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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Cloud Billing account
3.
Payment methods you can add to your payments profile
4.
Add a payment method
4.1.
To add a payment method:
5.
Update or remove payment methods
6.
Remove a payment method
7.
Adding a new payment method after your account has been suspended
8.
Frequently Asked Questions
8.1.
On what model does the Google Cloud Platform rely on?
8.2.
What distinguishes the Google Cloud from the Google Cloud Platform?
8.3.
What are the four types of cloud storage?
8.4.
How many products does Google Cloud have?
9.
Conclusion
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Add, remove, or update a payment method in GCP

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Introduction

One of the world's top software and technology companies is Google. Google consistently develops new technical discoveries and advancements that are brilliant and beneficial to people worldwide.

Because more and more individuals are utilizing the cloud, advancements like the Google Cloud Platform have experienced an increase in utilization in recent years. Numerous Google cloud services have been introduced for users worldwide due to the high demand for computing needs. We will learn about cloud billing accounts, payment methods you can add to your payments profile, and adding, removing, or updating a payment method in GCP in this article. Let’s get started!

Cloud Billing account

You create a Cloud Billing account in Google Cloud and use it to specify who is responsible for paying for a specific set of Google Cloud resources. You manage access to a Cloud Billing account using Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles.

A Google payments profile is linked to a Cloud Billing account. The payment methods to which expenses are applied are listed in the Google payments center, a Google-level page. These payment methods cover the costs associated with using Google Cloud resources. You manage the access rights for your Google payments profile independently from the access permissions for a Cloud Billing account since the Google payments center is a Google-level resource accessed and maintained outside of Google Cloud. You can interact with your Google payments profile via the Google Cloud console (as detailed below) or at payments.google.com if you have the required permissions.

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Payment methods you can add to your payments profile

Depending on your currency and location, many payment options are available for your self-serve (online) Cloud Billing account. You can set up a bank account, credit card, or debit card as your main form of payment in many nations.

In case your primary payment option is unsuccessful, we'll charge your expenses to a backup credit or debit card that you can set up as a safety net. Your Google APIs and cloud services will continue to function as a result. Keep in mind that a bank account cannot be configured as a fallback payment option.

You can designate a bank account to utilize as your account's main funding source via bank account payments, sometimes referred to as direct debit or ACH. Until you verify your bank account, your account is not operational. Your bank account may need to be verified for up to ten days. See Verify your bank account for details on rapid bank verification.

You need to be aware of the following crucial information:

  • You don't have to be concerned that your service will stop working if you fail to make a payment because payments are processed automatically by default. You are always welcome to pay in advance if that is your preference.
     
  • See Make a Manual Payment for further details on making advance payments.

 

 

  • It can take a few hours for your account to become active if you recently input your Cloud Billing account details. Check out Verify your email address if you're having trouble finding the verification email or confirming your account.

Add a payment method

To your Cloud Billing account, you may always add other payment options.

To add a payment method:

 

  • Choose the billing account's name that you want to control.

 

  • Click the Payment method in the Billing navigation menu to start.

 

  • Click Add payment method on the Payment method page. Your business address and the currency associated with your Cloud Billing account determine the types of payment methods that are accessible to you.

 

  • Click Save after entering your payment details.

 

  • Optional: After you save the payment method, designate the additional credit or debit card you added as a backup payment option. If you did: A bank account cannot be used as a fallback payment option; please note.

 

  • A dropdown menu can be found in the bottom-left corner of the payment method card (it might display None by default).
     
  • Open the dropdown menu, then choose Backup.


If your new payment method is a non-US bank account, you might need to consent to a direct debit requirement authorizing Google to debit your bank account. You can download a copy of your purchase by returning to the Payment Method page and choosing Download mandate next to your bank account.

If you try to set up or modify a payment method and get an error message, see A billing account modification wasn't allowed for more details.

Update or remove payment methods

Update your payment details if necessary, and consider adding a credit or debit card as a fallback payment option.

