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Ways to Top Up Your Wirex and E-Coin Account

March 16, 2016 3:25 pm Published by

We just released the ‘buy bitcoin’ function. You can now securely buy bitcoin with Wirex/E-Coin through bank transfers, alternative payment methods (APMs) and PayPal. We have banking partners around the world that offer easy and low-cost transfers so we can provide you with a convenient way to buy bitcoin. Below we list all the alternative payment methods we support and the local banks we partner with. For more instructions, please visit our buy bitcoin tutorial here.

FAQ

Q: What do I need in order to buy bitcoin from Wirex?

A: You need an account and a Wirex/E-Coin debit card before you can buy bitcoin. Cards are available in virtual and plastic. Click here to open an account and here to learn how to get a Wirex card. Redeem you first card for free from these links: Android | iOS.

You need a verified Wirex / E-Coin account to buy bitcoins with funds transfer and APMs. Here’s how to verify your account.

You can also register and get your own cards from the Wirex app: Android | iOS

Q: How do I buy bitcoin from Wirex?

A: You can buy bitcoin in all the countries that we support . We support bank transfers from anywhere (internationally) and in 68 countries (domestically), through big banks such as Barclays and many more. We also support alternative payment methods, including Alipay, Qiwi, eKonto and many others. Please check the Alternative Payment Methods and Bank Transfer sections below for a complete list of countries, currencies and fees. Please see the step-by-step tutorial on how to buy bitcoin here.

You can also buy bitcoin with PayPal. For list of countries and step-by-step guide, please click here.

Q: What is the minimum amount of bitcoin I can purchase?

A: The minimum amount is 0.01 BTC.

Q: Where can I buy bitcoin from?

A: You can buy bitcoin from any country we serve (the list of supported countries). Accounts can be funded through international bank transfers and alternative payment methods. We support quick domestic bank transfers in 68 countries. See the list of alternative payment methods and countries that are also supported. You will find the list of countries, banks and APMs that Wirex/E-Coin supports below.

You can also buy bitcoin with PayPal. For list of countries and step-by-step guide, please click here.

Q: What are your fees?

A:  We do not charge any fees for topping up your debit cards via Bank Transfer or Alternative Payment Methods, but our partner banks do charge for using their infrastructure.

Bank Fees

Direct bank transfers will incur bank charges. You can find the fees in the table below.

Currency USD EUR GBP
Fee $3.00 €2.75 £2.00

Mind your own bank may have additional charges, please check this information with your bank’s representatives.

Alternative Payment Methods

Our bank charges transaction of adding funds via Alternative Payment Methods of about 3%.

Depending on your country and selected payment method, you might be charged an additional fee taken by the payment system itself.

Countries Payment Method Cardholder Fees
Belgium Mistercash 2.25% + £0.50
2.25% + $0.75
2.25% + €0.75
China Alipay 3.50%
Czech Republic eKonto 2.50%
Estonia Banklink 2.50%
Finland euTeller 2.25%
Germany GiroPay 3.00%
Hungary Abaqoos 3.75%
Netherlands iDeal £0.60
$0.90
€0.90
Poland P24 3.00%
Russia Qiwi 4.00%
Slovakia Sporopay 2.00% + £0.25
2.00% + $0.50
2.00% + €0.50

 

Bank Transfers

Country Bank’s name Currency
Andorra Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Anguilla Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Antigua and Barbuda Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Argentina Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Australia Commonwealth Bank AUD
Australia St. George Bank Limited AUD
Austria Deutsche Handelsbank EUR
Austria ING Bank Austria EUR
Austria RZB – Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich Aktiengesellschaft EUR
Belgium BNP Paribas Fortis (Fortis Bank SA – NV) USD, EUR
Belgium Deutsche Handelsbank EUR
Belgium ING Bank EUR
Brazil Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Bulgaria Unicredit Bulbank BGN, EUR
Canada Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
China Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Croatia Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Cyprus Laiki Bank Bank of Cyprus Public Limited Company Ltd EUR
Czech Republic Ceska Sporitelna (CSAS) CZK
Czech Republic Raiffeisen BanK CZK
Denmark Danske Bank A/S DKK
Denmark Nordea Bank Finland PLC DKK
Denmark Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken DKK
Dominica Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Ecuador Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Estonia AS SEB Pank EUR
Faroe Islands Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Finland Nordea Bank EUR
Finland Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken EUR
France ABN Amro (Nederland) NV EUR
France Deutsche Handelsbank EUR
French Guiana Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Germany Deutsche Handelsbank EUR
Germany Sparkasse KolnBonn EUR
Gibraltar Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Greenland Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Grenada Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Guadeloupe Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Hong Kong Royal Bank of Scotland Plc HKD
Hungary K&H Bank RT EUR, HUF
Iceland Arion Bank hf ISK
Ireland Barclays Bank Plc EUR
Italy Deutsche Handelsbank EUR
Italy ING Bank NV EUR
Latvia Swedbank As Latvia EUR
Liechtenstein Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Lithuania Nordea Bank Finland Lithuania Branch EUR
Luxembourg Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Malaysia The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad MYR
Malta Bank of Valletta p.l.c EUR
Martinique Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Monaco Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Montenegro Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Netherlands ABN Amro (Nederland) NV EUR
Netherlands Deutsche Bank Nederland NV EUR
Netherlands Rabobank Netherlands EUR
New Zealand Westpac NZD NZD
Norway Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken NOK
Philippines Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Poland Bank BPH S.A. EUR
Poland Bank PEKAO SA PLN
Poland Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. EUR, PLN
Portugal Barclays Bank plc EUR
Portugal Novo Banco S.A EUR
Romania Raiffeisen Bank S.A RON
Russia Trade Finance Bank RUB
Saint Kitts and Nevis Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Saint Lucia Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Saint Martin (French part) Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
San Marino Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Serbia Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Singapore DBS Bank Ltd. SGD
Slovakia Slovenska Sporitelna EUR
Slovenia Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Spain Deutsche Handelsbank EUR
Spain La Caixa EUR
Sweden Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken EUR, SEK
Switzerland THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND N.V CHF
Thailand Royal Bank of Scotland N.V THB
Turkey Yap Kredi Bankasi AS Apple TRY
Turks and Caicos Islands Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Ukraine Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
Great Britain Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
British Virgin Islands Barclays Bank PLC SGD, GBP, MXN, NZD, SEK, EUR, JPY
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