Transaction details and status

Your transactions' times and dates are recorded in your Wallet's Home screen. There might be a slight delay between the time your transaction shows up in Google Wallet and when it appears in your bank statement. Returns might show up as a separate transaction from the original purchase.

If you ever notice an unauthorized transaction with your Wallet contact us immediately so we can block your account, and file a dispute.

Transaction status


For sending money: The amount you sent hasn't reached the recipient's account yet.

For Wallet Card purchases: The final amount of this purchase might change. Pending transactions that are canceled will disappear from your Wallet.

For some types of merchants there will be a temporary hold on a percentage beyond the purchase price. When the transaction completes, and we know the actual amount, you'll see the accurate charge.

Example merchants and percentages:

  • Restaurants and bars 20%
  • Taxi and limo 20%
  • Hotels 15%
  • Car rental 15%
  • Cruise lines 15%
  • Health and beauty 20%
  • Gas stations $75.00 (min)

Most transactions will change from 'Pending' to 'Completed' within a few days.


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Transactions with multiple charges

Your purchases with some merchants, like airlines or shipping services, might be processed in more than one installment. You can find a breakdown of these installments in your Wallet's Home screen, which lists both complete and pending charges.

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