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Completing a test deposit or debit authorization

 

To use your bank account as a payment method (also known as direct debit), you'll need to verify your bank account before your ads can start showing. You can verify your bank account through a test deposit or debit authorization, depending on where your business is located.

If you'd like to see the process for a different country, click the drop-down menu above.

How to find and enter a test deposit

Computer
  1. Review your bank records and search for a deposit from Google Inc. or AFS, Google's payment partner.

    The deposit should be between $0.15 and $1.15.

  2. When you find the deposit, note the exact amount of the deposit.
  3. Sign into your AdWords Express account.
  4. Click the Menu button menu at the top.
  5. Make sure the business you're looking for appears at the top of the "My business" drop-down menu. If not, click the name of the business, and then click the Menu button menu again at the top.
  6. Click Billing.
  7. Click the Billing settings tab.
  8. Find your bank account and click Verify test deposit.
  9. Enter the amount of the test deposit and click Submit
Android
  1. Review your bank records and search for a deposit from Google Inc. or AFS, Google's payment partner.

    The deposit should be between $0.15 and $1.15.

  2. When you find the deposit, note the exact amount of the deposit.
  3. Open the AdWords Express app for Android.
  4. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  5. Make sure the business you're looking for appears at the top of the "My business" drop-down menu. If not, tap the name of the business, and then tap the Menu button menu again at the top.
  6. Tap Billing.
  7. Tap the Settings tab.
  8. Find your bank account and click Verify now.
  9. Under "Verify your bank account," choose Verify in 2-3 days with deposit, and then tap Verify.
  10. Select an amount to deposit and tap Submit.
iOS
  1. Review your bank records and search for a deposit from Google Inc. or AFS, Google's payment partner.

    The deposit should be between $0.15 and $1.15.

  2. When you find the deposit, note the exact amount of the deposit.
  3. Open the AdWords Express app for iOS.
  4. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  5. Make sure the business you're looking for appears at the top of the "My business" drop-down menu. If not, tap the name of the business, and then tap the Menu button menu again at the top.
  6. Tap Billing.
  7. Tap the Settings tab.
  8. Find your bank account and click Verify now.
  9. Under "Verify your bank account," choose Verify in 2-3 days with deposit, and then tap Verify.
  10. Select an amount to deposit and tap Submit.

After you enter the correct amount, you can start using your bank account as your primary payment method. Your ads will start running at this point, if they weren't already.

Failed test deposits

Every now and then, our attempt to make a test deposit doesn't work. If this happens, you'll receive an email and see a notice in your billing page. There are several reasons why the test deposit might not work, including:

  • Your bank account information was entered incorrectly.
  • Your bank account no longer exists.
  • Your bank account has a restriction against automatic bank account payments.

If your test deposit failed, please check the accuracy of the bank account information you provided. Here's how:

How to check your bank account information

Computer
  1. Sign into your AdWords Express account.
  2. Click the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Make sure the business you're looking for appears at the top of the "My business" drop-down menu. If not, click the name of the business, and then click the Menu button menu again at the top.
  4. Click Billing.
  5. Click the Billing settings tab.
  6. Under "Available payment methods," find your bank account.
  7. If the bank account information is correct:
    1. Contact your bank and make sure there aren't any account restrictions that prevent you from using automatic bank account payments. Your bank might also call these types of payments direct debit payments.
    2. Once you're sure that your bank account allows automatic payments, contact us to have us re-issue the test deposit.
  8. If the bank account information is incorrect, you'll need to add your bank account as a new payment method again. Here's how:
    1. On the "Billing settings" tab, click Add a new payment method.
    2. Enter your payment method information and click Save.
    3. Wait to receive the test deposit in the bank account you just added, and then verify the test deposit.
    4. Later, you can remove the incorrect bank account by going back to the Billing settings tab and clicking Remove.
Android
  1. Open the AdWords Express app for Android.
  2. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Make sure the business you're looking for appears at the top of the "My business" drop-down menu. If not, tap the name of the business, and then tap the Menu button menu again at the top.
  4. Tap Billing.
  5. Tap the Settings tab.
  6. Under "Available payment methods," find your bank account.
  7. If the bank account information is correct:
    1. Contact your bank and make sure there aren't any account restrictions that prevent you from using automatic bank account payments. Your bank might also call these types of payments direct debit payments.
    2. Once you're sure that your bank account allows automatic payments, contact us to have us re-issue the test deposit.
  8. If the bank account information is incorrect, you'll need to add your bank account as a new payment method again. Here's how:
    1. On the "Billing" tab, click Add a new payment method.
    2. Enter your payment method information and tap Save.
    3. Wait to receive the test deposit in the bank account you just added, and then verify the test deposit.
    4. Later, you can remove the incorrect bank account by going back to the Billing settings tab and tapping Remove.
iOS
  1. Open the AdWords Express app for iOS.
  2. Tap the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Make sure the business you're looking for appears at the top of the "My business" drop-down menu. If not, tap the name of the business, and then tap the Menu button menu again at the top.
  4. Tap Billing.
  5. Tap the Settings tab.
  6. Under "Available payment methods," find your bank account.
  7. If the bank account information is correct:
    1. Contact your bank and make sure there aren't any account restrictions that prevent you from using automatic bank account payments. Your bank might also call these types of payments direct debit payments.
    2. Once you're sure that your bank account allows automatic payments, contact us to have us re-issue the test deposit.
  8. If the bank account information is incorrect, you'll need to add your bank account as a new payment method again. Here's how:
    1. On the "Billing" tab, click Add a new payment method.
    2. Enter your payment method information and tap Save.
    3. Wait to receive the test deposit in the bank account you just added, and then verify the test deposit.
    4. Later, you can remove the incorrect bank account by going back to the Billing settings tab and tapping Remove.

Note

Aw, shucks. We weren't able to determine your billing country.

Please click the drop-down menu above to see direct debit information for your country.

If you don't see your country listed, that means we don't support direct debit in that country.

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