Wirex has processed a massive $2bn of transactions from over 1.8 million customers in 130 countries since the company’s launch in 2014. Their success can be put down to the fact that they make cryptocurrency as easy to manage as fiat, allowing you to buy, sell, convert and spend anywhere that accepts Visa, with the Wirex Visa card.
The company offers wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin, as well as GBP, USD and EUR. Adding funds to any wallet is as simple as using your credit card, debit card or bank transfer, and customers can instantly exchange between currencies with low fees and at live rates.
Simplifying Crypto Spending
Wirex was the first company to provide that crucial bridge between traditional and cryptocurrency, with the Wirex Visa card. They also offer a great incentive to use the card thanks to their Cryptoback™ programme. This earns you 0.5% in BTC for every purchase made in-store, with no limit to how much you can earn.
An Essential Travel Companion
Wirex has also become a hit with the travelers and the adventurers of the world, thanks to how easy it makes money management abroad. Anyone travelling to Europe or the US can order a dedicated EUR or USD Wirex Visa card, and then spend like a local. Whichever you choose, you can say goodbye to the high fees charged by traditional banks.
In August 2018, Wirex became only the third crypto-friendly company to become FCA licensed. Customers are protected with the highest PCI DSS Level 1 certificate. In addition, SSL site security, 2 Factor Authentication and Device Authorisation is used to ensure that only you can get access to your account. Finally, a multi-level cold storage vault gives added peace of mind for customers requiring a large amount of funds to be held long-term, while smart confirmations provide double-protection for large transactions.
Unlike more traditional financial institutions, opening and verifying a Wirex account is pain-free. All it requires is a photo of your ID and a selfie, with most applications being approved in just a few minutes. Should you lose your card, you can put a temporary stop on it from within the app or via your desktop, and then reinstate it in seconds if needed. And in the event of something else going wrong, support is offered 24/7, over email, social and Live Chat.