Finally a good news for the adsense publishers in India, as Google has taken the wire transfer payment from beta to the official stage and you can now receive the funds directly to your bank account, without having to wait for a big period, ranging from one to three weeks from the time it is processed. There is a small fee charged for this, ranging from Rs. 56 to Rs. 116, but that won’t hurt much and the EFT payments would be made from next month itself.
For that to happen, you will have to hold the payment for the next cycle, by going into the payment settings and this has to be done before the processing for the next month happens – 16th March 2014. Here is how you can go to your Payment settings and change it to hold the payments.
In the Payments section, click on Payment settings and under that, the last option – Self-hold is to be checked. Click on edit self-hold.
Under the self-hold section, check the option Hold payments and click on Apply.
Once the setting is done, you would see a message Self-hold applied; payments now held. and for now, this is the only way you will know that you have made your account set for the EFT wire transfer payments, the actual settings for which you would seeing later on.
Check below for the official announcement made by the Adsense team on the Product forums.
Hello AdSense publishers in India!
We’re excited to let you know that we’ll soon be improving the payments process in India and use a faster, more reliable, and secure alternative to cheque payments. As part of upgrading your account to our new payments system, we are replacing cheque payments with U.S. Dollar international wire transfers. We think you’ll find this to be a major improvement over cheque payments, and we welcome your feedback to let us know how this changes your payment experience. Publishers participating in our recent wire transfer beta testing report minimal fees (typically Rs. 56/- to Rs. 110/-, approximately $0.90 to $1.78) and favorable exchange rates on these transactions. You’ll benefit from receiving these payments in your bank account automatically, saving you from a trip to the bank.
I’d like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to opt-in to wire transfer payments for the upcoming March scheduled payment. If you would like to receive this update on your account now, apply a “self-hold” to your payments. You can find this feature within the “payment settings” options. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be upgrading accounts in India with a payment self-hold to our new payments system. To be eligible for this month’s payment cycle, please make this preference change prior to Sunday, 16 March, 06:00 (AM) IST.
(Read the entire announcement here)
The Google AdSense Team