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:
ChinaHong Kong SAR ChinaMacau 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.


Choose a custom payment method.

Western Union

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

International wire

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


Send an overseas money transfer using TransferWise.

Available in 67 countries:
United Arab EmiratesAustriaAustraliaBangladeshBelgiumBulgariaBrazilCanadaSwitzerlandChileChinaCyprusCzech RepublicGermanyDenmarkEstoniaSpainFinlandFranceUnited KingdomGeorgiaGreenlandGreeceHong Kong SAR ChinaCroatiaHungaryIndonesiaIrelandIsraelIndiaIcelandItalyJapanKenyaSouth KoreaLiechtensteinSri LankaLithuaniaLuxembourgLatviaMoroccoMonacoMaltaMexicoMalaysiaNigeriaNetherlandsNorwayNew ZealandPeruPhilippinesPakistanPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSwedenSingaporeSloveniaSlovakiaSan MarinoThailandTurkeyUkraineUnited StatesVietnamSouth Africa


Send a money transfer to the seller via MoneyGram.

Chipper Cash

Send money to the seller's Chipper Cash account.

Available in 6 countries:


You’ll send the seller money online via Alipay.

Available in 11 countries:
AustraliaBangladeshCanadaChinaUnited KingdomHong Kong SAR ChinaJapanMacau SAR ChinaNorwaySingaporeUnited States


Send an online transfer via Skrill.


Send the seller an electronic money transfer with Qiwi.

Available in 8 countries:
United Arab EmiratesBelarusKazakhstanMoldovaRomaniaRussiaUkraineUnited States

MTN Mobile Money

Send money to the seller's MTN Mobile Money account.

Available in 10 countries:
Côte d’IvoireGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauLiberiaNigeriaRwandaSwazilandUgandaZambia

Mercado Pago

Send the seller money using Mercado Pago.

Available in 7 countries:


Send money online to the seller's PayPal account.

SEPA transfer

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

Available in 36 countries:
AustriaBelgiumBulgariaSwitzerlandCyprusCzech RepublicGermanyDenmarkEstoniaSpainFinlandFranceUnited KingdomGreenlandGreeceCroatiaHungaryIrelandIcelandItalyLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgLatviaMonacoMaltaNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaSwedenSloveniaSlovakiaSan Marino


Send the seller money online using WebMoney.

Available in 26 countries:
ArmeniaAzerbaijanBelarusCanadaChinaCzech RepublicGermanyEstoniaUnited KingdomGeorgiaHungaryIsraelKazakhstanLithuaniaLatviaMoldovaPakistanPolandRomaniaRussiaThailandTajikistanTurkeyUkraineUzbekistanVietnam


Send money to the seller's Airtel account.

Available in 10 countries:
Congo - KinshasaGabonKenyaMadagascarMalawiSeychellesChadTanzaniaUgandaZambia


Send money to the seller's Revolut account.


Send an online transfer via PAYEER.

Gift card

Exchange various gift cards for crypto.


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

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.

UPI ( India)

Send the seller money via a UPI transfer.

IMPS ( India)

Send the seller an IMPS bank transfer.

Paytm ( India)

Buy crypto in India using Paytm.

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.

AdvCash ( Russia)

Buy crypto using the online payment service advcash.

Swish ( Sweden)

Send money online to the seller's Swish account.

Efecty ( Colombia)

Send money to the seller using Efecty.

Cardless cash ( Australia)

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

PayNow ( Singapore)

Send money to the seller using PayNow.

Pingit ( United Kingdom)

Send money online to the seller's Pingit account.

EcoCash ( Zimbabwe)

Send money to the seller's EcoCash account.