You can specify a credit card or debit card as a backup payment option to be used in case your primary payment option is unsuccessful. If your primary payment method is ever denied during the payment processing process, we will attempt to charge your backup payment method in its place. This makes it possible to guarantee uninterrupted service. Your backup credit card won't be used until your primary method of payment is unsuccessful.


Steps are given below to update your payment method:-

  • Navigate to the Manage Billing Accounts page in the Google Cloud dashboard.
  • Choose the billing account's name that you want to control.
  • Choose one of the following actions after clicking the Payment method in the Billing navigation menu:
  • Do the following to change your credit/debit card information, such as the expiration date or the billing address:
  •  Find the payment method you wish to modify, select Edit or Fix, and then make the necessary changes.
  • Click Update when you're done.
  • It is possible to alter the default payment method by doing the following:
  • Before you may change which payment method is the default, you must first have more than one on your account. Add a second payment option if necessary.
  • You can find a dropdown in the bottom-left corner of the payment method info card for the secondary payment option (it might display None or Backup).
  • Open the dropdown menu, then choose Primary. The payment method that was previously designated as Primary will be changed to None, and the payment method info cards on the page will be rearranged so that the Primary payment method is shown first.
  • You could choose to make the payment method you had previously designated as Primary a Backup payment method.

Remove a payment method

Keep in mind the following prerequisites before attempting to remove a payment method:

  • At least one payment method must always be registered with your Cloud Billing account. You won't be able to get rid of a payment method if there is just one on the Google payments profile connected to your Cloud Billing account. You must first add a new payment method if you want to remove an existing one.
  • A payment method that has been designated as the Primary form of payment cannot be removed. Select a new payment method to be the Primary mode of payment before removing the non-primary payment method if the payment method you want to remove is the Primary method of payment.

To remove a payment method, do the following:

  • Navigate to the Manage Billing Accounts page in the Google Cloud dashboard.
  • Choose the billing account's name that you want to control.
  • Click the Payment method in the Billing navigation menu to start.
  • Click Remove on the payment method data card that is displaying the payment method you wish to remove in order to remove it.

Adding a new payment method after your account has been suspended

Before your account can be restored, if it was suspended due to an invalid payment method, you must add a valid payment method.

Removing a payment method entails the action of:

  • Navigate to the Manage billing accounts page in the Google Cloud dashboard.
  • Select Show, all accounts, then click Show active accounts only.
  • To access the suspended billing account, click its name.
  • Click the Payment method in the dropdown.
  • Click Add payment method on the Payment method page. The payment options that are accessible to you depend on your business address and the currency of your account.
  • Click Save after entering your payment details.
  • Set the new payment method as the primary one after saving it.
  • Locate the data card displaying the payment method you wish to remove, then click Remove to remove it.

You can instantly verify your bank account if your new payment method is a U.S. bank account rather than using the challenge deposit, which takes 2–5 days. See Verify your bank account for details on challenge deposits and rapid bank verification.

Frequently Asked Questions

On what model does the Google Cloud Platform rely on?

Similar to other public cloud services, the majority of Google Cloud services operate on a pay-as-you-go basis, where customers only pay for the cloud resources they actually utilize.

What distinguishes the Google Cloud from the Google Cloud Platform?

A variety of online services that are part of Google Cloud can assist businesses in going digital. A component of Google Cloud is the Google Cloud Platform, which offers public cloud infrastructure for hosting web-based applications and is the subject of this blog article.

What are the four types of cloud storage?

The four types of cloud storage are private cloud storage, private cloud storage, hybrid cloud storage, and community cloud storage.

How many products does Google Cloud have?

There are over 100 products under the Google Cloud brand.

Conclusion

We covered how to add, remove, or update a payment mechanism in GCP in this article. We hope this article helps you to learn something new. And if you're interested in learning more, see our posts on AWS vs. Azure and Google CloudGoogle BigQueryAWS Vs Azure Vs Google Cloud: The Platform of Your Choice?Java knowledge for your first coding job.

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