The wave of banks that have banned the purchase of cryptocurrency using their credit cards grows، as Wells Fargo is now on board with these types of bans. A number of other banks، such as Chase، Bank of America، Citigroup and more، are also part of this new trend that is restricting the purchase of Cryptos.
Debit cards، it seems، can still be used to buy crypto “check with your bank to be sure about their policy”، but using credit cards to buy crypto has taken a turn with these banks leading the way way with these purchase bans, And it probably won’t be long before this ban becomes the standard.
Seemingly overnight purchases began to be canceled when credit cards were used to buy crypto، and people who had never had a problem before buying crypto with their credit cards began to notice that they were not allowed to do so shopping on Volatility in the cryptocurrency market is the culprit here، and banks don’t want people to spend a lot of money that will become a struggle to pay back if there is a big drop in cryptocurrency like the one at the beginning of the year.
Of course, these banks will also miss out on the money that will be made when people buy cryptocurrency and the market has an upswing، but they have apparently decided that the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to this gamble with their credit cards.
This also protects the consumer as it limits their ability to get into financial trouble by using credit to buy something that could leave them with poor cash and credit.
Most investors who used credit cards to make cryptocurrency purchases were probably looking for short term gains، and had no plans to stay in for a long time. They had hoped to get in and out quickly، then pay off their credit cards before the high interest rates kicked in.
But with the continued volatility of the cryptocurrency market many who had bought with this plan in mind found themselves losing a tremendous amount of wealth as the market went down.
Now they are paying interest on the money lost, and that is never good. This, of course, was bad news for banks, and it sparked the current and growing trend of banning crypto purchases with credit cards.
The lesson here is that you should never take out a line of credit to invest in crypto، and only use a percentage of your hard assets to make crypto purchases. These funds should be funds that you can lock in for a long time without hurting your budget.
So don’t get caught putting money into cryptocurrency that you’ll soon need only to find that a crash has taken money out of your pocket. There’s an old saying that goes، “Don’t gamble with money you can’t afford to lose،” and that’s the lesson banks want people to learn as they venture into this new investment frontier.