Email from Google AdSense: “Your Payment has been Issued”

I received this email from Google AdSense telling me that my AdSense Western Union payment has been issued (read: Get your money, blogger!).

Google AdSense payment issued notice

The message included the MTCN number which is required to withdraw AdSense money from Western Union and a link to more information on how to pick up your payment.

In the footer, it tells you that the email notice is “mandatory”. Meaning, you cannot opt out (why should you, anyway?).

It was my first time to receive such an email from Google AdSense. I am not alone.

Previously, there was no notice at all. I have to mark “$$$” at the last day of every month in calendar to remind myself to withdraw my AdSense payment. I really appreciate the Adsense payment notice.

Have your received Google AdSense payment issued notice too?

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Google AdSense Payment via Western Union Expanded to More Countries

Last October, AdSense publishers in Malaysia and a few other countries have been able to receive AdSense money via Western Union Quick Cash.

Now, Google AdSense expanded the list of countries to a few more: Bulgaria, Egypt, Lithuania, Morocco, and Taiwan. Congrats! No more bank fee and long cheque clearing time!

Here are some useuful information for AdSense publishers who want to receive AdSense money by Western Union:

  • Make sure your AdSense payee name matches your government-issued ID. If it is not, you can update your AdSense payee name with this online form.
  • Western Union Quick Cash is only available for INDIVIDUAL, not to business.
  • Follow these steps to opt in Western Union payment method
  • Here are the steps you need to pick up your Western Union Quick Cash payment
  • The maximum payout for Western Union Quick Cash is USD$2,800. Your payment method will be changed automatically to “Secured Express Delivery ($USD24 processing fee) if payment exceeds USD2.8K)

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AdSense Payment via Western Union, Received!

I just went to the CIMB Bank last week to receive my 1st AdSense payment by Western Union. It is trouble free, fast, and free!

Google AdSense and Western Union

How to know if you received an AdSense payment?

I thought we will receive email notification when the AdSense payment via Western Union has been issued, but I was wrong. There is no notification from Google about your payment.

In order to know if there is any payment waiting for you, you need to log on your AdSense account. Goto “My Account” tab, then click “Payment History” in submenu.

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Under “Earnings and Payments Summary“, look for the description “Payment issued“. Got it? Congratulations! You have money waiting for you! Payment normally issued at 25th each month.

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How to Change AdSense Payee Name for Western Union Payment

Before you can receive AdSense payment by Western Union. You must make sure that your AdSense payee name is EXACTLY same as your government issued ID.

My previous payee name has my surname at the end but my ID name is surname at the front. So, I have to change my AdSense payee name to use Western Union payment method.

Here shows you how to change your AdSense payee name.

  1. Visit Google AdSense Contact Us page
  2. Select Account Issues, then select Want to change my payee name.
  3. Click Continue button
  4. At the new page, enter your contact information (name, email address).
  5. Tick “Yes, I am an AdSense publisher” and enter your AdSense Login Email.
  6. At question, you can use the following template (which I used to change my payee name):

    I want to change my payee name so that I can use “Western Union Quick

    My AdSense payee name is “AAAA BBBB CCCC”, where “CCCC” is my surname.
    But, my name on government issued ID is “CCCC AAAA BBBB”.

    In order to use “Western Union Quick Cash”, please change my payee name
    to “CCCC AAAA BBBB”.

    Thank you.

  7. Click Submit Question button

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Now You Can Receive AdSense Money Immediately via Western Union

Last year, I told you about Google was testing AdSense payment by Western Union. Now, it is available to all AdSense publishers from selected countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. No more check waiting, expensive bank fees and long clearing times!

Google AdSense and Western Union

What is Western Union Quick Cash?

Western Union Quick Cash is a payment method that allows you to receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service. Payments will be available for pick up at your local Western Union Agent the day after they are sent according to our normal payment schedule.

Meaning, you do not need to wait for AdSense checks in snail mail. No more bank fees and long clearing times for checks. Isn’t it great?! :)

The Western Union Quick Cash payment is in US dollars. You may receive your payment in your local currency according to the exchange rate used by the Western Union Agent of the day you pick up your payment.

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