google adsense payments to nigerian bank accounts

A couple of minutes ago, I decided to check my mail and was welcomed with a mail from Adsense Team titled “Updated Payments and Account Settings pages“. This actually is in line with the announcement made earlier this month by the Adsense Team on introduction of Wire Transfer Payment for the Nigerian publishers.

I hurriedly decided to check in my Google Adsense account to see if the changes has been effected, and guess what? I was asked to select a form of payment since I haven’t selected any. Also, I noticed my earnings were changed from the Euros which was formerly set to it’s equivalent in Dollars.

You might want to know what’s new in this Payment Update, here are things you need to know according to the Adsense blog post.

Redesigned “Payments” and “Payment settings” pages:

  • “Payment summary” is now called “Transaction history.”
  • “Payment method” is now called “Form of payment.”
  • “Unpaid finalized earnings” is now called “Current balance.”
  • Redesigned transaction history table shows you the latest activities at the top.
  • New toolbar support allows you to filter, print, export, or download transaction information.

More flexibility with your payment settings:

  • New extended timeline allows you to change your payment information until the 20th of any month.
  • You can choose any payment threshold greater than the default payment threshold based on your reporting currency.
  • You can also hold your payments until a specified date.

Improved navigation of the payments interface:

  • Centralized locations to manage your “Payment settings” and “Payee profile.”
  • Contextual help is displayed based on the pages that you navigate to.

We’ll continue to add improvements over the coming weeks and months.

How To Select Bank Transfer Payout Option For Adsense In Nigeria

I assume that you are logged into your Adsense account.

– Click on the Payment Settings.
– Click on the Add a New Form Of Payment button.
– Tick on Wire Transfer Check button to load the form for bank details.
– You will be required to fill in your Bank Account Name, Bank SWIFT Code, Bank Name, Your DOM account number.
– Click On SAVE.

I have set mine up and would be expecting to seeing my next payment reflect directly in my GT Bank Dollar account.

Thanks to Adsense Team for making it easier for us. What do you have to say about this improvement? Let us know using the comment box below.


  1. Hello Oscar,

    That’s the hallmark of a great company…Google continues to consistently outperform itself…for Nigerian publishers, that means all smiles – for I can authoritatively tell you that clearing a check was no ones idea of being paid online!


  2. hi, this post is the 6th post i’ve read on your blog. your writing style i what i cherish. i think i have to add to post to my twitter favourites. but i may ask, does the bank payment and check payment same method of withdrawing??.download videos from youtube to phones.

      • Oscar am sorry for disturbing, am just curious have you been able to receive any payment from google using just swift code, bank name and domicillary account number only ? below is whag i found on Gtbank website and exactly same tihing gtbank customer care gave me ….



        SORT CODE: 185008
        ACCOUNT NUMBER: 10820571
        IBAN NUMBER: GB05 CITI 1850 0810 8205 71
        FOR FINAL CREDIT OF: ………………………….. (Beneficiary’s Name)
        BENEFICIARY’S A/C NO: ………………………… (With GTBank)
        ANY OTHER DETAIL: ………………………………………………….
        (E.g. Sender’s Name, Reference e.t.c)

  3. This is a nice move by google team, this will a kind of stress free bloggers from waiting for cheque for months, thank to Google Team,

  4. The new form for payment has not reflected in my adsense account.
    I have checked and every thing seam like the nothing has happened on my account

  5. I heard you can make use of GTBANK saving naira account too. Someone actually use it. I saw the comment on bloggers lab on facebook. Please help me to confirm this because I have already added my naira account for the next payment.

  6. Hi Oscar, this is really good news for existing bloggers. And like someone said above, it will lead to a flood of adsense applications which leads to more rejections. Anyway thanks for the info. Nice blog by the way, you’re doing a great job here. Keep it up.

  7. Hello Oscar, been through your posts and its awesome, Btw I love to start blogging and online money making program…however I have no experience on these…what should I do or how do I start. Your response will be highly appreciated.

    • Hi Johnson,
      That’s gonna be a problem. You would have to setup a US account to receive payment, or rather find a way to get your Nigerian address into that. You might want to contact the adsense team for that.


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