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Buy Crypto with Fortuneo Banque

Dylan Matthews
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Nov 19, 2022

Summary: Fortuneo Banque does not directly offer any services for their customers to buy or sell cryptocurrencies directly through their online banking app.  However, there are a few workarounds that their customers can do to still get involved with the cryptocurrency market.

The best overall method is to join a licensed crypto exchange in France like eToro and deposit Euros (EUR) into their platform via bank transfer from Fortuneo.

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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.
78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Can I Buy Crypto with Fortuneo?

The Fortuneo Banque platform and Fortuneo Bourse (stock trading) platform both do not offer any way for customers to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. That said, Fortuneo does offer some crypto-related ETFs that give investors indirect exposure to the asset class, however, this is an expensive and inefficient method.

Fortuneo Banque
Fortuneo Bank.

Crypto ETFs on Fortuneo

The 3 most popular cryptocurrency ETFs available on Fortuneo are the Amun Crypto Basket Index ETF (HODL), the first-ever crypto ETF listed on a major stock exchange; the Bitwise 10 Large Cap Crypto Index Fund (BITW), which tracks the top 10 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap; and finally, the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK), which invests in companies involved in the development and utilization of blockchain technology.

While all 3 of these crypto ETFs can be bought and sold on the Fortuneo Bourse platform, they are all quite expensive, with HODL costing investors a whopping 5.25% in total annual fees, and BLOK and BITW both costing a more reasonable but still expensive 2.20% and 2.50%, respectively.

How to Buy Crypto with Fortuneo Banque

The best way to buy cryptocurrencies in France like Bitcoin and Ethereum with a Fortuneo Banque account is with a licensed digital asset trading platform like eToro. Their exchange offers fast Euro (EUR) deposits from Fortuneo to trade over 80 cryptos and 8,000+ stocks, ETFs, commodities, mutual bonds and other assets.

You can get started in minutes with this simple guide:

  1. Create an account: Sign up to the eToro platform and verify your identity.
  2. Fund your account: Select the 'Deposit Funds' button on the bottom of your screen to deposit funds from Fortuneo.
  3. Find Crypto: Once the funds hit your account, find the Crypto you want to buy on the eToro platform with their 'Discover' tab.
  4. Execute your trade: Input the fiat amount you want to buy and execute your trade.
Fortuneo eToro
Deposit Funds with Fortuneo.

Is Fortuneo Crypto Friendly?

Yes, Fortuneo is a crypto-friendly bank. They allow their customers to deposit fiat from their bank accounts into European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) licensed crypto exchanges. Customers can also withdraw fiat from their exchanges back to their Fortuneo bank accounts.

However, please note that Fortuneo is not a licensed crypto exchange or wallet provider. They are simply a bank that allows their customers to link their accounts with licensed exchanges. It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure they are using a licensed and reputable exchange.

About Fortuneo

Fortuneo is a French online bank created in 2002. It offers banking products and services to individuals, professionals and businesses. The bank has more than 200,000 customers and employs more than 400 people. Fortuneo is headquartered in Rennes, France and also has offices in Paris and Nantes.

The bank offers a wide range of products and services including savings accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, loans, mortgages, investment products and insurance. Fortuneo has a strong online presence and offers its customers 24/7 access to their accounts via the internet and mobile devices. The bank also has a large network of ATMs and branches across France.

Dylan Matthews

I am the Founder & CEO of Buy Bitcoin Bank and was previously an engineer for a Prop trading firm in Crypto.

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