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Adding or editing a payment method

You can add a payment method to your account or update your account's existing payment method at any time.

You can pay for GitHub with a credit card or with a PayPal account. When you update your payment method for your account's GitHub subscription, your new payment method is automatically added to your other subscriptions for paid products.

We don't provide invoicing or support purchase orders for personal accounts. We email receipts monthly or yearly on your account's billing date. If your company, country, or accountant requires your receipts to provide more detail, you can also add extra information to your receipts.

Updating your personal account's payment method

  1. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Billing and plans, then click Plans and usage.

  2. At the top of the page, click Payment information .

    Screenshot of the summary section of the billing settings page for a personal account. A link, labeled "Payment information", is highlighted with an orange outline.

  3. If your account has existing billing information that you want to update, click Edit.

    Screenshot of the "Payment information" section. Next to "Billing information", a link, labeled "Edit", is highlighted with an orange outline.

  4. Under "Billing information", complete the form, then click Save.

  5. If your account has an existing payment method that you want to update, click Edit.

    Screenshot of the "Payment method" section. Next to "Payment method", a link, labeled "Edit", is outlined in dark orange.

  6. Under "Payment method", choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal.

  7. Complete the payment information form, then click Submit.

Updating your organization's payment method

Organization owners and billing managers can access or change billing settings for an organization.

If your organization is outside of the US or if you're using a corporate checking account to pay for GitHub, PayPal could be a helpful method of payment.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Screenshot of GitHub's account menu showing options for users to view and edit their profile, content, and settings. The menu item "Settings" is outlined in dark orange.

  2. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Organizations.

  3. Next to the organization, click Settings.

  4. If you are an organization owner, in the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Billing and plans.

  5. At the top of the page, click Payment information .

    Screenshot of the summary section of the billing settings page for an organization. A link, labeled "Payment information", is highlighted with an orange outline.

  6. If your account has an existing credit card that you want to update, click New Card. Screenshot of the "Payment method" section. Below some card details, a link, labeled "New Card", is highlighted with an orange outline.

  7. Under "Payment method", choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal.

  8. Complete the payment information form, then click Submit.