Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Add a payment method

You can add debit cards or link bank accounts to your Google Wallet. Credit and prepaid cards can't be used to send money.

Add, update, or delete a debit card

Add a card

  1. Open the Wallet app or visit wallet.google.com.
  2. Tap or click Menu Menu > Payment methods.
  3. At the bottom, tap or click Add payment method.
  4. Enter your card details.
    • On your mobile device: To capture your card info, you can also tap Edit photo.
  5. Tap or click Save.

Update or delete a card

  1. Open the Wallet app or visit wallet.google.com.
  2. Tap or click Menu Menu > Payment methods.
  3. Choose a card you’d like to change.
    • To edit a card: Tap or click Edit. After you've made your changes, tap or click Save.
    • To delete a card: Tap or click Remove.

Add or update a bank account

Add a bank account

  1. Open the Wallet app or visit wallet.google.com.
  2. Tap or click Menu Menu > Payment methods.
  3. At the bottom, tap or click Add payment method.
  4. Enter the routing and account numbers for your bank account. You can find this information on a check or by contacting your bank.
  5. Tap or click Next.
  6. If your bank offers instant verification, you’ll be asked to sign in to your bank account. If your bank doesn’t offer instant verification or you choose test deposit:
    1. Google will make a small deposit in your bank account, which you should see after 2-3 days.
    2. To verify your bank information, confirm the deposit amount in your Google Wallet.

Update a bank account

To update a bank account, you’ll need to remove the linked bank account and re-add it with the new details.

Set a default payment method

When you set a default payment method, any money received will be automatically transferred to that payment method. You can change the default payment method anytime.

To set a default payment method:

  1. Open the Wallet app or visit wallet.google.com.
  2. Tap or click Menu Menu > Payment methods.
  3. Next to the payment method you want to make default, tap or click the down arrow Down Arrow > Default.
    • If you ever remove your default payment method from Wallet, you’ll need to set a new default method before you can claim money again.

Problem using a card

Credit cards added to your Google Account will show up in Google Wallet but cannot be used.

To send or receive payments, add a debit card or a bank account.

PC is a Wallet expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?