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Most Popular Exchanges in The United Kingdom
  • Luno Logo
  • Luno
    Founded: 2013
  • Previously known as BitX, Luno was founded in 2013 in South Africa.

    Buy Bitcoin with Luno
  • CEX.io Logo
  • CEX.io
    Founded: 2013
  • Cex.io started in 2013 as a Bitcoin exchange and cloud mining provider which has since become a multi-functional exchange, trusted by over half a million users.

    Buy Bitcoin with CEX.io
Coinbase Logo
Alexa rank: 1295 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2012

Users: 30,000,000 (July 2019)

Coinbase is one of the most popular digital currency exchanges. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, it offers both an all-in-one exchange and a wallet, making it one of the easiest starting points with Bitcoin. Coinbase’s wallet and merchant services, which have won the trust of over 30 million users, have their payment platform integrated with more than 48,000 businesses worldwide.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CNY & 50+ more

Payment methods include: Bank Account Debit Card Credit Card Wire Transfer SEPA Transfer

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, U.S

Founders: Brian Armstrong Fred Ehrsam


  • Coinbase Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Credit/Debit Card: 3.99%
    • SEPA: €0
    • U.S Bank Transfer: 1.49% (US $0.15 min.)
    • Coinbase USD wallet: 1.49%
    • ACH Transfer USD: $0 Wire Transfer USD: $10

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • SEPA: €0.15
    • U.S Bank Transfer: 1.49% (US $0.15 min.)
    • Coinbase USD wallet: 1.49%
    • Wire Transfer USD: $25

    Trading Fees:
    • Fees vary
  • Coinbase Security

    Coinbase is one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges and also considered to be one of the safest. Coinbase is a regulated company and holds licenses in all districts in which it operates. It is also a VC backed company with over $100 million in funding. Cash held in Coinbase wallets is FDIC insured up to $250,000.
Luno Logo
Alexa rank: 52,890 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: 3,000,000 (December 2019)

Previously known as BitX, Luno was founded in 2013 in South Africa. Luno serves upcoming markets that lack local cryptocurrency exchanges and as such has a strong presence in presence in South Africa, Singapore, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Supported Fiat: EUR, IDR, MYR, NGN, ZAR, ZMW

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer (SEPA) Credit Card Debit Card Cash Electronic Funds Transfer Interbank GIRO Interbank Funds Transfer

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Founders: Timothy Stranex


  • Luno Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Fees vary by currency

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Fees vary by payment method

    Trading Fees:
    • Maker: 0%
    • Taker: 0.20% - 1.00%
  • Luno Security

    Luno claims that the majority of customer Bitcoin funds are kept in what we call “deep freeze” storage. These are multi-signature wallets, with private keys stored in different bank vaults. All web services and communication happens over SSL-secured (https) channels. Wallets are stored using PGP encryption. No individual has direct access to customer Bitcoin funds and regular auditing — both financial and security auditing — ensures that funds are always safe and fully accounted for.

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CEX.io Logo
Alexa rank: 27,410 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: 600,000

Cex.io started in 2013 as a Bitcoin exchange and cloud mining provider which has since become a multi-functional exchange, trusted by over half a million users. The exchange has developed a multi-level account system with an individual approach to each customer, from Bitcoin beginners to institutional traders. Worldwide coverage, multiple payment options, and 24/7 support are accompanied by time-proven platform stability that guarantees the safety of assets and data.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, RUB, GBP

Payment methods include: Debit Card Credit Card Bank Transfer (SEPA) Swift icon SWIFT

Headquarters: ‎London, United Kingdom

Founders: Oleksandr Lutskevych


  • CEX.io Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • VISA/Mastercard: * USD - 2.99% * GBP - 2.99% * EUR - 2.99% * RUB - 5% + ₽ 15.57
    • Bank Transfer: None
    • SEPA: None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Visa: $3.80
    • Mastercard: 1.2% + $3.80
    • Bank Transfer: $50

    Trading Fees:
    • Taker: 0.25% - 0.10%
    • Maker: 0.16% - 0.00%
  • CEX.io Security

    CEX is authorized as an MSB by FinCEN and has a Level 2 PCI DSS data security clearance meaning that the exchange shows a required level of security and due diligence for storage, processing and transmission of payment card data.
eToro Logo
Alexa rank: 4,136 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2006

