Can I buy Crypto with BPER Banca?
Unfortunately, no. BPER Banca does not support the necessary infrastructure to facilitate cryptocurrency trading or custody within its banking ecosystem. This means that customers cannot buy, sell or hold their BTC, ETH and other coins with BPER Banca.
BPER Banca has also not announced any plans to support digital currency trading in the future. To that end, customers will need to sign up to a European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) licensed platform to deposit EUR from their account and start trading.
How to buy Crypto with BPER Banca?
The best way to buy Crypto in Italy with a BPER Banca account is with eToro. They offer fast and cheap Euro (EUR) deposits to trade over 70 cryptocurrencies and thousands of other stocks, ETFs, commodities and other assets. Their platform is trusted and licensed by ESMA to operate a digital asset exchange in Italy and Europe.
You can get started with your BPER Banca account in 4 simple steps:
- Create an account: Sign up to the eToro trading platform.
- Deposit funds: Select the 'Deposit Funds' button on the bottom of your screen to deposit EUR or CHF with Postfinance.
- Find your Crypto: Once the fiat hits your account, find the Crypto you want to buy on the eToro platform with their 'Discover' tab.
- Execute your trade: Input the fiat amount you want to invest and execute your trade.
Is BPER Banca Cryptocurrency Friendly?
BPER Banca has not made any official statements about digital currency. However, as the bank does allow its customers to deposit fiat currency into cryptocurrency exchanges, we can assume that it is overall friendly towards the asset class.
About BPER Banca
BPER Banca is an Italian banking group created on 1 January 2007 from the merger of Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna and Banca Antonveneta. The group operates in all business areas of retail, corporate, investment banking, wealth management and insurance through a network of over 1,000 branches distributed throughout Italy. The BPER Banca Group also has a significant presence in central Italy through the subsidiary Banca Popolare di Bari.
In 2022 the BPER Banca Group had a market capitalisation of €2.3 billion and total assets of €136 billion. The group is present in 19 Italian regions and has around 16,000 employees. The chairman of BPER Banca is Flavia Mazzarrella and the CEO is Piero Luigi Montani.