Google Possibly Expanding Adwords Credit Card to Australia

October 15, 2012, Written By Lynn Oldshue

Google’s expansion of its Adwords Credit Card may not stop in the United States and the UK.

Australia may also be on the horizon.

A spokesman for Google Australia told The Australian Financial Review, “The US and UK are not the only countries where our advertisers face limited access to credit. Google is interested in using its financial resources to help advertisers with access to ample credit at attractive rates wherever possible.”

Last July, Google tested a program with 1,400 small businesses in the United States that allowed them the chance to pay for advertising on Google Adwords with a special Google credit card. Businesses could charge between $200 and $10,000 but it could only be spent on Google Adwords.

Last week, Google announced it was expanding the program to the United Kingdom, and expected to expand it to more businesses here in the United States later this month.

In the UK, Google will team up with Barclays and offer the card with a variable 11.9 percent APR. In the United States, the company will work with Comenity Capital Bank and continue to offer the card with an APR ranging from 8.99 percent to 18.99 percent, depending on your credit score. The cards have no annual fee.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of October 15, 2012. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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