About Turkish financial services verification

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Beginning on the dates listed here, in order to show financial services ads in Türkiye, advertisers need to be verified by Google. As part of the verification process, advertisers must demonstrate that they are licensed by the authorised relevant financial service regulator to operate in Türkiye or are exempt from such requirements. The complete list of relevant Turkish financial services regulators is here. Please note that the financial services verification requirement covers categories of financial services that may or may not be regulated by these regulators.

Non-financial services advertisers targeting audiences who appear to be seeking financial services must be verified by Google to ensure that your campaigns are not affected.

Applications must be submitted by an authorised representative. An authorised representative manages your Google Ads account(s) and/or the payments profile(s) paying for the ads. This could be an advertising agency or subsidiary that holds the Google Ads ID on behalf of your licensed client or parent company.


Categories of financial services advertisers

There are five types of advertisers that may need to be verified:

Authorised Advertisers

Definition:

Examples (non-exhaustive): Banking, credit cards, credit and loans, insurance

Approved Third Parties

Definition:

  • Advertisers who provide or promote financial services with the approval of an Authorised Advertiser, also known as a First-party advertiser, but who are not directly authorised by a regulator to provide financial services.

Examples (non-exhaustive): Brokers, resellers, affiliates

Non-financial Services Advertisers

Definition:

  • Advertisers who do not promote financial services but have a compelling reason to target users who are looking for financial services.

Example (non-exhaustive): Educational programmes or institutions that provide information on financial aid

  • Advertisers who do not promote financial services as their main business, but promote a minor financial services add-on from an Authorised Advertiser.

Examples (non-exhaustive):

  • Automotive advertisers that promote car leasing, financing and insurance
  • Online travel agents promoting travel insurance

Government Entities

Definition: Financial services regulators with a .gov or corresponding domain.

Note: Financial services regulators and governmental or intergovernmental entities without a .gov or corresponding domain should reach out directly to their Google Account Manager to be verified.

Financial services advertisers who are regulation exempt

Definition:

  • Advertisers who promote financial services but are not required to be licensed by the relevant financial services regulatory bodies in Türkiye.

Step-by-step verification requirements

Please see below for more information on specific verification processes. Verification is required for all ad formats and extensions.

Note: Authorised Buyers and Display & Video 360 accounts that engage in financial services do not need to get verified at this time.

Applications must be submitted by an authorised representative.

Turkish financial services authorisation

Step 1: Access our external compliance partner, G2’s verification process using this form.

Please note that the business information that you provide during this verification process must exactly match with the business details available on the relevant Turkish financial services registries or records.

After you successfully complete Step 1, you will receive a unique code which you must provide to Google in Step 3.

Step 2: After applying for verification with G2, you should receive a status update with Google’s advertiser verification programme via email. Follow instructions on that email. If advertisers have already completed Google’s advertiser verification programme, they will not need to do so again.

Step 3: Provide the unique code that you received from G2 to Google using this form.

If you are successfully verified after completing these steps, a certificate will be applied to your Google Ads account. We will notify you via email on the status of your request. Advertisers who are successfully verified after completing the steps will be allowed to show financial services ads in Türkiye and show ads users in Türkiye who appear to be seeking financial services.

Verification requirements for Approved Third Parties

If you are an Approved Third-party advertiser, you do not need to initiate your application with G2. Instead, you will need to provide an Authorised Advertiser a list of your domains/websites and Google Ads accounts. The Authorised Advertiser will then submit Google’s application form to complete the verification for you.

After this is done, Google may contact you to initiate advertiser verification if you have not completed this programme before. Note that this process was updated in March 2022. You'll receive an email and an in-account notification that will guide you through the required verification process.

If you are an Authorised Advertiser and have already completed your financial services verification, you can initiate verification for an Approved Third Party using this Google form. You can only vouch for third parties whose financial promotions are approved by you.

Note: Any time that you want to add or remove an Approved Third Party, you will need to submit the form again. You must do so immediately if you cease to approve the promotions of any third party.

You will be required to submit the following information related to Approved Third Party financial services advertisers associated with your business.

