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Set up banking information

To receive payments from Apple, you need to enter electronic banking information. The information you provide should apply to your own bank, not an intermediary or correspondent bank, and should have its own routing number.

You may be required to provide additional documentation to receive payments in certain countries or regions. If an Apple banking partner needs more documentation, they’ll reach out to you directly. If you’d like us to verify that it is a legitimate request from an Apple banking partner before sending them your documents, contact us. Note that Apple may also request additional information or documentation.

Your banking information processing will not be complete until you have submitted the required tax forms for your paid agreement.

Required role: Legal, Admin, or Finance. Learn more about users and access.

Add bank information

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, click Agreements.
  2. Click “Set Up Tax, Banking, and Contacts Info” or Podcasts.
  3. Under Bank Accounts, click Add Bank Account.
  4. Fill in the required fields:
    • Name: Enter a nickname for your bank.
    • Bank Country or Region: Select the country or region where your bank is based.
    • Bank Account Currency: Choose the primary currency of the bank account.
    • Routing Number: Enter your bank’s routing number, SWIFT code, bank code, or BIC. Or you can look up your bank by clicking the link. You can search by bank name, city, or postal code. Not all branch locations are available in Apple Podcasts Connect. Select a branch using your bank code for your account if you don’t see your branch location listed.
    • IBAN: Enter your International Bank Account Number (IBAN) if applicable. An IBAN is used for payments to bank accounts in Europe and certain other countries.
    • Account Number: Enter the bank account for the legal entity or individual responsible for the Podcasts agreement.
    • Account Holder Name: Enter the name on your bank account held at your financial institution. The name should be entered exactly as it appears on your bank account or your payment may be rejected.
    • Account Holder Type: Choose whether the account belongs to an Individual or a Corporation.
    • Account Type: Choose whether your bank account is a Checking or Savings.
    • Address: Enter the bank account holder’s address.
  5. Depending on your bank country, additional fields may be required.
  6. Select the box to confirm you certify the information provided is correct.
  7. Click Add.

When an Admin, Finance, or Legal user initiates a change, other Legal users on the account receive an email asking them to review the updated information in Apple Podcasts Connect. Once a Legal user approves, the change will be processed. If you only have one user on your account, or if the change was initiated by the sole Legal user on your account, this approval is not required.

  1. In the Agreements tab, click the ellipses in the Action column.
  2. Click Approve Bank Changes.
  3. In the dialog, review the changes, then click Approve. Click Reject if you do not want to add this bank account.

The Banking tab of Agreements, Tax, and Banking shows your active and former bank account information.

If your banking information is still processing after 24 hours, verify whether you need to complete additional tax forms.

Edit bank information

Bank information can be edited at any time, unless we’re still processing previous changes you made. You can edit your current account, replace it with a new account, or replace it with an account you’ve used previously. Allow 24 hours for changes to be processed.

Note that banking updates made while payments are processing will be applied to your future payments, during the next month’s payment cycle.

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, click Agreements.
  2. In the Agreements tab, click Podcasts.
  3. Under Bank Accounts, click Edit.
  4. Choose the appropriate action and make your changes.
  5. Click Save or Submit to complete your edits.

If you have more than one user on your account, you are required to have secondary approval to update bank account information. All Legal users on your account will receive an email requesting they approve this change. A Legal user can approve the change by completing the following steps:

  1. In the Agreements tab, click the ellipses in the Action column.
  2. Click Approve Bank Changes.
  3. In the dialog, review the changes, then click Approve. Click Reject if you do not want to add this bank account.

Delete bank information

You can’t delete a bank account if it’s in use, but you can delete an account you’ve previously used:

  1. In Apple Podcasts Connect, click Agreements.
  2. Select Banking.
  3. Hover over the account you want to delete and click the red Delete button on the far right side of the page.
  4. Select Delete to confirm.

Common banking questions

Can I receive payments to multiple banks?

No, you may only have one bank selected to receive payments.

Why am I getting a “Please enter valid bank account number” error message?

Some bank account numbers have leading zeros. Be sure to include all leading zeroes when entering your banking information on Apple Podcasts Connect. Your bank account number and your IBAN are two separate numbers. Don’t enter your IBAN into the bank account number field.