How to pick up a Western Union Quick Cash AdSense payment?

How to pick up a Western Union Quick Cash AdSense payment?

The official Inside AdSense blog has just announced the WU Quick Cash payments. Those who are interested in getting their next AdSense payments via Western Union should take note of the following:

In order to pick up your payment by Western Union Quick Cash, please complete the following steps:

1. Visit to locate a Western Union Agent.

2. Call the Western Union Agent to confirm that they offer the Quick Cash service.

3. Bring the following information with you:

– a valid government-issued photo ID (Passport, Driver’s license, National ID etc)


– 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. 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. At the moment, this is only available in Argentina, Chile, China (Mainland), Colombia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, and Romania.

There’s a limit of $10,000 so if you’re getting more than that, you can’t use WU. Besides, if you’re at $10k a month, I’m sure you’re already a Premium Publisher with a dedicated AdSense Account Manager and receiving your cheques via UPS (commonly referred to as UPS Club Member).

Several local bloggers and publishers have known to have beta tested the WU Quick Cash for several months now. One of them is Noemi though she hasn’t written her experience about it. Mars Woo of Cebu also left a comment in my previous post about WU but he requested that I remove his URL from the comment.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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33 Responses

  1. thanks for the guidelines. i’d try this one time when my check has accumulated to enough amount already. :)

  2. marhgil says:

    i already opted for WU on my next payment. Will blog about my experience by the end of this month when I finally received the payment. ;)

  3. Eugene says:

    I’ve read that the name on the government-issued ID must match the payee name in Google’s database. Is it all right that the my ID has my middle name while my payee name doesn’t? :-)

  4. noemi says:

    @Eugene- before the Western Union payment was released, I received an email asking me to verify the name of the payee and change it if need be. Maybe you could add the middle initial. It will also help if you claim your payment in your suki bank because they will vouch for you when Western Union calls the bank to verify.

  5. I was also a beta tester for the Google Western Union Quick Cash since April 2007. It works great, it’s quick and easy! Very nice getting your cash in days rather than months waiting for the payment to arrive and clear in your Philippine bank account.

    I highly recommend the program!

  6. Thanks for the guide… will be waiting for my next Adsense payment on my suking WU branch.

  7. jedi says:

    WU is good, nakakatakot nga lang… It is still safer to receive your adsense earnings as check at mas safe sya pagtravel mo going to the bank.

  8. unique says:

    Earning $10K and above is not an absolute criteria to be a premium publisher.

  9. otoy says:

    just received my cheque courtesy of dhl…ill transfer into this program once i reach the total accumulated amount :)

  10. paul says:

    Abe, just a student here… WU doesnt issue pays with just a school id and reg form. What is the best id which is easy to gain? (postal id po ba?)

  11. mikko says:

    I also liked Google’s decision to coordinate with Western Union. At least now, horror stories of lost checks would be minimized. It’s a duo of security and speed. ;D

  12. yuga says:

    @ unique, yup, you’re correct there.

    @ paul, you can try getting a Student Driver’s License, a Philippine Passport and a Postal ID.

  13. SlackeR says:

    I’ve been using western union even before adsense was ever introduced you can usually get the money within minutes and depending on the payout center you are going to cashout you can get it in dollars so you have options to exchange your dollar to peso at a friendly price.

    Anyway anyone have news on how much this will cost? Last I heard it was only $14 per transaction.

    This is one big help for local publishers… Atlast speed and security..

  14. a very smart move from google
    now, i can get my earnings more faster.
    no need to wait for weeks.
    thanks Google!!!!

  15. Aja Lapus says:

    How many gov’t IDs are required? If I may ask… :D

    Thanks in advance!

  16. otoy says:

    just tried it a few weeks ago :) thanks google!

  17. SlackeR says:

    Can you check the status of the payment on westernunion’s website? What would be the first and the last name?

    I have my MTCN number already but cannot verify if its ready for pickup

  18. @slacker – if you have ur MTCN, then, its ready for pick up :P

  19. waway says:

    where can i see mtcn in my account

  20. on your payment history, choose your latest payment month “payment issued” click “details”
    thats it, you can see the payment date, Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount.

  21. SoNn says:

    Picking up payments via GE Money Bank sucks. :D

  22. Quran says:

    yesterday i picked my payment from western union. it was really great and easy.

  23. John says:

    i just received my adsense payment from western union yesterday. it was really simple and easy.

  24. Roee says:

    it is really east to receive money with wu.

  25. Dame says:

    i am exited my first payment coming today.

  26. winzter143 says:

    How to know when the payment already arrived?

  27. Manolo says:

    I would just like to ask if Western Union will still allow me to get my payments if my Payee name doesn’t match EXACTLY my IDs. The only difference is that I misplaced the roman numerals on the Payee name. I placed it after my last name… it’s supposed to be after my First name.. and I also did not include my middle name to my payee name.. which is in my IDs. I would really appreciate it if you would respond to this.. thanks!

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