Add a new payment method

A payment method is what you use to pay for Google Ads.

The payment methods available for your account will depend on your country and currency. Use the payment options tool to see what’s available for your account.

Note that in some cases, certain payment methods may be temporarily unavailable while Google Ads reviews your account’s eligibility to use them. 

Instructions

The steps for adding a payment method vary depending on whether this is the first time that you're entering your billing information into Google Ads.

If you're entering billing information for the first time

After you've created an AdWords account, here's how to enter your billing information:

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the gear icon  or tool icon , then click Billing & payments.
  3. Choose the country or territory of your business address. Click Continue.
  4. Enter your business address. Click Continue.
  5. Make your billing selections and enter your billing information. The options that you see will depend on the country of your billing address, the currency that you've picked and whether any payment methods are temporarily unavailable for your account.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Review and accept the Google Ads Terms and Conditions.
  8. Click Submit and Activate.
    • If your payment setting is automatic payments: Once your account is activated and your billing information has been processed, any new ads and campaigns that you create can begin running on Google. If you don't want them to run immediately, make sure that you pause your campaigns.
    • If your payment setting is manual payments: Your ads will run once you have funds in your account. Click the gear icon  or tool icon , and choose Billing, then click Make a payment to add funds.

If you've already set up billing information

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the gear icon  or tool icon , then click Billing & payments.
  3. Click Payment methods from the left menu.
  4. Click Add payment method.
  5. The payment methods available to you will appear. These are based on your business address, your account's currency, your payment setting and whether any payment methods are temporarily unavailable for your account.
  6. Enter your payment method information and agree to the Google Ads Terms and Conditions.
  7. If you want to make this your primary payment method, make sure that the box is ticked next to Set this payment method as primary.
  8. Click Save.

Note: If you’re adding a bank account as your payment method, you’ll need to also verify your bank account. Bear in mind that this may take 3-5 working days, in some cases. Learn more about what to expect when adding a bank account as your payment method.

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