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How to Buy Bitcoin or Crypto with Kutxabank

How to Buy Bitcoin or Crypto with Kutxabank

Adrian Graham
Fact Checked
Oct 27, 2022

Summary: Investors cannot buy and sell Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies directly through their Kutxabank online banking account. However, you can transfer funds from Kutxabank into a regulated digital asset exchange in Europe to invest in the asset class.

We recommend the eToro platform because they offer instant and cheap transfers from Kutxabank to buy and sell a wide variety of crypto assets. Their exchange is licensed in Europe to provide brokerage services across the continent.

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eToro Platform Highlights

Platform Highlights

  • Fast and cheap Euro (EUR) deposits from all European Banks.
  • Licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and ESMA.
  • 80+ Cryptos and over 7,000 Stocks, ETFs & Commodities with low fees.
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Can I buy Digital Assets on Kutxabank?

The short answer is no. Kutxabank does not currently offer any products or services that allows customers to invest in cryptocurrencies directly through its online banking platform. That said, they do allow customers to transfer funds into exchanges that are licensed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to offer crypto brokerage services.

With this method, customers can deposit money in Euros (EUR) via bank transfer, debit card or credit card to invest in cryptocurrencies and store them for secure custody.

Kutxabank Home Page
Kutxabank Home Page.

How to Buy Crypto with Kutxabank

The quickest and most convenient way to buy cryptocurrencies with a Kutxabank account through eToro. The eToro platform offers instant and free EUR deposits from Kutxabank and are a licensed broker that are regulated by ESMA. On eToro you can trade over 80 cryptocurrencies, and thousands of Stocks, ETFs, Commodities, Forex, and much more.

To start trading from your Kutxabank account, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Create an account by signing up on the eToro platform and completing the onboarding process.
  2. Deposit funds by clicking on 'Deposit Funds' and deposit Euros (EUR) from your Kutxabank account.
  3. Buy Crypto by searching for the cryptocurrency you want to buy in the search bar at the top.
  4. Open your trade by entering the amount of EUR you want to spend and select 'Open Trade' to buy.
How to Buy Bitcoin (BTC) on eToro with Kutxabank.
Buying Bitcoin (BTC) on eToro with Kutxabank.

Kutxabank Crypto Policy

Kutxabank is extremely crypto-friendly and is supporting a Master’s degree in cryptocurrencies in collaboration with The University of the Basque. According to a press release by the bank, The University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Master’s Degree in Blockchain and Technology courses will be offered with support and input from professionals from Kutxabank bank.

The bank’s personnel will reinforce the professors and researchers that the University employs to teach. Kutxabank has stated on record that it will offer resources to offer a scholarship for meritorious students. Others will be supported through internships in the bank, where they will be offered options to work on their final projects.

About Kutxabank

Kutxabank is a Spanish financial institution headquartered in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava. It was formed in 2011 from the merger of Caja Vital and Ibercaja. The bank operates through a network of branches in the Basque Country, Navarre, La Rioja, Aragon, Castile and Leon, Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia and Murcia.

The bank offers a wide range of banking products and services for individuals, businesses and institutions. These include savings and checking accounts, loans, credit cards, mortgages, investment products and more. The bank also provides online and mobile banking services.

Kutxabank is a member of the Basque Business Association and the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks. It is also a signatory of the Global Compact, an international initiative to promote responsible business practices. As of October 2022, Kutxabank had total assets of €81.9 billion and employed around 11,000 people.

Adrian Graham

Co-Founder & former banker turned Full-Time DeFi analyst and researcher. Left traditional finance to pursue my interest in digital assets and decentralized finance.

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