Payment methods

Popular domestic payment methods

Domestic payment methods are the most popular choice for LocalEthereum users. Most traders prefer to trade via a standard bank transfer within their country. Alipay and WeChat Pay are also incredibly popular throughout China.

Some traders prefer to meet face-to-face to exchange cash in person. If you're trading with cash, we recommend meeting in a public place such as a cafe. If safety is a greater concern in your area, try an international airport or bank branch — somewhere with cameras and security to keep you safe.

Bank transfer

Buy ETH

Transfer money to the seller's bank account.

Sell ETH

The buyer will transfer money from their account to your bank account.

Cash (in person)

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Arrange a meeting time and place to exchange face-to-face.

Cash deposit

Buy ETH

Walk into a branch and deposit money into the seller's account.

Sell ETH

The buyer will deposit cash to your bank account at a branch.

WeChat Pay

Buy ETH

You’ll send the seller money online via WeChat Pay.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money online via WeChat Pay.

Available in 3 countries:
China
Hong Kong SAR China
Macau SAR China

International payment methods

These payment methods can be used to send and receive money across borders. Buyers and sellers on LocalEthereum can use them to trade ETH with people in other countries, or people in the same countries. Some payment services, such as TransferWise and SEPA Credit Transfers, are available only in certain countries; for example, SEPA is avaialble within the European Union and Mercado Pago is avaialble throughout Latin America.

Users should take extra caution when using PayPal or Venmo because of the higher risk of chargeback fraud. It's important to look for a trading partner with strong reputation when if you choose to trade with one of these methods.

PayPal

Buy ETH

Send money online to the seller's PayPal account.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money online via PayPal.

Other

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Choose a custom payment method.

Western Union

Buy ETH

Send a money transfer via Western Union and upload the MTCN.

Sell ETH

Use a MTCN to collect a money transfer from Western Union.

Skrill

Buy ETH

Send an online transfer via Skrill.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you an online transfer via Skrill.

Gift card

Buy ETH

Exchange various gift cards for ETH.

Sell ETH

Exchange ETH for various gift cards.

Alipay

Buy ETH

You’ll send the seller money online via Alipay.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money online via Alipay.

Available in 11 countries:
Australia
Bangladesh
Canada
China
United Kingdom
Hong Kong SAR China
Japan
Macau SAR China
Norway
Singapore
United States

SEPA transfer

Buy ETH

Send money within the European Union using a SEPA Credit Transfer.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you a SEPA Credit Transfer (within the EU).

Available in 36 countries:
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Switzerland
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Estonia
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Greenland
Greece
Croatia
Hungary
Ireland
Iceland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Latvia
Monaco
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Sweden
Slovenia
Slovakia
San Marino

PAYEER

Buy ETH

Send an online transfer via PAYEER.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you an online transfer via PAYEER.

MoneyGram

Buy ETH

Send a money transfer to the seller via MoneyGram.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you a money transfer via MoneyGram.

International wire

Buy ETH

Send an international money transfer to the seller's overseas bank account.

Sell ETH

The buyer will transfer you money via an international bank wire.

Venmo

Buy ETH

Send money to the seller's Venmo account. Venmo is owned by PayPal.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money online via Venmo.

TransferWise

Buy ETH

Send an overseas money transfer using TransferWise.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you an overseas money transfer using TransferWise.

Available in 67 countries:
United Arab Emirates
Austria
Australia
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bulgaria
Brazil
Canada
Switzerland
Chile
China
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Estonia
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Georgia
Greenland
Greece
Hong Kong SAR China
Croatia
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
India
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Kenya
South Korea
Liechtenstein
Sri Lanka
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Latvia
Morocco
Monaco
Malta
Mexico
Malaysia
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Pakistan
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Sweden
Singapore
Slovenia
Slovakia
San Marino
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Vietnam
South Africa

Mercado Pago

Buy ETH

Send the seller money using Mercado Pago.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money using Mercado Pago.

Available in 7 countries:
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Venezuela

Local payment methods

Some payment services are only available in a specific country.

M-PESA ( Kenya)

Buy ETH

Send money to the seller using your mobile phone.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money using their mobile phone.

UPI ( India)

Buy ETH

Send the seller money via a UPI transfer.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money via a UPI transfer.

Paytm ( India)

Buy ETH

Buy ETH in India using Paytm.

Sell ETH

The seller will send you a transfer using Paytm.

QIWI ( Russia)

Buy ETH

Send the seller an electronic money transfer with Qiwi.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you an electronic money transfer with Qiwi.

Yandex.Money ( Russia)

Buy ETH

Send the seller an electronic money transfer with Yandex.Money.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you an electronic money transfer with Yandex.Money.

IMPS ( India)

Buy ETH

Send the seller an IMPS bank transfer.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you an IMPS bank transfer.

Alfa cash-in ( Russia)

Buy ETH

Deposit cash at an Alfa ATM directly to the seller.

Sell ETH

The buyer will deposit cash at an Alfa ATM into your account.

Interac e-Transfer ( Canada)

Buy ETH

Transfer money to the seller's Canadian bank account using their e-mail address.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send money to your Canadian bank account using your e-mail address.

WebMoney ( Russia)

Buy ETH

Send the seller money online using WebMoney.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send money online using WebMoney.

AdvCash ( Russia)

Buy ETH

Buy ETH using the online payment service advcash.

Sell ETH

Get paid for your ETH with advcash.

Efecty ( Colombia)

Buy ETH

Send money to the seller using Efecty.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money using Efecty.

PayNow ( Singapore)

Buy ETH

Send money to the seller using PayNow.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money using PayNow.

Swish ( Sweden)

Buy ETH

Send money online to the seller's Swish account.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money via Swish.

Cardless cash ( Australia)

Buy ETH

Use your banking app to generate a cardless cash collection code.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you a collection code to pick up cash at an ATM.

Pingit ( United Kingdom)

Buy ETH

Send money online to the seller's Pingit account.

Sell ETH

The buyer will send you money via Pingit.