Understand Google charges on your bank statement (2024)

Important: If you think a charge was made by Google in error, file a dispute.

Find charges for Google products

When you buy something from Google, you’ll find a charge on your account that starts with "GOOGLE*" and ends with the Google product or another descriptor.

Here’s how some common Google purchases might appear on your bank statement.

Tip: Some of these descriptors may appear shortened.

Statement item Google product


Chile only

Google Ads


Colombia only

Google Ads


Android (Autofill)


Google Chrome (Autofill)

GOOGLE *{Company} Google Play Store for Apps
GOOGLE *Commerce Ltd Google Play Music
GOOGLE *{Developer} Google Play Store for Apps


Japan only

Google Play Store for Apps
GOOGLE *Devices Google Store
GOOGLE *Google, Inc. Google Play Music
GOOGLE *Google Music Google Play Music
GOOGLE *Google Play Google Play Movies & TV
GOOGLE *Google Storage Google Drive
GOOGLE *Google Store Google Store
GOOGLE *Google Surveys Google Analytics
GOOGLE *GoogleShopping Google Shopping
GOOGLE *GPAY TEMP GPay (Pay Online with GPay)
GOOGLE *Music Google Play Music
GOOGLE* Google Storage Google One

GOOGLE *Play Store

Chile only

Google Play Store for Apps

GOOGLE *Youtube

Chile only


Colombia only

GOOGLE *Play Credit Google Play gift cards and other transfers to a Google Play balance
GOOGLE *Play Newsstand Google Play Newsstand
GOOGLE *PROJECT FI Google Project Fi
YouTube TV
GOOGLE WORKSPACE {first_7_letters_of_domain_name} Google Workspace
GOOGLE STORE {store_location} Google Store
GOOGLE *Voice Google Voice
GOOGLE *WALLET Google Wallet
GOOGLE *YouTube Videos YouTube Movies

Pending transactions

When you use a payment method through a Google service, during a purchase or with autofill on Chrome, you may find a charge on your account with the descriptor GOOGLE *TEMPORARY HOLD. This is a pending charge performed to verify that your card account is valid. When the transaction goes through, the hold will go away.

Find charges for non-Google products

When you buy from a retailer other than Google, the charge will appear with the retailer’s brand. If you have questions about the charge, contact the retailer.

Understand Google charges on your bank statement (2024)


What is a Google charge on my bank statement? ›

When you buy something from Google, you'll find a charge on your account that starts with "GOOGLE*" and ends with the Google product or another descriptor. Here's how some common Google purchases might appear on your bank statement. Tip: Some of these descriptors may appear shortened. GOOGLE *Google, Inc.

How does Google payments show on bank statement? ›

Point of sale Google Pay transactions will be marked with a 'D' alongside the exiting 'C' for contactless marker. In-app Google Pay transactions, a 'D' will appear on your statement. The four digits shown are the last 4 digits of Google Pay account number.

How do I find out what a Google charge is for? ›

Find your Google purchase history
  1. Go to payments.google.com.
  2. Click Activity.
  3. To get more info, select a transaction.

What does Google Play show up as on bank statement? ›

Check if charges are from Google Play

On your billing statement, check how the charges appear. All Google Play purchases will appear on your statement, under the following names: "GOOGLE*App developer name" (for Android apps)

How to find Google subscriptions? ›

Find your purchases, reservations & subscriptions
  1. Open your device's Settings app and tap Google. Manage your Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Payments & subscriptions.
  3. Tap Manage purchases, Manage subscriptions, or Manage reservations.
  4. To see more details, select an item. Here, you can take actions, like:

How do I find out where a charge came from? ›

What if there's an unknown charge?
  1. Review your receipts. Review all your receipts from the date associated with the unknown transaction to see if you can find the purchase.
  2. Search the merchant name. ...
  3. Check with any authorized users. ...
  4. Talk to the merchant directly.
Jan 31, 2024

What is Google transactions? ›

On the Google Wallet website, you can view payments, purchases, and other transactions that you made with Google Pay. Examples include: Contactless payments made with your Android device. Virtual card transactions made online (US only) Transactions from Plaid linked accounts (US only)

What is the $2.00 Google Services charge? ›

Why does Google charge $1-2 on a credit card? A routine validation procedure occurs upon creating a Google Payments account for your initial purchase or adding a new card to your payments account. Typically, a nominal pre-authorization charge is around $1 or $2.

Does Google charge a monthly fee? ›

With Google Checkout, there are no monthly, setup, or gateway service fees. An additional 1% fee will be assessed on transactions where the merchant's country is different from the buyer's billing country.

Why do I have a $1 Google Services charge? ›

If you just created a Google Pay account to make your first purchase or added a new card to your Google Pay account, you may see a $1 charge. This is to make sure your card is valid. It'll be removed and you won't be charged.

What does Google charge for in app purchases? ›

You pay only 15% app store commission for IAPs up to $1m/y. You pay a 30% commission on IAPs after $1m/y.

Why am I getting charged 7.99 for Google Play? ›

If you have a Google Account, check your account to see if someone has been using your phone to place orders or if you have a subscription that you forgot about. If you don't have a Google Account or if nothing shows up in your order history, someone has stolen your credit card information.

Is Google Play the same as my Google Account? ›

Google Play is one of the features of a Google Account. It allows you to install apps onto your Android device and now selected Chromebooks. A Google Account enables access to the following: Gmail.

How can I stop Google taking money from my bank account? ›

Go to payments.google.com Settings. Under “Payments profile status,” select Close payments profile.

How do I stop a Google transaction? ›

You can also cancel some payments.
  1. Step 1: Check if the transaction is complete. A transaction can't be disputed until it's complete. ...
  2. Step 2: Check if the transaction was made by someone you know. ...
  3. Step 3: Dispute or report an unauthorized payment.

Why do I have a pending charge from Google? ›

It occurs frequently after making a purchase or beginning a free or discounted subscription. It's a precaution Google takes to complete debit or credit card authorization and avoid any fraudulent payment methods. Also, before approving a purchase, check whether there is enough money in your bank account.


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