SHARE
← Back to articles
SHARE

Fund your Wirex card with a range of payment options

April 9, 2018 11:42 am Published by

When you sign up for a free Wirex account, you’re instantly issued a virtual payment card. Verifying your account usually takes a few minutes. Then you’re ready to fund your card with a variety of payment methods – all from your phone.

Convert fiat (regular money) to Bitcoin using Wirex’s free exchange, then save, spend, send or sell as you wish. No technical knowledge required at any point. The Wirex app is intuitive and super easy to use.

Alternatively. you can keep a fiat balance on your card just like you would with a bank account. Securely save, spend or transfer to family and friends anywhere in the world. For free.

Not only does this eliminate the usual bank fees, it also provides you with a backup plan in case a financial crisis happens.

Currency accounts are, for now, only available in GBP. Virtual payment cards are available in GBP, EUR, and USD. GBP accounts have an account number and sort code, while EUR and USD accounts are shown as card balances.

Our payment options currently include:

Bank Transfer

UK residents can connect a bank account and transfer funds using the FPS (Fast Payments System.)

Residents of other European countries can likewise connect a bank account and deposit funds via the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area.)

Credit and Debit Card

Link any 3D secure bank card to your Wirex account. Card deposits are limited to £1,000 per transaction. Your payment details are always secure and we never store sensitive personal information.

Bitcoin

Deposit Bitcoin into your account from another wallet. Store Bitcoin in your wallet or convert it into fiat.

Altcoins

Fund your account with altcoins such as Ethereum, Litecoin, and Monero via our Shapeshift integration. Multi-coin wallets are coming soon, with Litecoin available now

No Exchange Limit

There’s no limit on the amount of crypto you can buy in one day. The maximum fiat balance is £7500 (or $10,000) but you’re free to deposit multiple times.  If, for example, you wished to buy £10,000 worth of Bitcoin, this would just take two deposits – one of £7500 and one of £2500.

 

To Ethereum and beyond

Cypherpunks rejoice – we’ve finally added Ethereum to our expanding portfolio of cryptocurrency wallets! The new Wirex Ethereum wallet allows you to buy, sell and store Ether (ETH). Exclusive to Wirex, you can also instantly convert it into GBP, EUR or USD to spend in-store and online using your Wirex Payment Card. A brief history… View Article

Wirex earns FCA e-money licence

There is some big news at Wirex. We are more than proud to announce that we were granted a UK Financial Conduct Authority e-money licence on the 21st of August! Wirex Limited is only the third crypto-friendly company in the world to have been granted this licence. The FCA was formed to protect consumers, enhance… View Article

A Ripple at Wirex

Introducing the Ripple wallet! You can now buy, sell, exchange and deposit Ripple (XRP) using the Wirex App. We’re the only digital money platform that lets you exchange and spend Ripple like traditional currency – in-store and online. Update your Wirex app now and start using the XRP wallet straight away. What is Ripple? Ripple… View Article

Wirex May Roundup

May was another action-packed month for Wirex. We updated the app further to give you the best possible platform. We launched the first part of our rewards programme, hosted a launch party for the new Wirex payment card, introduced brand new products and made improvements to our existing products. In case you missed it (or… View Article