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Wirex currency accounts almost here!

January 26, 2018 4:00 pm Published by

In just a few short sweet weeks from today, Wirex will introduce the most advanced crypto-friendly personal finance platform in operation worldwide.

Features will be released a step at a time over several weeks and months — with a stunning road-map for the future.

Regular Wirex app-users who provide feedback on the new services will be granted priority access to each new feature release, including crypto investment tools, new crypto wallets, and plastic card availability.

Yes! Let me know the moment Currency Accounts are available

The first Wirex currency account available will be based in the UK — available to dozens of countries around the world — with a British account number and sort-code, 100% secure and fully registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

This is an incredibly exciting moment for cryptocurrency enthusiasts who need crypto-friendly personal finance services including real debit cards (not prepaid cards).

Designated account number & sort code

Receive deposits to your Wirex account from third parties (clients, employers, friends, etc) or you can make deposits from other bank accounts of your own.

Deposits are available from UK local bank transfer, and IBAN transfer is available for international deposits. Withdrawal options will be added in the next phase of roll-out, along with additional currency accounts and different funding options.

Linked with a real debit card

Your new Wirex account comes with a free virtual payment card so you can make online payments with ease.

It’s not a prepaid card. It’s a real debit card. Which means lower fees and higher limits. If money is in your account, it’s immediately available on your Wirex card too. No top-up or loading necessary.

The plastic Wirex Contactless Cards will soon (hopefully) enter the manufacturing process so we’ll have updates on those soon for account holders.

Securely manage your money

With our hybrid crypto-friendly personal finance solution in place, you can sleep with ease knowing your money is secure. With a growing dedicated security team, we’ll have extra measures in place to ensure we are working hard and smart to protect your money. Furthermore, our new cards will be Verified by Visa (3D secure) to improve the security of online payments.

We’ll be gradually rolling out multi-currency features to enable you more flexibility to control your money. And with a Wirex account you’ll have higher limits for buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as we add more crypto wallets to our platform.

Available in dozens of countries worldwide

Opening an account is easy. Log in to your Wirex account (mobile or desktop) and request a FREE virtual card. Your card will be created along with your new currency account.

This feature will be made available to individual Wirex account holders in batches based on the support team’s capacity to confirm the accounts.

As soon as the personal finance services are available in your country, you’ll receive notice by email and in the new app message centre announcing ‘Account Access Granted’.

A list of currently available countries will be confirmed as soon as the currency account services are released.

If your existing Wirex account is already verified, we’ll set up the currency account and notify you once it’s ready.

If your Wirex account is not yet customer verified, simply submit your documents (proof of ID and address) and our new verification process will take between a couple of hours and a couple of days to get you approved.

Verification is a vital first step in being given access to the personal finance features, so we encourage you to go through the verification process now so that you’re positioned at the front of the queue when we begin our public advertising campaign for new accounts soon.

That’s all we’re saying for now

We know you must have a tonne of questions. Join our waiting list and you’ll be the first in line for the latest updates as our 2018 road-map of features is rolled-out.

Yes! Let me know the moment Currency Accounts are available

Until now, it’s been tough (and rather complex) to buy, store, and spend any form of cryptocurrency. The crypto community has been hoping for a solution to the financial and legal barriers.

Our entire team of designers, developers, compliance, content, and legal department are hard at work putting the final touches onto a platform that unites our new world of cryptocurrency with the traditional systems of everyday personal financing.

Visit the Wirex customer community forum below and help support the global conversation for cryptocurrency adoption.

Notable Replies

  • Ripplecopter

    These are so good news!
    Wirex is the most reliable service of his kind, That’s for sure!

  • ronni_nielsen

    Real good News looking forward for the new wirex bank service, it can only be good since wirex have done this good Thing for us thank you wirex

  • Fredo

    Question: Can I fund and store Bitcoin on the account and when I use the debit card then Bitcoins are simply debited with the current exchange rate?

    Or, do I need to fund Bitcoins then convert them into GBP or EUR in your web app before I can spend them with a debit card?

  • davehartley

    This is fantastic news. Just one quick question will these accounts be available for Businesses (i.e. UK registered Limited Companies??).

    My mining business is incorporated, and I do have a business bank facility, however, I fear the risk of the account being suspended as soon as they get any whiff of Cryptocurrency. So far I have managed to keep the BTC transactions completely separate from the bank and all the bank sees are SEPA/Faster Payments in £ hitting the account. I need the reassurance of a dedicated Business banking facility that has no issues with Crypto.

    I have complete faith in Wirex, they served me well when I mined as a sole trader and the recent Wavecrest farce proves that we all have a uphill battle to get legitimate crypto currency facilities in place as soon as possible.

    Keep up the great work Wirex :+1::+1::+1::+1:

  • davehartley

    Just one further question regarding the new bank accounts.
    Will the Accounts still be available to UK residents following Brexit?

  • LostInJapan

    Excellent news, looking forward to this!!

    Will it be possible to sell BTC and have the proceeds put immediately into my Wirex bank account and then send that cash instantly to my UK-based Lloyds account?

  • pta2002

    Will this mean that cards will now require verification?

  • Ajbbarcamad

    Good question. If it’s a straight debit of bitcoin at the currrent exchange price that would be really useful.

  • Mike

    From what I understood no, you can still have an unverified account and get a virtual card but without a bank account linked to it.
    Watch the video in the weekly community update which can be found here

  • pta2002

    That’s good news. Thanks.

  • Tony

    Will they be VISA cards? MasterCard? Something else? Cause VISA isn’t fond of cryptocurrencies and might do the same in the future.

  • Mike

    As far as I am concerned, MasterCard cut all ties with all companies offering direct cryptocurrency exchange to fiat which can be used with a MasterCard prepaid back in October 2017.
    Visa didn’t show too many signs that they would just dump all companies which are offering cryptocurrency exchange to fiat that can be used through their system.
    If that would have been the case companies like mona.**(domain extension/last 2 letters of the company name censored so comment wouldn’t be flagged as advertisement for rival company) wouldn’t have a contract with Visa anymore(Company given as an example is offering Visa and Visa Platinum debit cards).
    So yeah, I don’t think Visa will cut ties with companies like Wirex in the near future.

    Edit:
    Looks like MasterCard let one slide.
    There is one company/bank that is going to support Cryptocurrency exchange to fiat with a MasterCard Contactless card linked to that account.

  • Rev

    Mark of the beast next. Nobody can see this, really?

    “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Rev. 13:17

  • raphael.shalaby

    We will start rolling them out from the end of this week. We’re pretty confident that we will probably be the first to offer the solution you’re looking for. Where are you based?

  • pitoaxiu

    I am based in Kosovo/Albania but last time send the card to UK

  • raphael.shalaby

    Do you have a UK address?

  • pitoaxiu

    Because shipping was not supported to my country I have used on of my cousins address!

  • raphael.shalaby

    You guys need to check out the beta test here:

  • XtianMark

    Question - will this be available to S. American users? Specifically, Colombia, Peru, or Chile?

  • dandcg

    How far away are we from the business accounts being launched?

    We have a new crypto-startup and UK banking facilities that support this domain are pretty much non-existent. Until I found Wirex that is.

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