Canadian customers can use a debit card to purchase digital currency. Funds purchased via a debit card will be credited to your account instantly. We do not support bank accounts as payment methods for Canadian customers.
Note: Coinbase no longer supports linking new credit cards and some card issuers are blocking digital currency purchases with existing credit cards. We encourage affected customers to switch to a debit card instead.
Note: If you have a credit card linked already, your bank may charge additional fees for Coinbase credit card purchases. To avoid these fees, switch to debit card.
To add a debit card
Visit the payment methods page.
Select ‘Add Payment Method’ near the top of the page.
- Choose 'Credit/Debit Card' on the payment method selector.
If you have not already done so, you will be required to complete a photo ID verification.
When ID verification is complete, you will be brought back to the card verification screen. Enter your card information.
Accept the prompt explaining the 2 pending charges we'll make to your card.
Log in to your cardholder's account and check for the two small charges made.
Enter those amounts on the Coinbase verification screen.
- You should now see a window that says “Credit/Debit Card Added’ and a ‘Buy Digital Currency’ button.
You can now make a purchase by selecting your card on the payment methods menu on the Buy page.