How do I buy crypto with GBP or EUR Instant Transfers via Open Banking?

Blockchain.com Wallet users in eligible regions can now instantly deposit EUR or GBP to their wallets and buy crypto with Instant Transfers via Open Banking (EUR currently supported in AT, DE, FR, IE, IT, NL, and GBP supported in GB).

Many banks do not charge a fee for these types of transfers, so they can be great for quick, cost-effective transfers (please check with your bank regarding any transfer fees). When linking a bank account with Opening Banking , please only link a current or savings account to avoid potential transfer reversals or other complications. Please see the important information at the end of this article for details.

If you wish to make a deposit but not yet place an order, please see the Instant Transfer deposit instructions here.

Linking your bank account

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  1. First, select Buy/Sell Crypto.
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  2. Next, choose which cryptocurrency you would like to purchase.
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  3. Enter the amount you would like to purchase and click Add Payment Method.
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  4. Select Link a Bank.
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  5. Choose your bank from the list of major banks, or use the search bar to search for your bank.
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  6. After selecting your bank, read the important linking details and press Approve.
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  7. After clicking Approve, if you are using the Blockchain.com mobile wallet you will be taken to your bank's mobile app (if installed and supported) or your bank's website. Please log into your banking account, select your desired account, and approve the connection. The exact process will vary depending on your bank.

    If you are using the web wallet, you will have two options: 
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    Use your phone's camera to scan the QR code, to be taken to your mobile banking app or banking website on your phone. Or, click "Continue in Browser," and your bank's website will open in a new browser tab. Whether via app or web, please log into your bank account and approve the connection. The exact process will vary depending on your bank.

    When you see this screen, return to your wallet to complete the linking process:

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  8. Wait up to 2 minutes for your account to link. Please do not go back or close the window.
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  9. Congratulations, your bank account is linked! To make a purchase from your linked bank account, press Continue. If your account was not successfully linked, please see this article for more information.
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Complete your purchase

  1. Confirm your order details and press Next.
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  2. Review the payment details and press Approve.
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  3. After clicking Approve, if you are using the Blockchain.com mobile wallet you will be taken to your bank's mobile app (if installed and supported) or your bank's website. Please log into your banking account and approve the payment. The exact process will vary depending on your bank.

    If you are using the web wallet, you will have two options: 
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    Use your phone's camera to scan the QR code, to be taken to your mobile banking app or banking website on your phone. Or, click "Continue in Browser," and your bank's website will open in a new browser tab. Whether via app or web, please log into your bank account and approve the payment. The exact process will vary depending on your bank.

    When you see this screen, return to your wallet to complete your order:

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  4. Congratulations, your order is complete!
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    The crypto you purchased will be in your Trading Account, where you can hold it, sell it, or Swap it. You will not be able to send or withdraw these funds for up to 3 days.

**Please note:

-The bank you link must have a matching legal first & last name as your Blockchain.com account. 

-Crypto purchased via Instant Transfer cannot be withdrawn from the Wallet for 3 days, nor can the equivalent value of any assets into which this crypto is Swapped or Sold.

-If you're unsure of your bank account status or transfer limitations, please check with your bank representative to be sure your account supports Open Banking.

-Please make sure you have sufficient funds in your bank account to prevent a bank overdraft fee.

 

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