Canadian customers can use a debit card to purchase cryptocurrency. Funds purchased via a debit card will be credited to your account instantly. We do not support bank accounts as payment methods for Canadian customers.
Instant crypto purchases
Buying with a debit card
You can make a purchase with a debit card if your card supports "3D Secure" (3DS). These purchases will occur instantly. To determine if your card supports 3D Secure, contact your debit card provider directly.
To add a debit card:
When logged into your account, go to the payment methods page
Select Add a Debit Card at the top of the page
Enter your card information (the address must match the billing address for the card)
If needed, add the billing address for the card
You should now see a window that says Card Added and a Buy Digital Currency option
You can now buy digital currency from the Buy/Sell page anytime
To buy crypto on web using the 3DS process:
Go to the Buy/Sell page
Select the crypto you want to buy and enter the desired amount
Select the card from the payment methods dropdown menu
Confirm the order is correct and select Complete Buy
You will be directed to your bank's website (the process differs depending on the bank)
Learn how to purchase using a 3D Secure card via the mobile app.
Note: Coinbase no longer supports linking new credit cards and some card issuers are blocking cryptocurrency 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.
We're unable to support prepaid cards or other cards without an associated billing address, and cards must have a valid expiration date and CVV (3-digit security code on the back). Also, the debit card must be 3D secure enabled.
All credit card and debit card payments are processed through Coinbase Payments.