Billing settings, scroll to your new bank account, and accept your mandate by clicking Download Mandate.

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 Google Apps 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 using instant verification, or by making a test deposit. If you’re verifying through a test deposit, the process can take up to 10 days (but it often happens much sooner).
  • If you're in the UK or Europe, 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 message in your Google billing settings. 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?
  • Google Apps: 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 debit your account when you initially purchase your domain, then charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month. If your domain is set to auto-renew, we renew your domain 7 days prior to the annual renewal date and charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month.

Done using your old payment method? Remove it from your billing account.

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