Paying by credit and debit card

Paying by credit and debit card

Step-by-step instructions on how to add a credit or debit card, PayPal account, check or bank transfer, Boleto Bancário, SEPA direct debit, and virtual bank account. Credit Card

A credit card is the most widely accepted form of payment in Bing Ads. We also accept debit cards and prepaid cards with some restrictions. For the complete list of payment methods available in your country/region, please see How do I pay for Bing Ads?

Don't forget: Adding a payment method is just one step to getting your ads up and running. For postpay threshold accounts, you'll need to designate a primary payment method as described below. For prepay accounts, you'll need to add funds.

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When you first sign up for Bing Ads, we guide you through account setup, where you're asked to choose a payment setting and to add a payment method. If you skipped these steps, you can add a credit card in the Payment Methods tab, which is essentially your wallet in Bing Ads.

Please note: If you've never added a payment method before, we'll set the first card you add as your primary payment method.

  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. If you have multiple accounts, select an account from the drop-down list at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Payment Methods tab.
  4. Click Add card.
  5. From the list, select the country/region of your card's billing address. (If your business location is in Brazil or India, your billing country/region is set by default and cannot be changed.)
  6. Choose your Payment setting, if you haven't already.
  7. Then, enter your card details: the Card number, the Expiration date, the Security code, the Name on card, and the Billing address.
  8. Click Save when you're done.
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Don't let payment issues interrupt your campaigns. Add a backup card to make sure your charges are paid in case there are problems with your primary card (like when you've reached your card limit or your card expired). Or, you can simply switch to a new primary card by following the instructions below.

Keep in mind: Backup cards can only be used with a postpay threshold account.

  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. If you have multiple accounts, select an account from the drop-down list at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Payment Methods tab.
  4. Click Add card.
  5. From the list, select the country/region of your card's billing address. (If your business location is in Brazil or India, your billing country/region is set by default and cannot be changed.)
  6. Select whether you want to set the additional card as a primary payment method (to replace the existing card), a backup payment method, or to just add it to the list an available payment methods.
  7. Then, enter your card details: the Card number, the Expiration date, the Security code, the Name on card, and the Billing address.
  8. Click Save when you're done.
Note

If you have several payment methods in your wallet, you can easily switch primary and backup payment methods. Just go to the Payment Methods tab, select an account if you have more than one, and then click “set as primary” and “set as backup” next to the payment method you want to set as your primary and backup.

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You can use the same card to pay for up to 20 accounts.

  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Payment Methods tab.
  3. Click set as primary next to the card you want to use as your primary payment method.
  4. We'll show you the list of accounts where your selected card is already used as the primary payment method, if any. To designate the card as the primary for several accounts, choose Select All or select the individual accounts in Add as primary payment method to other Bing Ads accounts.
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  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. Click the Payment Methods tab.
  3. Click edit next to the card you want to update.
  4. You can edit the Expiration date, the Name on card, and the Billing address.
  5. Click Save when you're done.
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You can delete a credit/debit card as long as it is not set as the primary payment method for an account. If it is being used by an active account, you need to set a different card or payment method to the account before you can delete it.

  1. Click the gear icon gear icon, and then click Accounts & Billing.
  2. If you have multiple accounts, select an account from the drop-down list at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Payment Methods tab.
  4. In the list of payment methods, locate the payment method you want to delete and click Delete.
  5. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.
Note

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires Bing Ads to maintain financial records for tax reporting purposes. You can delete credit or debit card information so that it is no longer displayed in Bing Ads. However, doing so does not remove the credit or debit card information from the Bing Ads database.

Notes
  • Only users with full permissions (Super Admins) can add, edit, or delete a payment method. Learn more about user roles.
  • If we need to verify your card, we'll make a small authorization charge (for example, $1 USD). The authorization charge will be removed from the account in a few days, and you will not be required to pay it.
  • Prepaid cards can only be used to fund prepay accounts, except in India.
  • For advertisers in Brazil: Your account currency can only be set to Brazilian real. Your card must also be denominated in Brazilian real and have a billing address in Brazil.
  • For advertisers in India: Bing Ads does not accept debit cards in India. Your account currency can only be set to Indian rupee. Your card must also be denominated in Indian rupee and have a billing address in India.
  • If you have trouble adding a card, see I'm having trouble adding a credit card or debit card.

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