Huobi Plugs Into EUs SEPA and UK Faster Payments Systems With Banxa Integration

Thursday 15 October 2020, 8:17 AM AEST - 1 week ago

ciara_huobiCiara Sun, Huobi's head of global business and markets.(Huobi)

Seychelles-based crypto exchange Huobi has integrated fiat-to-crypto payment service Banxa to its trading platform with zero fees, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • The service will allow users in Australia, the U.K. and the European Union (EU) to purchase cryptocurrency on Huobis Buy Crypto page via payment methods available in their respective regions starting Oct. 15.
  • Users can access the new payment gateway on the Huobi OTC site and purchase up to $20,000 worth of crypto in AUD, GBP or EUR to begin trading, and funds can be instantly added to a users account using bank transfers, debit or credit cards, and other preferred payment methods with zero fees, the announcement said.
  • According to the announcement, users are also required to submit a one-time identity verification as part of the transaction process.
  • In the U.K., users can access the service via Faster Payments bank transfers while customers in the EU can use the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) initiative and Australian users can purchase via payments platform POLi.
  • Huobi, the worlds third-largest crypto exchange by derivatives trading volume, last month launched crypto savings products offering higher interest rates than traditional banking services.
  • Digital banking infrastructure provider Banxa, with offices in Melbourne, Australia and Amsterdam, raised $2 million in a Series A round in January after partnering with Huobi rival Binance, and announced its intentions to expand to the U.S. in July.
  • Ciara Sun, Huobi Global's head of global business and markets, was set to reveal the integration Wednesday at CoinDesk's virtual event,

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