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How to buy traditional and cryptocurrency with a credit or debit card

Adding funds to your Wirex account with a credit or debit card is a quick and easy way to get started. In this guide, we'll show you how to add funds to your Wirex account using your credit or debit card. 

Step 1: Open the Wirex app 

First, open the Wirex app on your mobile device and log in to your account. 

Step 2: Choose a currency to top up 

Once you're logged in, you can choose your preferred currency to add funds by clicking on "Add Funds" from the home screen or navigating to “Accounts” -> “Choose account” -> “Add Funds”. Wirex provides various options including cryptocurrencies, traditional currencies, and stablecoins.

Step 3: Select your linked card or link a new card 

Next, select the linked card that you want to use to make your purchase. If you haven't linked your card to your Wirex account yet, you'll need to do that first. To link a new card, simply follow the instructions in the app. 

Step 4: Enter the amount  

Once you've selected your card, enter the amount of that currency that you want to purchase. You can choose from a variety of currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD (depending on location), or cryptocurrencies such as BTC, LTC, and ETH. 

Step 5: Review the details and confirm payment 

After you've entered the amount you want to spend, review the details to make sure everything is correct. Once you're satisfied, click the "Add Funds" button to proceed with the payment. 

Step 6: Confirm the purchase with 3DS 

To finalise the purchase, you may need to confirm the transaction using 3DS (3-D Secure). This is an extra layer of security provided by your bank to protect against fraud. Simply follow the instructions in the app to complete the 3DS verification process. 

Please note that if you have not completed the card verification process, there will be a temporary reduction in your daily limits. To fully access all Wirex’s features, please ensure that your card is verified. Please refer to the How to verify a linked card and increase funding limits guide for further details. 

That's it! With just a few simple steps, you can easily buy cryptocurrency with your credit or debit card using the Wirex app. And with the security features of Wirex, you can be sure that your transaction is safe and secure. 

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