Google Adsense To Stop Western Union Payments | BDO as Primary Mode of Payment + Tips On Error

Updated Entry | May 20, 2021

I received my first Google Adsense payout direct to local bank (joint) account deposit last April 21, 2021 amounting to $104.94. 

Google Adsense | Western Union

So last August 21, I received an email from Google Payments regarding Google: Western Union disbursements to be discontinued. It stated that Google (Google Adsense, Google AdMob, Google Ad Manager) will stop disbursing payments via Western Union. 

I was instructed to sign in to my own account then simply add/select a different method or form of payment to continue receiving payments from Google. 

Primary Method of Payment for Adsense | BDO Unibank, Inc.


I am residing in the Philippines and I chose to receive payments by Wire Transfer. It is a method of electronic funds transfer. It allows me to receive funds directly into my local BDO account. 

Other payment options for Adsense are as follows:

  • Checks
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
  • Rapida

  • The threshold is still $100 and the revenue will be paid out once a month through a wire transfer to my Dollar Account. I just need to provide my bank account information in my Adsense account.

    Step-by-step set up Google Payment to BDO Unibank, Inc. | Wire Transfer

    • Sign in to your Adsense account
    • Click Payments
    • Click Manage Payment Methods
    • Click Add Payment Method
    • In the Add a payment method section, enter your bank information
    • Tick the Set as primary payment method checkbox
    • Click Save
    Tip #1: Account Name: Enter your full name as shown on your bank statements
    The instruction from Google didn't mention/say anything about Joint (AND/OR) account. My account is a joint account. I also included the complete name of that person including Middle Name/Initial)

    Tip #2: Bank Name: BDO Unibank, Inc.
    Call your local bank and ask for its complete name on record

    Each bank has a different SWIFT-BIC code, please refer to your bank. BDO Unibank, Inc. SWIFT-BIC code is BNORPHMM

    Tip #4: Account Number 
    Make sure that your account number is correct, include hyphens if necessary. You have to input it twice on record. I opened a Dollar Savings account. 

    Google Adsense Error | Uh Oh There was a problem

    After filling up the form and clicking SAVE, I received an error- 

    You don't have permission to complete this action (OR-AC-04)

     I searched online and found a simple solution to my problem. I was using Google Chrome and changing my browser to Firefox fixed/resolved my problem. It's just as simple as that!

    Crossing my fingers that my next cash out will be automatically deposited to my dollar account. I will update this entry once I received my next payout. 

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