EFT Now Available for New Zealand & Australian Publishers!
EFT = Electronic Funds Transfer
10:31 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)
If you are based in New Zealand, check your e-mails, because Google AdSense has just announced the option of EFT for us.
12:33 am on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
Thanks dude... I'm in NZ.
Where's that What's New link under AdSense when you need it?
11:37 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)
It looks like EFT is now available for Australian publishers.
11:49 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)
Just got the email myself - about time (now if only everyone else who sends me a cheque would get on the bandwagon)
12:33 am on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
p.s New Zealand too.
12:42 am on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
While I am not in NZ this is great news that they are slowly, very slowly, offering EFT to more countries.
Would love to know why it is taking them so long, or even why NZ was before Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong.
2:13 am on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
Google are also advertising for more job positions for New Zealand so I think a Google New Zealand office will be opened soon. Maybe this is related..
5:19 am on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
Just checked if HK were included... still not in the list. I hope Hong Kong will follow soon. I think they have office here and I'm sure it won't be hard for them to set up EFT with Hong Kong banks like paypal does.
6:24 am on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
Google is yet to update the Help pages.its just show 16 countries and did't list the AUS & NZ yet.
5:25 pm on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
I wish they offer it soon for India too.
I have a feeling publishers in India probably take home a big part of adsense earnings. Any one has any info on this? Google already has a presence in India so why aren't we getting EFTs? waiting a month for that payment is cruel, very cruel :(
10:00 pm on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
How about in Singapore? any idea pals?
4:02 pm on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)
12:05 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
No email for me as yet?
Have all you other New Zealanders received an email from goog about this?
12:15 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
No email, but indeed the ability is there to have it direct credited.
I am in two minds about it however. One, its nice to get a cheque, and also bank it when the dollar drops, the other is the fear of losing the cheque or not getting it.
3:25 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
I'm in NZ. I haven't received any email, but, having spotted this thread, I have filled in the details for EFT.
11:24 pm on Apr 17, 2006 (gmt 0)
Anyone got their test deposit yet?
11:28 pm on Apr 17, 2006 (gmt 0)
Nope, still waiting. I am betting Easter delayed things a little.
3:52 am on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)
Nope, did it on the first minute I saw it available, and nothing here yet.
I was expecting this to work before the 15, because I am moving home just on the days the Google cheque arrives...
9:14 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)
Got the deposit in my account today (Wed 19.04). Confirmed it already.
I really hope it's not too late to receive this month as an EFT though...
10:33 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)
I received my test deposit in Australia this morning also. Nice!
10:38 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)
Same here, test deposit arrived last night, confirmed immediately. Another one for which I now no longer have to go to the bank. Yes!
2:36 am on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
We got a test deposit last night, so we're verified.
4:16 am on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
nothing here... no email or anything for me. im in AU
still only have the below as options in my account.
Check - Standard Delivery * Check - Secured Express Delivery ($24.00 Processing Fee) learn more **
is it getting rolled out as we speak? should i be expecting something soon from Google?
1:06 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
Apr26 and Google has sent me a check.
Little disappointed as verified my EFT Apr19 (NZT, right after Easter) and hoped it would go through for this payment cycle. (I know changes after the 15th will go either way but still...)
Anyone from AU/NZ getting EFT this time?
3:49 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
Any ideas what the criterion for receiving this EFT email from google is?
I'm a new adsense account, in Australia and would love to get the payments via EFT (makes a lot of things a lot easier, especially since I'm located in the outback).
4:00 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
Cheque here as well. (note spelling Rish ;) ) Oh well, next time.
Paul, I didn't receive an email either, no idea what the criteria for EFT is, but the option appeared in my profile so I took advantage of it. Have a look at your payment options and see if it is listed as an option.
4:44 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I checked about 10 minutes ago, no options other than Cheque or Cheque (hmmm... tough choice there).
I'll try again in a couple more days.
6:01 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
EFT is not available in my country. Will Google allow me to use a bank account in some other country, different than mine? Now, in the billing preferences, I don't even see an option for EFT, I have only 2 options: cheque and secured cheque. I guess it is because of my address. I'm still waiting for payment for January revenues, getting a cheque on the mail is a pain in the neck for me. I think of flying to the Netherlands to open a bank account especially for this purpose. Did anybody do something (crazy) like that?
11:45 am on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
Opening a bank account in another country is not crazy ;)
12:46 pm on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I know it's not crazy :) but flying to Holland for that purpose and having a bank account for that purpose only, is not something many people would do, The thing is, I'm not sure if G will accept my new bank account details, since I don't even see this option in the billing preferences.