Due to the long Adsense check clearing time, international Adsense publishers from countries such as Malaysia and Philippines had wished Google Adsense payment to be conducted via Paypal before. While that seems impossible with Google having their own Google Checkout system which is also a competitor for the Paypal service, a very good alternative has been provided to them.

On September 28, 2007, Google has made some regions to be eligible the Western Union Quick Cash Adsense payment option. Countries that are available for the method of payment are China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Romania, Philippines, Argentina, Chile. Peru, and Colombia. During the testing period last year, only certain publishers from those countries were selected to use the service but now it’s open to every publishers residing there.

Tell me what is Western Union Quick Cash?

Western Union Quick Cash is a payment method that allows you to receive your Adsense payment 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 Google Adsense’s normal payment schedule.

This means that you won’t have to wait for a check to arrive in the mail. Choosing to receive your payments by Western Union can also cut down on the bank fees and long clearing times associated with depositing checks. Depending on your WU agent, you can opt for the cash to be in your own country currency. Users in Malaysia can find the agent at Pos Malaysia, Bank Simpanan Nasional, RHB Bank, CIMB Bank and Bank Rakyat. Google officially announced that there are no services charges to withdraw person. All services charges will be absorbing by Google.

How to receive Adsense payment using Western Union Quick Cash?

Bring the following information with you:

  • Malaysian Identification Card (IC)
  • sender’s information: Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. Phone Number: 650-253-4000
  • amount of your payment, which you can find on your Payment History page
  • your unique MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) which you can find by clicking on the ‘details’ link next to the Payment Issued line on your Payment History page

When you go to the Western Union agent, please let them know that you would like to pick up a Quick Cash payment and fill up the yellow form (to receive) and not the green one (to send). Sender will be, First Name: Google Inc. Last name: empty. Additionally, please remember to pick up your Western Union payment within 35 days of the payment date, or the amount will be credited back to your AdSense account.

To learn more on how to utilize this payment method, you can check out some Google’s guides on their website.

My points: This is a great news because like some other Malaysian Adsense publishers before, I was irritated by the long check clearing time and eventually paid $24.00 processing fee to Google for Secured Express Delivery just for the sake of faster check delivery. Now with Western Union, time & money is saved. However, the maximum amount Google can send through Western Union at this moment is USD 2,800.00