London, March 17, 2016 — Wirex Limited has launched the first 2-way bitcoin debit card with a buy bitcoin function. Wirex, recently rebranded from E-Coin, will now enable users to fund their debit card accounts from anywhere the world with bank transfers and alternative payment methods. This move is expected to benefit Wirex’s customers in more than 130 countries globally.
Wirex customers can now use their bitcoin debit cards to purchase the digital currency, on top of using them to conveniently spend their coins wherever Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Connected to Wirex/E-Coin accounts, these new cards can be funded through dozens of bank transfer options and alternative payment methods (APMs).
Wirex supports international and domestic bank transfers directly to users’ accounts. With partner banks in over 68 countries, customers can make quick domestic transfers to their Wirex debit card accounts. Supported banks include Barclays, Lloyds, ING and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Wirex has published a blog that lists all the possible methods Wirex customers can use to purchase bitcoin.
Wirex also supports bitcoin purchases through popular alternative payment methods. Customers can use services such as PaySafeCard, Sofortuberwesing, Neosurf and Yandex to top up their Wirex debit card accounts. A full list of supported alternative payment methods can be found in Wirex’s blog post, “Ways to Top Up Your Wirex and E-Coin Account.”
Wirex will also be rolling out a new platform some time in April 2016. All users, cards, and accounts will move over to the new wirexapp.com platform without delay once it launches in April. In the meantime, customers can continue to create accounts and take advantage of using bitcoin everywhere through the E-Coin website. For updates on the status of wirexapp.com, users can visit e-coin.io.
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