Add cash to your balance

You can add cash to your Coinbase account's USD balance to immediately purchase cryptocurrency (crypto). For additional details on using your bank account to add cash to your Coinbase account, see this article.

Before you add cash

To add cash:

  1. Sign in to your Coinbase account.

  2. Select My assets in the navigation bar.

  3. Select Add cash next to your US Dollar balance.

  4. Select a payment method.

  5. Enter the amount.

  6. Select Continue.

  7. Review your deposit order and select Add cash now.

Before you add cash

  • Make sure your Coinbase mobile app is up-to-date.

  • Link a payment method to your account.

    • Reside in the UK? Learn more about payment methods here.

  • If you have issues adding your payment method, contact your provider first. If you need further assistance, please contact us.

To add cash:

  1. Select Transfer towards the bottom of the screen

  2. Select the Deposit cash.

  3. Enter the amount.

  4. Select a payment method.

  5. Select Preview.

  6. Review your deposit order and select Add cash now.

  • If necessary, tap the back arrow to make any adjustments

Unable to buy crypto or add cash?

To add cash via wire, initiate the wire from your Bank using the deposit information you accessed using the instructions provided.

If your wire doesn't meet the below criteria, it will be rejected by Coinbase and sent back to your bank account where the wire was sent from. The reversal process typically takes 1-3 business days.

Coinbase can only accept wires if:

  • Your legal name on Coinbase matches the name on the bank wire.

  • The wire comes from a US-based bank account.

  • The sending bank account is linked to your Coinbase profile and not linked to another Coinbase account.

  • The "Reference to Beneficiary" field is left blank unless a unique reference code is needed.

  • The exact routing information from your Coinbase account is used for the transfer.

  • Your unique reference code or Coinbase wire account number is included with the wire transaction.

    • You’ll receive either a virtual account number or a reference code, but not both. If a reference code isn’t provided, use your unique account number. If your bank asks for more details about this transaction, you can mention that you were assigned a "Virtual Account Number (VAN)" to complete the transfer.

  • The transfer is sent as a bank wire ("FedWire"), overnight or next day ACH are not supported at this time.

Note: There are no wire transaction or cashout minimums, however there is a wire fee ($10 for incoming transfers and $25 for outgoing transfers). You must have completed sufficient account verification to obtain a US dollar balance.

Do not contact our partner banks for Wires issues; they will be unable to assist you as your account is managed by Coinbase.

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