How do I buy cryptocurrency with a credit or debit card in Europe and the UK?

You can make a purchase with a credit or debit card if your card supports "3D Secure" (3DS). With this payment method, you will not have to pre-fund your account to place an order. You can purchase instantly without waiting for a bank transfer to complete. To see if your card supports 3DS, contact your credit/debit card provider directly.

To get started:

  1. When signed in to your account, go to the payment methods page.

  2. Select Add a Credit/Debit Card at the top of the page.

  3. Enter your card information (the address must match the billing address for the card).

  4. If needed, add a billing address for the card.

  5. You should now see a window that says Card Added and a Buy Digital Currency option.

  6. You can now buy digital currency from the Buy/Sell page anytime.

To make a 3DS purchase:

  1. Go to the Buy/Sell page.

  2. Enter the desired amount.

  3. Select the card on the payment methods drop down menu.

  4. Confirm the order is correct and click Complete Buy.

  5. You will be directed to your bank's website (Process different depending on bank).

Learn how to purchase using a 3D Secure card via the mobile app here.

Note: Coinbase no longer supports linking new credit cards and some card issuers are blocking digital currency purchases with existing credit cards. If you have a credit card linked already, your bank may charge additional fees for Coinbase credit card purchases. To avoid these fees, switch to a debit card or bank account.

We're also unable to support prepaid cards or other cards without an associated billing address.

All credit card and debit card payments are processed through Coinbase Payments for the UK and Coinbase Ireland for the rest of Europe.