The credit limit is a negative personal account balance. The credit limit is the implementation of a postpaid usage model for Yandex Cloud. In other words, this is the limit after which Yandex Cloud can:
- Require that you settle your arrears before the reporting period.
- Suspend your use of resources.
Your credit limit is valid for 1 month.
The credit limit is only valid when you select a bank card as your payment method. If you do, you will receive an email notification when you reach your limit, and an attempt will be made to debit your card to cover what you owe.
The credit limit amount and the total arrears when you are blocked may be different, since access to resources is not suspended immediately. The fact that you have a credit limit set does not guarantee that you will not spend over your limit.
Credit limit amount
The credit limit amount is calculated individually and depends on a combination of factors, including:
- Billing account type.
- Amount for resources consumed.
- Your financial standing.
You can find information about the credit limit amount in the management console.
Activating a credit limit
The credit limit is activated automatically after you switch to the paid version and the first reporting period ends.
Using a credit limit
The credit limit can only be used if you don't have a grant and your personal account balance is zero. If you use the credit limit, you go into arrears as your personal account balance falls below zero.
If you are using a bank account to pay for Yandex Cloud resources, a credit limit will not apply.
We recommend that you track spending on your personal account and top up the balance so that it is always positive. If your personal account balance exceeds the credit limit amount and you fail to pay your arrears before the deadline stipulated in the agreement, Yandex Cloud reserves the right to change the status of your personal account to SUSPENDED. For more information, see the sections Billing cycle and Payment methods.