Users: 3,000,000 (January 2014)

eToro is an innovative and versatile trading platform where you can trade stocks, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, incides, and commodities. eToro works as a social investment platform with its 'CopyTrading' feature which allows users to view, follow and copy the network's top traders automatically. eToro has a good reputation but it is worth mentioning that purchasing cryptocurrencies with eToro does not mean that you will physically own the asset. If you want to purchase the asset instead of just trading it, it is recommended to use another exchange.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AUD, RUB, CNH, CAD

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer Wire Transfer China Union Pay Credit Card Debit Card Giropay Neteller icon Neteller PayPal Yandex icon Yandex

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel

Founders: Yoni Assia Ronen Assia David Ring


  • eToro Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • $25 fee

    Trading Fees:
    • None
  • eToro Security

    eToro is a legitimate broker and trading platform and are regulated in Europe by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They are also registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Bittylicious Logo
Alexa rank: 247,333 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: 67,000 (June 2019)

Bittylicious is a UK-based company that works more like a peer-to-peer exchange rather than a professional trading platform. This P2P approach means that no coins are actually stored in a centralized exchange. The website looks more like an order form which simplifies the buying and/or selling process. Unlike similar platforms, such as Localbitcoins, Bittylicious does not allow for anonymous cash exchange. There are no fees involved with Bittylicious. Prices are set by the brokers. Due to this, the markup can be considerably higher.

Supported Fiat: GBP

Payment methods include: Credit Card Debit Card Bank Transfer (SEPA) Paym Barclay’s Pingit RBS/Natwest PYC

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Founders: Marc Warne


  • Bittylicious Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • None
  • Bittylicious Security

    Bittylicious has never been hacked and has positive user reviews.
Coinmama Logo
Alexa rank: 59,771 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: 2,000,000+

Coinmama is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that allows you to buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with a credit card and/or bank transfers. Since its foundation in 2013, it has grown to serve over 2 million customers across 188 countries and today has over 40 employees. Coinmama is a really simple exchange, which makes a perfect platform for safe, secure and quick transactions.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD and JPY + more

Payment methods include: Cash (via Western Union) Credit Card Debit Card Bank Transfer (SEPA) Swift icon SWIFT

Headquarters: Slovakia

Founders: Laurence Newman Nimrod Gruber Ilan Schuster


  • Coinmama Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Credit Card: 5%

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • 5.9%
  • Coinmama Security

    Coinmama is considered a reputable platform for bitcoin purchases.
QuickBitcoin Logo
Alexa rank: 5,596,735 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: Not availavble

Quickbitcoin is a London-based brokerage catering to users from the UK to buy and sell Bitcoins with Bank Transfers and cash deposits to a bank. Quickbitcoin has a simple and intuitive design. You simply select the cryptocurrency you want, enter the amount, transfer funds to your account, payment is verified and you receive your coins. The whole process is said to take under 10 minutes. QuickBitcoin is also reported to provide off-site services via a Bitcoin ATM at the Vape Lab in London. There are no fees involved with QuickBitcoin. Prices are set by the brokers. Due to this, the markup can be considerably higher.

Supported Fiat: GBP

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Founders: Hugh Halford-Thompson Guy Halford-Thompson


  • QuickBitcoin Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • None
  • QuickBitcoin Security

    Quickbitcoin has never been hacked and has positive user reviews.
LocalBitcoins Logo
Alexa rank: 5,538 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2012

Users: 1,350,000 (August 2016)

LocalBitcoins works as a decentralized exchange, facilitating P2P (peer-to-peer) Bitcoin sales by allowing users to list their own buy/sell advertisements. By using the site users can create and list advertisements, communicate with prospective buyers and sellers and confirm all the transaction details before finalizing any trade. Users can either meet in person or trade online. LocalBitcoins allows for private purchases and can be used worldwide; it also allows users to make purchases via a number of different payment methods and doesn’t impose buying or selling limits.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CNY & 50+ more

Payment methods include: BPAY Cash Credit Card Cryptocurrency Debit Card Flexepin icon Flexepin iDEAL Neosurf icon Neosurf Neteller icon Neteller PayPal Perfect Money icon Perfect Money Bank Transfer (SEPA) Swift icon SWIFT Western Union

