How to change AdSense payee name for Indian publishers

Google recently made many changes to the AdSense payment process for the Indian publishers. Learn how to change the payee name in the new wire transfer payment system introduced by Google AdSense.

One of the biggest concerns of Indian AdSense publishers were they could not change the payee in the AdSense accounts. This was a restriction from Google for publishers from certain countries like India, where fraudulent practices were followed by many publishers. Creating AdSense accounts and selling to others were a common practice. They would create AdSense accounts only for the purpose of selling to other people. Many people fall into this trap and buy AdSense accounts by paying a lot of money. What they don't realize is, Google can easily detect such practices and those accounts will be banned before they reach the payout and thus result in loss of money and all the efforts they put into generating the revenue.

I strongly advise not to buy AdSense accounts from the so called AdSense sellers. Such accounts will be banned by Google before it reach the first payout.

Is it possible to change payee name in AdSense?

I recently asked Google directly about payee name change for Indian AdSense publishers and they replied to me that it is now possible to change payee name.

Here is the email response from Google:

Change AdSense payee name for Indian publishers

With the introduction of the new wire transfer payment system, Google has made it possible to change the payee name for AdSense publishers from India. Please note that some of the publishers are not yet upgraded to the new payment system and are still receiving the payments by cheque. If you are still receiving payments by cheque, you will not be able to change payee name yet. You will have to wait until your account is upgraded to the new wire transfer system.

Even though it is technically possible to change payee name anytime, it is strongly advised to use your own real payee name in your AdSense account. In future, Google may implement their old policy that payee name can't be changed. If you use someone else's name as payee name, you may get stuck with that name if Google removes the option to change the payee name back to another name.

How to change payee name for AdSense wire transfer

With the new wire transfer payment system, Google allows you to create one or more payment profiles. Each payment profile includes the payee name and bank account details. As of now, Google allows you to specify any payee name and is not required to match the account holder's name. Only requirement is, the payee name must match the name in the bank account provided, otherwise the bank will reject the payment.

To change the payee name, all you have to do is, add a new form of payment with the new payee name and bank details and configure the wire transfer details.

Read how to configure wire transfer payment method for AdSense.

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Guest Author: Raj23 Jun 2014

Hi Tony Sir,
Is it possible now to receive payment of business account in an individual account?

Author: Tony John24 Jun 2014 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

AdSense business account and individual account are pretty much the same. It makes no difference for receiving payments. As long as the payee name used in AdSense matches the name in bank account to which the transfer is made, it will not be a problem.

Guest Author: Rajjaiswal15 Aug 2014

I sometime saw on a website adsense comes under slideup i want to know how it is possible.

Author: Prashant26 Mar 2015 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 3

Hi Dear,
Please Help Me to know About Payee Name
I Have Some Questions
What Exactly Is Payee Name

1- Is That The Name When I Apply For Adsense
2- The Name Under Personal Settings In Adsense Account
3- The Name In Payee Profile Under Payments Settings

I m So confuse about It Because I forget The Name which i mention during applying For It..

Author: Tony John26 Mar 2015 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1


Payee name is specified in the "Account holder name" field in Payment Settings. This is the name used in the bank account to which you want Google AdSense to transfer the money.

Author: Prashant26 Mar 2015 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

I have one more question about AdSense PIN verification.
This Is the last time when I made the request for PIN. After that have to verify by uploading Document. I Have Only One Document for Verification and that is Bank Statement - how much is the possibility of this document being accepted for verification?

Guest Author: Savita26 May 2018

I have a question. I hope you will guide me in a right way.

The Question is:-
My all ID proofs, Documents and Bank Account are with my first name only, But when I try to fill info for Adsense Account, it doesn't proceed without last name. So, I want to know what should I fill in the last name slot.
Country: India.

Any help will be highly appreciated.


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