Buy bitcoins with a bank transfer [3 options]

Before you can buy bitcoins, you have to have a bitcoin wallet. If you don’t have a wallet, no problem! You can find a starters guide here which then leads you step by step through the process of creating a wallet. Do you already have a wallet? Perfect! Then you can now continue with buying bitcoins! This page will guide you through the process so you can buy bitcoins with a bank transfer.

Buy bitcoins with a bank transfer


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Through your Coinbase wallet you can buy bitcoins with a bank transfer

After you’ve registered, you have to wait 1-2 days before your account is verified. Did you already deposit a larger amount, as described here in point 4? Then you can immediately go to the ‘buy/sell’ page and exchange your dollars or euros for bitcoins. Did you only deposit a small account just to verify your account? Then you’ll have to deposit again after which you can buy your own bitcoins.

As you can see in the picture below, you just enter the amount of euro or dollar you want to exchange into bitcoin. You now see the amount of bitcoins that you’ll get and you can click ‘buy bitcoins’. Once bought, the bitcoins will automatically appear into your BTC Wallet. Congratulations! You now have some bitcoins in your possession!

place in coinbase where you can buy bitcoins


Buy bitcoins with credit card

At coincorner you have the possibility to buy bitcoins with a bank transfer or your credit card.

Follow this link and click on register on the top right corner of your screen.

register at coincorner

Then fill out all your details on this page to create a new account with Coincorner.

coincorner registration page

After signing up, you will receive an email to verify your account. Click the link in your email and you will be directed to the following page:

coincorner phone verification

Enter your phone number and you will receive a message with a code you have to enter in the ‘verification code’ box. Your account is now created and verified!

On the next page, you click on ‘Buy bitcoins with EURO’. Find this page under ‘Buy’ if you are not immediately redirected to it.

coincorner buy bitcoins

You then choose your preferred method of payment. You have the option to buy bitcoins with three different payment methods which are:

  • SEPA bank transfer (1-3 days)
  • International bank transfer (3-5 days)
  • Buy bitcoins with your credit card

coincorner buy bitcoins page

Select your preferred method of payment, the amount of money for which you want to buy bitcoins and press buy. You will then be redirected to a safe page to complete your payment.

After a few minutes your bitcoins will appear in your wallet


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At Localbitcoins you’ve got a lot of payment options to buy bitcoins. You can buy bitcoins with a bank transfer, but also with Paypal, SEPA transfer or even cash in person. No identification is required, but for some trades you have to enter your name on Localbitcoins’ site. By following this link, you will be directed to the front page of Localbitcoins.

localbitcoins homepage

Click on ‘Sign up for free’ and you can see the following  page.

localbitcoins create account

Choose a username and password and enter your email address. Afterwards, click on register and you will receive an email to verify your account

Click on ‘Buy bitcoins’, choose the amount for which you want to buy bitcoins and the way you want to pay. The list is then filtered on people that sell bitcoins with your preferred payment option. You can now choose who you want to buy bitcoins from and click on ‘buy’ once you’ve chosen.

localbitcoins buy bitcoins

You now see the conditions of the seller. Read through them carefully. If you agree, send a ‘trade request’ and you’ll receive instruction from the seller on what to do.

localbitcoins trade request

A lot of trades require you to enter your name on Localbitcoins’ site. You can do this by going to ‘edit profile’ – ‘set real name’ like in the picture below.

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