Headquarters: Helsinki, Finland

Founders: Jeremias Kangas


  • LocalBitcoins Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Fees vary

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Fees vary

    Trading Fees:
    • Fees vary
  • LocalBitcoins Security

    LocalBitcoins has a strong reputation for being reliable and safe to use. Security-enhancing features like two-factor authentication (2FA), Login Guard, support staff, and a feedback-driven reputation system all contribute to the safety and security for users. Also, the fact that all online trades are protected by escrow.
Kraken Logo
Alexa rank: 10,707 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2011

Users: 4,000,000 (February 2019)

With millions of active users, an international market, and strategic investors on board, Kraken, joins Coinbase and Binance to become the big three cryptocurrency exchanges in the global market. Kraken provides cryptocurrency to fiat trading and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal. In February 2019, Kraken announced that it had raised US$100 million in a direct offering to its largest customers at a $4 billion valuation.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CAD

Payment methods include: Electronic Funds Transfer Bank Transfer (SEPA) Wire Transfer

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, U.S

Founders: Jesse Powell


  • Kraken Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • EUR SEPA Deposit (Free) - EEA countries only
    • USD Bank Wire Deposit ($5 USD) - US only
    • EUR Bank Wire Deposit (€10) - outside US only
    • USD Bank Wire Deposit ($10 USD) - outside US only
    • JPY Bank deposit (Free, ¥5,000 deposit minimum) - Japan only
    • CAD Wire Deposit (Free)

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Cryptocurrency: Fees vary
    • EUR SEPA Withdrawal (€0.09) - EEA countries only
    • USD Bank Wire Withdrawal ($5 USD) - US only
    • USD Bank Wire Withdrawal ($60 USD) - outside US only
    • EUR Bank Wire Withdrawal (€60) - outside US only
    • JPY Bank withdrawal (¥20) - Japan only
    • CAD EFT Withdrawal ($10 CAD)

    Trading Fees:
    • Maker: 0-0.36%
    • Taker: 0-0.08%
  • Kraken Security

    Kraken is considered one of the safest bitcoin exchanges around. The platform provides cryptography-verified proof of reserve audits. These audits verify the total amount of cryptocurrency held by Kraken. The company appears to be well-capitalized and very safe to use.
OkCoin Logo
Alexa rank: 233,341 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: Not availavble

OKCoin is a Chinese-based exchange that was founded in 2013 and is currently one of the more dominant platforms for Bitcoin trading. OKCoin primarily services users from China and the Asian markets but accepts traders from all over the world.

Supported Fiat: USD, CNY

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer Wire Transfer

Headquarters: Beijing, China

Founders: Star Xu


  • OkCoin Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Signature Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Silvergate Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Prime Trust (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Epay Account Transfer: 1%
    • Prime X Transfer: Free

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Signature Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Silvergate Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Prime Trust (Bank Transfer): USD $35/Transaction
    • Epay Account Transfer: Free
    • Prime X Transfer: Free

    Trading Fees:
    • Maker: 0.10% - 0.01%
    • Taker: 0.20% - 0.03%
  • OkCoin Security

    OKCoin integrates bank-level SSL security encryption, cold storage for the majority of their cryptocurrency, GSLB and distributed servers, and real-time account monitoring of deposits and withdrawals.
BitMEX Logo
Alexa rank: 12,924 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: Not availavble

BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange), is a peer-to-peer derivatives trading platform that provides reliable derivatives, futures, and indefinite contracts on cryptocurrencies, primarily Bitcoin. BitMEX boasts over $180B traded since its’ launch and $80B in December of 2017 alone. The BitMex platform doesn’t work with fiat currencies.

Supported Fiat: None (only Bitcoin)

Payment methods include: Cryptocurrency

Headquarters: Hong Kong, HK

Founders: Arthur Hayes Ben Delo Samuel Reed


  • BitMEX Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • Fees vary
  • BitMEX Security

    BitMEX runs a first-of-its-kind multisignature deposit and withdrawal scheme. All BitMEX addresses are multisignature and all storage is kept offline.
Gemini Logo
Alexa rank: 31,817 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2015

Users: Not availavble

Gemini is a digital asset exchange and custodian, founded in 2014 by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets such as bitcoin and ether. Gemini is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) and also the first exchange to launch bitcoin futures contracts in December 2017.

