Payment methods

Popular domestic payment methods

Domestic payment methods are the most popular choice for LocalCryptos users. Most traders prefer to trade via a standard bank transfer within their country. Alipay and WeChat Pay are also incredibly popular throughout China.

Some traders prefer to meet face-to-face to exchange cash in person. If you're trading with cash, we recommend meeting in a public place such as a cafe. If safety is a greater concern in your area, try an international airport or bank branch — somewhere with cameras and security to keep you safe.

Bank transfer

Transfer money to the seller's bank account.

Cash (in person)

Arrange a meeting time and place to exchange face-to-face.

Cash deposit

Walk into a branch and deposit money into the seller's account.

WeChat Pay

You’ll send the seller money online via WeChat Pay.

Available in 3 countries:
China
Hong Kong SAR China
Macau SAR China

International payment methods

These payment methods can be used to send and receive money across borders. Buyers and sellers on LocalCryptos can use them to trade ETH with people in other countries, or people in the same countries. Some payment services, such as TransferWise and SEPA Credit Transfers, are available only in certain countries; for example, SEPA is avaialble within the European Union and Mercado Pago is avaialble throughout Latin America.

Users should take extra caution when using PayPal or Venmo because of the higher risk of chargeback fraud. It's important to look for a trading partner with strong reputation when if you choose to trade with one of these methods.

PayPal

Send money online to the seller's PayPal account.

Other

Choose a custom payment method.

Skrill

Send an online transfer via Skrill.

Western Union

Send a money transfer via Western Union and upload the MTCN.

Gift card

Exchange various gift cards for crypto.

Alipay

You’ll send the seller money online via Alipay.

Available in 11 countries:
Australia
Bangladesh
Canada
China
United Kingdom
Hong Kong SAR China
Japan
Macau SAR China
Norway
Singapore
United States

SEPA transfer

Send money within the European Union using a SEPA Credit Transfer.

Available in 36 countries:
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Switzerland
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Estonia
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Greenland
Greece
Croatia
Hungary
Ireland
Iceland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Latvia
Monaco
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Sweden
Slovenia
Slovakia
San Marino

International wire

Send an international money transfer to the seller's overseas bank account.

PAYEER

Send an online transfer via PAYEER.

MoneyGram

Send a money transfer to the seller via MoneyGram.

Venmo

Send money to the seller's Venmo account. Venmo is owned by PayPal.

Mercado Pago

Send the seller money using Mercado Pago.

Available in 7 countries:
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Venezuela

TransferWise

Send an overseas money transfer using TransferWise.

Available in 67 countries:
United Arab Emirates
Austria
Australia
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bulgaria
Brazil
Canada
Switzerland
Chile
China
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Estonia
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Georgia
Greenland
Greece
Hong Kong SAR China
Croatia
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
India
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Kenya
South Korea
Liechtenstein
Sri Lanka
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Latvia
Morocco
Monaco
Malta
Mexico
Malaysia
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Pakistan
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Sweden
Singapore
Slovenia
Slovakia
San Marino
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Vietnam
South Africa

Local payment methods

Some payment services are only available in a specific country.

M-PESA ( Kenya)

Send money to the seller using your mobile phone.

Paytm ( India)

Buy crypto in India using Paytm.

UPI ( India)

Send the seller money via a UPI transfer.

QIWI ( Russia)

Send the seller an electronic money transfer with Qiwi.

IMPS ( India)

Send the seller an IMPS bank transfer.

Yandex.Money ( Russia)

Send the seller an electronic money transfer with Yandex.Money.

Interac e-Transfer ( Canada)

Transfer money to the seller's Canadian bank account using their e-mail address.

Alfa cash-in ( Russia)

Deposit cash at an Alfa ATM directly to the seller.

WebMoney ( Russia)

Send the seller money online using WebMoney.

AdvCash ( Russia)

Buy crypto using the online payment service advcash.

Cardless cash ( Australia)

Use your banking app to generate a cardless cash collection code.

Swish ( Sweden)

Send money online to the seller's Swish account.

Efecty ( Colombia)

Send money to the seller using Efecty.

PayNow ( Singapore)

Send money to the seller using PayNow.

Pingit ( United Kingdom)

Send money online to the seller's Pingit account.