SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Trustly announces its alliance with Coinbase as an integral part of its commitment to offer Canadians secure and simple account-to-account payments. With Trustly’s Open Banking Payments, Coinbase users can deposit and withdraw funds directly from their bank account from/to their crypto wallet.
A robust regulatory framework combined with the world's third-most crypto-aware nation, make Canada a perfect fit for alternative payment methods and innovative financial services. With Trustly, Coinbase users will easily connect their bank accounts to their Coinbase account, allowing them to add funds instantly or withdraw funds seamlessly using EFT or Interac payment rails.
Popularity and demand for cryptocurrency options continue to grow in Canada; a survey by the Ontario Securities Commission indicates that over 30% of Canadians plan to buy crypto assets in the next year. Trustly is excited to continue to work with Coinbase on strengthening its offerings in Canada by enabling direct bank transfers over EFT later this year. By enabling use of the EFT network, users will be able to benefit from seamless deposits, withdrawals, and high-value deposit limits.
“Trustly is thrilled to support Coinbase and its expansion into Canada. We believe our Open Banking platform will make investing in cryptocurrency more convenient and secure for Canadians. We are excited to see how our partnership with Coinbase, a leader in the industry, unfolds,” said Ross McFerrin, VP Enterprise Growth at Trustly.
“We are excited to partner with Trustly to offer additional financial options for our Canadian customers to deposit and withdraw funds from our platform,” explains Nana Murugesan, VP International and Business Development at Coinbase. Murugesan also explained in an interview with BNN Bloomberg that partnering with Trustly was a strategic step in making crypto as accessible as possible for Canadian customers.
Founded in 2008, Trustly is a global leader in Open Banking Payments. Our digital account-to-account platform redefines the speed, simplicity and security of payments, linking some of the world’s most prominent merchants with consumers directly from their online banking accounts. Trustly can handle the entire payment journey, setting us apart from the competition and enabling us to offer an attractive alternative to the traditional card networks at a lower cost. Today we serve 8,100 merchants, connecting them with 525 million consumers and 6,300 banks in over 30 countries; and in 2020 and 2021 we processed over $42 billion in transaction volume in our global network.
We are a licensed Payment Institution under the second payment services directive (PSD2) and operate under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Europe. In the US, we are state regulated as required to serve our target markets. Read more at www.trustly.com.
Coinbase is building the cryptoeconomy – a more fair, accessible, efficient, and transparent financial system enabled by crypto. Coinbase started in 2012 with the radical idea that anyone, anywhere, should be able to send and receive Bitcoin easily and securely. Today, Coinbase offers a trusted and easy-to-use platform for accessing the broader cryptoeconomy.