Payment options for your Google service

Applies to editions of Google Workspace and other paid subscriptions in your Google Admin console.

You pay for a Google service subscription or domain purchased through Google by making regular payments with a credit card. In some locations, we can debit payments directly from a bank account. When you set up billing for your subscription, you enter a primary payment method that we charge automatically for your ongoing service. Later, you can change your primary payment method, or add other methods—for example, as a backup for automatic payments or to split payments between methods.

How you can pay

The exact payment methods and currencies you can use depend on your location. Go to Payment options in my country.

If you subscribe to additional services, you’re asked to choose a payment method. While we keep the payment method on file, you still approve your charges. We don't autodraft funds for your first payment.

Credit or debit card

Google accepts international payments from major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. If you make a credit card your primary payment method, we'll charge your card for your automatic payments.

Learn more: Auto-pay with a credit card


Bank account (direct debit)

(Available only in the US, UK, and some European countries.) Depending on the country where you do business, you might be able to make payments via bank transfers (also called direct debit). If you make a bank account your primary payment method, we'll debit the account for your automatic payments. Note that bank accounts that only support disbursements are not accepted for payment.

Learn more: Auto-pay with a bank account


Backup credit card

(Highly recommended) To prevent your service from being suspended if your primary payment method fails, you can add a separate credit card to use for backup payments. If we try to charge your primary payment method and the payment is declined, we'll try to charge the backup credit card, instead.

Learn more: Add a backup credit card for automatic payments


Prepay manually

You can also prepay by manually adding credit to your account. Make payments using any credit card or bank account you've added to your billing account. If you have credit on your account, we'll debit your automatic payment from that credit instead of charging your primary payment method.

Learn more: Make a manual payment or pay early


Options for businesses

Some businesses can qualify for an invoiced billing account where you make payments by check or wire transfer. For details, see About invoiced billing accounts.

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