Payment methods

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Bisq offers several payment methods to buy and sell bitcoin for fiat currencies or other cryptocurrencies.

Every offer on Bisq designates a payment method for traders to settle payments. The Bisq software does not actually integrate with any payment methods—all non-bitcoin fund transfers are made outside of Bisq software.

Unlike cryptocurrency transfers, many fiat payment transfers are riddled with flaws and limitations that require Bisq to employ special measures to encourage fair and honest trades. One of these measures is lower per-trade limits, which are covered below. Another key measure is account signing.

Fiat payment methods

The payment methods vary in chargeback risk, regional availability, transaction size, fees, privacy, verifiability, and other characteristics. The top consideration for maintaining payment methods is chargeback risk. PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App are not supported on Bisq because chargebacks for payments made with those services are relatively easy.

We welcome suggestions for new payment methods on Bisq, especially for those that enable new markets. Documentation on the criteria and process for adding new payment methods is found here. Please also feel free to make suggestions by reaching out on Matrix in the #payment-methods channel.

Below is a list of fiat payment methods Bisq currently supports.

Note: The maximum trade sizes listed below are not available for most newly-created payment accounts. Please refer to Account signing for details on how to enable larger trade sizes for your payment accounts.

Payment Method Region Trading Period Per-Trade Limit Notes
ACH* USA 5 days 0.25 BTC coming soon v1.8.0!
Advanced Cash* Global 1 day 2.00 BTC Not available in the USA.
Alipay* China 1 day 1.00 BTC
Amazon eGift Card* Global (AUS, CAD, EUR, GBP, INR, INR, JPY, SAR, SEK, SGD, TRY, USD) 1 day 0.25 BTC Supported in USD, EUR, CAD, and a handful of other markets.
Australian PayID* Australia 1 day 1.00 BTC
Bizum* Spain 1 day €2,000 Euros per day NEW
Capitual* Global (BRL, EUR, GBP, USD) 1 day 0.25 BTC NEW
Cash by Mail* Global 8 days 0.25 BTC Please check the article and follow the instructions to avoid disputes.
Cash Deposit* N/A 4 days 0.25 BTC Ensure to follow Cash by Mail trade rules.
CelPay* Global 1 days $2,500 limit per day NEW
Domestic Wire Transfer* USA 3 days 0.25 BTC coming soon v1.8.0!
Face-to-Face (F2F)* Global 4 days 1.00 BTC See article for special guidance on F2F transactions.
Faster Payments* UK 1 day 0.25 BTC See article for recent changes to avoid issues.
HalCash* Spain 1 day 1.00 BTC
IMPS* India 1 day Rs. 1,000,000 per day NEW
Interac e-Transfer Canada 1 day 0.25 BTC
Japan Zengin Furikomi* Japan 1 day 1.00 BTC
Monese* Europe (GBP, EUR and RON) 1 day 0.25 BTC NEW
MoneyBeam (N26) Europe 1 day 0.25 BTC
MoneyGram* Global 4 days 0.50 BTC
National Bank Transfer N/A 4 days 0.25 BTC
Nequi* Colombia 1 day COP 7,000,000 per month NEW
NEFT* India 1 day Rs. 50,000 per transaction NEW
Paxum* Global 1 day 0.25 BTC NEW
Paysera* Global 1 day 0.25 BTC NEW
PayTM* India 1 day Rs. 100,000 per transaction NEW
Perfect Money* Europe and USA 1 day 1.00 BTC
Pix* Brazil 1 day 0.25 BTC NEW
Popmoney USA 1 day 0.25 BTC
PromptPay* Thailand 1 day 1.00 BTC
Revolut Global 1 day 0.25 BTC See article for recent changes to avoid issues.
RTGS* India 1 day Minimum of Rs.200,000, Maximum of Rs.1,000,000 per transaction NEW
Satispay* Italy 1 day 0.25 BTC NEW
SEPA Europe 6 days 0.25 BTC
SEPA Instant Europe 1 day 0.25 BTC
Skrill* Global Varies 0.25 BTC Coming soon!
Strike* USA 1 day $1,000 maximum per transaction NEW
SWIFT* Worldwide 7 days 0.5 BTC
Swish* Sweden 1 day 1.00 BTC
Tikkie* The Netherlands 1 day €2,500 maximum per transaction Coming soon v1.8.0!
Transfer with Same Bank N/A 2 days 0.25 BTC
Transfer from Specific Banks N/A 4 days 0.25 BTC
TransferWise* Global except USD trades 4 days 1.00 BTC
TransferWise-USD* Global for USD trades 4 days 1.00 BTC Coming soon v1.8.0!
US Postal Money Order* USA 8 days 0.25 BTC Within USA, $1000 limit per transaction, up to $3000 per day without ID.
Uphold Global 1 day 0.25 BTC
UPI* India 1 day Rs. 100,000 per transaction NEW
Verse* Europe (EUR, SEK, HUF, DKK, PLN) 1 day €10,000 per year NEW
WeChat Pay* China 1 day 1.00 BTC
Western Union Global 4 days 0.50 BTC
Zelle USA 4 days 0.25 BTC See this page to see if/how your bank works with Zelle (including sending limits).

* These payment methods do not need to be signed to lift the 0.01 BTC buying limit (see account signing for more details).

Payment method guides

  • EUR payment methods overview.
  • USD payment methods overview.
  • Altcoin payment methods

    Bisq also supports a variety of cryptocurrencies for buying and selling bitcoin, like XMR, ETH, ZEC, L-BTC or LTC.

    Because altcoin transfers are irreversible and relatively quick, altcoin trades can be up to 2 BTC in size right away (no need to wait for account aging or account signing).

    Payment Method Trading Period Per-Trade Limit
    Altcoins 1 day 2.00 BTC
    Altcoins Instant 1 hour 2.00 BTC

    Altcoins Instant trades go by fast! Please remember to disable Instant offers in Portfolio > My Open Offers if you might not be around to settle an Instant trade.

    See more details about creating altcoin accounts here.