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To use a bank account as a payment method in your payment profile, you must verify it.

U.S.-based merchants who get their merchant payouts from Google through Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) can instantly verify their bank account. Unlike the test deposit verification method, which takes several days, verifying your bank instantly takes just a few seconds.

If you get merchant payouts from Google through wire transfers, a test deposit will not be sent. It's critical you enter your bank account details correctly. Check with your bank if you're not sure if you'll use EFTs or wire transfers for your merchant payouts. This affects merchants in Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, French Guiana, Gambia, Ghana, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Réunion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

To verify your information was entered accurately and make sure that merchant payments will be seamless, Google will make a small deposit into your bank account. It may take up to 3 business days for your bank to process this deposit.

Contact your bank or find the deposit on your bank statement. The deposit will be labeled "Google Deposit [your chosen credit card statement name]". This deposit will be less than US$1.00 and converted to local currency.

To verify your bank account, after you get the deposit amount using your bank statement or by calling your bank, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your Payments profile.
  2. Click Subscriptions & services.
  3. Under "Merchant services," click Account details.
  4. Under "How you get paid", click Manage payment methods.
  1. Find the name of the payment method you want to verify and click Fix.
  2. On the next screen, use the dropdown to select the amount that was deposited into your account by Google, then click Verify.
  3. After you verify your bank account, to get merchant payments from Google, you can select your primary account by following the steps below:
    1. Click Subscriptions, then find "Merchant services" and click Account details.
    2. Find "How you get paid," then click Choose payment method.
    3. Find the account you want to make your primary payment account and click Down arrow Down arrow to change its status from None to Primary.

Tip: To be eligible to have your merchant payout deposited in your bank account at the end of your payment cycle, your merchant payout, that is your payable balance, must meet the minimum payment amount threshold. Your minimum merchant payout amount may vary based on your country and currency. Make sure to check the required threshold for your country.

Get help verifying your bank account in our Troubleshooting and FAQs.
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