Supported Fiat: USD

Payment methods include: Wire Transfer Electronic funds transfer Cryptocurrency

Headquarters: New York City, New York, U.S

Founders: Cameron Winklevoss Tyler Winklevoss


  • Gemini Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Cryptocurrency: Free
    • Wire Transfer: Free
    • ACH: Free

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Cryptocurrency: 0.001 BTC

    Trading Fees:
    • 0.25%
  • Gemini Security

    Gemini is considered to be one of the most secure cryptocurrency exchanges on the market. Gemini is governed by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and complies with anti-money laundering (AML) rules. Client deposits are eligible for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance coverage and the company is also heavily capitalized to protect the digital currency you store offline.
Paxful Logo
Alexa rank: 15,221 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: 800,000 (June 2019)

Paxful works as a peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform. Established in 2015, the peer-to-peer marketplace allows buyers and sellers to interact by posting trade offers. Users can choose to make purchases using PayPal, MoneyGram, Amazon/iTunes gift cards and many more payment methods.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, CNY & 50+ more

Payment methods include: Cash Credit Card Debit Card Flexepin icon Flexepin iDEAL Neosurf icon Neosurf Neteller icon Neteller PayPal Perfect Money icon Perfect Money Swift icon SWIFT Western Union Moneygram icon Moneygram Giftcards

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S

Founders: Ray Youssef Artur Schaback


  • Paxful Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • Buyer: None
    • Seller: 1%
  • Paxful Security

    Funds are held in escrow by Paxful until both parties confirm all components of the transaction.
Bitpanda Logo
Alexa rank: 42,566 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: 900,000 (December 2018)

Bitpanda is an Austrian cryptocurrency exchange that offers users a personal wallet and trading platform. The exchange has been becoming increasingly popular throughout Europe with a very well designed and easy to use platform.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, CHF, GBP

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer Credit Card Debit Card Cryptocurrency Neteller icon Neteller Bank Transfer (SEPA) SOFORT

Headquarters: Vienna, Austria

Founders: Eric Demuth Paul Klanschek Christian Trummer


  • Bitpanda Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Fees vary

    Trading Fees:
    • Maker: 0.10% - 0.05%
    • Taker: 0.10% - 0.05%
  • Bitpanda Security

    Bitpanda stores user funds in secure offline wallets (cold storage), use SSL encryption, offer DDOS protection and session management and email confirmation for all critical actions like sending cryptocurrencies from Bitpanda to other wallets.
Wall of Coins Logo
Alexa rank: 987,313 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: Not availavble

Wall of Coins is a peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace that lets users buy and sell bitcoin, working similarly to LocalBitcoins. Wall of Coins is run by Genitrust, a privately-funded corporation that has specialized in Bitcoin software solutions since 2013. Despite only accepting cash payments for bitcoin, Wall of Coins serves over 120,000 locations in the United States alone, including popular remittance centers like Western Union and MoneyGram.

Supported Fiat: USD, AUD, GPB, CAD

Payment methods include: Cash Bank of America’s Teller Assist Moneygram icon Moneygram

Headquarters: Sarasota, Florida, U.S

Founders: Robert Genito


  • Wall of Coins Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Wall of Coins does not disclose how much users pay in fees as they are already incorporated into the prices.

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • None
  • Wall of Coins Security

    Wall of Coins is a no-registration platform, only needing your phone number and postal code to receive bitcoin. Wall of Coins also stores their bitcoin in an offline cold wallet.
Changelly Logo
Alexa rank: 39,527 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2015

Users: 2,000,000 (June 2019)

Changelly allows one to exchange one cryptocurrency for another and also buy using a bank card. All this is done through a convenient and clean user-interface and a quick registration via email or social media account. Changelly’s conversion mechanism is integrated into some of the biggest cryptocurrency platforms such as Poloniex, Bittrex, and Binance. There are no geographical restrictions to the service that Changelly provides, so it can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP

Payment methods include: Credit Card Debit Card

Headquarters: Valletta, Malta

Founders: Alex Melikhov Konstantin Gladych


  • Changelly Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Changelly does not have set fees due to the volatility of cryptocurrencies. By not having fixed fees on trades, Changelly avoids being accountable for risk and volatility. Additionally, without fixed rates, Changelly is able to charge lower commission fees.

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Not found

    Trading Fees:
    • Not found
  • Changelly Security

    Changelly offers two-factor authentication and an HTTPS security protocol. No user funds are stored by Changelly as all coins sent are processed to be exchanged and transferred to user wallets.

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