  • Google Ads account customer ID
  • Name of the authorised representative applying for verification
  • Your business details (name, address, email address)
  • Domains/Websites and Google Ads account IDs of third-party financial services advertisers whose ads are approved by you
  • Warranty that you approve the financial promotions that the third party runs

Verification requirements for Non-financial Services advertisers

If you are a Non-financial Services advertiser with a compelling reason to target users who appear to be seeking financial services, you can apply for Turkish financial services verification through our partner, G2, using this form. If you are a non-financial services advertiser who does not promote financial services as their primary business, but who does promote a minor financial services add-on from an Authorised Advertiser, such as travel agents who provide travel insurance, you will need to describe these products or services.

After you successfully applied to G2, you will receive a unique code which you must provide to Google. Provide the unique code that you received to Google using this form.

If your application is approved, you will be permitted to show ads to users in Türkiye who appear to be seeking financial services.

You will be asked to provide the following information to Google in the Turkish financial services verification form:

  • Your Google Ads account customer ID
  • Name of the authorised representative applying for verification
  • Your business details (name, address, email address)
  • Your business domains/websites that you’re advertising on Google Ads
  • Brief description of your business and your rationale for targeting keywords related to financial services
  • Warranty that you will not use this exemption to run Google Ads promoting financial services

Upon review of your request, Google may require you to complete advertiser verification if you have not completed this verification programme before. Note that this process was updated in March 2022. You'll receive an email and an in-account notification that will guide you through the required verification process.

Verification requirements for Government entities

Turkish financial services regulators with a .gov.it domain should apply directly for financial services verification with Google using this form. Turkish financial services regulators with a gov.tr domain do not need to first apply for verification from G2.
Turkish financial services regulators and governmental or intergovernmental entities without a gov.tr should reach out directly to their Google Account Manager to be verified.

Verification requirements for Regulation-exempt Financial Services advertisers

If you are exempt from or not required to be authorised by the relevant financial service regulators, you can access G2’s verification process using this form. Upon successful submission of the application, you will receive a unique code from G2. If G2 determines that you are an Exempt Financial Services Advertiser, you must provide the unique code to Google using this form.

Upon review of your request, Google may require you to undergo advertiser verification if you have not completed this verification programme before. Note that this process was updated in March 2022. You'll receive an email and an in-account notification that will guide you through the required verification process.

After you successfully complete this verification, you will receive a confirmation and email notification from Google. A certificate will be granted to your Google Ads account that will allow you to show ads to users in Türkiye who appear to be seeking financial services.

Frequently asked questions

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Q. Who is G2?

A: G2 is Google’s external compliance partner for financial services verification.

Q. How do I get certified as an Approved Third-party advertiser?

A: To be an Approved Third-party advertiser, you will need an Authorised Advertiser to initiate verification on your behalf by providing them with a list of domains/websites. Instead, an Authorised Advertiser (who has completed G2 verification and Google’s financial services verification) should complete this form for you. G2 verification is not required to become an Approved Third-party advertiser.

Q. I am an Approved Third-party Advertiser who represents multiple financial services providers. How can I get certified?

A: We only require one Authorised Advertiser to vouch for a third party for that advertiser to become an Approved Third Party. The Authorised Advertiser must already have completed the certification process themselves, before vouching for the Approved Third Party in the Google verification step.

Q. I received an in-account notification to get certified for financial services, but I am not a financial services provider. Do I need to go through the verification? If I don’t, will my ads be impacted?

A: Advertisers will receive an in-account notification to certify because they may be promoting financial products and services, and/or targeting users who appear to be looking for financial products and services. It is the advertisers’ decision whether to get certified. However, advertisers must do so if they intend to run financial services ads or target users looking for financial services.

Q. What is the Advertiser Verification?

A: Advertiser Verification is Google’s standard verification programme. All advertisers, regardless of industry, will at some point go through the process. It helps us know who’s advertising with Google.

Q. What if my targeted location is not listed for Financial Services Verification, will my ads still be labelled?

A: Yes. Advertisers running ads or targeting audiences who appear to be seeking financial services will have ads labelled for Financial Services Verification even if locations targeted do not require verification at this point. This is working as intended with no serving impact.

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