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Linking your local card to your Wirex account

You can link your local card to your Wirex account to easily and instantly buy Bitcoin.

What is a 'local card'?

When we refer to a 'local card' we are talking about cards which have been issued by another financial institution other than Wirex (usually your local bank). This is your regular bank debit or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).


What is a 'linked' card?

You can link your local card to your Wirex account for better convenience. By linking your card, you will be able to buy bitcoin and add fiat (pounds, euros, dollars) to your Wirex card.


How do I link my local card to Wirex account?

You can link your local card in 3 quick and simple steps. When choosing a payment method for your transaction, select the "Link new card" option:

  1. Enter your card details
  2. Check that the billing address for your local card is correct
  3. Confirm card

Please note we only accept cards which are 3D Secure.


What is 3-D Secure?

3-D secure is a security protocol designed to be an additional security layer for online credit and debit card transactions. It helps improve the security of internet payments to prevent fraud. Visa and Mastercard use this protocol for their cards, often referred to as 'Verified by Visa' or 'Mastercard SecureCode' respectively. Contact your local bank to see if it is enabled on your card.

Find out more here.


Do I have to have a verified account before I can use my local card?

To buy bitcoin or add funds to your existing Wirex cards (using your local card), you will need to verify your account. Learn more about verification.


What are the transaction limits for my linked card?

The following limits apply:

Buying Bitcoin

  • Minimum transaction amounts = 25 GBP/EUR/USD
  • Total daily limit = 1000 GBP/EUR/USD*

Adding funds (pounds, euro, dollars) to your Wirex Card

  • Minimum transaction amounts = 25 GBP/EUR/USD
  • Total daily limit = 1000 GBP/EUR/USD*
  • Up to 5 transactions per day
  • Up to 20 transactions per week (7 days)

* this is an overall sum for all three currencies (1000 of GBP+EUR+USD)

If you have any questions, please contact our Support Team.

I cannot link my local card to my Wirex account

If you are still unable to link your card with the instructions in this article, please submit a support ticket to our Support Team who will be able to help.

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