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Buy with Bank Transfer

LocalBitcoins is hands down our favourite option. Handling millions of dollars worth of transactions each day, it's the main meeting place for everyone looking to either buy or sell Bitcoin.

If you find it difficult to use, keep scrolling.

  • Most sellers accept "Faster Payments" bank transfers
  • Much cheaper than all the other options
  • Receive Bitcoin instantly
  • A secure escrow system in place

Buy with Cash, Paym/Pingit

Bittylicious is a peer to peer platform that allows buying, selling and trading Bitcoin with ease. Payments can be made via cash at UK corner stores, instant UK bank transfers, credit cards, SEPA bank transfers or mobile banking platforms such as Paym and Pingit.

Other solid UK options are CoinJar, Kraken and Bitstamp.

  • Accepts "Faster Payments" online bank transfers as well
  • A large number of UK payment options
  • Receive Bitcoin almost instantly
  • Unregistered users can only buy around £50 worth

Buy with Credit Card

Coinbase is a trustworthy service that sells Bitcoin and accepts most credit & debit cards. They do require photos of your ID for Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) reasons, but they are one of the most versatile services out there.

Another good UK option is Indacoin (much pricier, but they don't require registration and don't do tedious KYC & AML checks).

  • Receive Bitcoin almost instantly
  • Accepts most credit & debit cards
  • Great UX & security
  • Lenghty KYC & AML verification