Removing or changing your credit card

You need to have a primary payment method on your account at all times. This ensures that there's always a way to automatically pay for your ads. So you can change or remove the credit card you're using, as long as you have another payment method in your account.

If you're trying to stop your ads running, pause your campaigns instead.

To change the credit card that's used as a primary payment method:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account at https://adwords.google.com.
  2. Click the gear icon and choose Billing, then click Billing settings on the side of the page.
  3. Click the Add new payment method button.
  4. You'll see the payment methods that are available to your account. These are based on your business address, your account's currency, and how you pay (automatic payments).
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Click Save payment method.
  7. Now assign this payment method as your primary: Click the Select as drop-down menu to choose Primary.
  8. Find your previous payment method, and click Remove.

Tip: Add a backup credit card

To avoid having your ads stop because of a declined payment, we highly recommend setting up a backup payment method. If your primary payment method doesn't work for some reason, we'll charge your backup credit card to ensure your ads keep running.

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