As mentioned in my quick summary, like most Canada banks, Laurentian Bank of Canada doesn’t allow users to trade cryptocurrency directly on their platform, due to the complexities with setting up a cryptocurrency exchange and comes with regulations and extra work for the banks.
There are a large number of crypto exchanges that you can use to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Next you’ll want to sign up to an exchange (for this short guide I’ll use Binance as it’s a global and widely used exchange) and deposit funds so you can start trading crypto.
How to buy crypto or bitcoin with Laurentian Bank
Let’s get started! Just follow our 4 quick steps.
1. Pick a cryptocurrency trading platform
As mentioned above, I’ll be using Binance for this guide as they are a widely used exchange and have a huge range of cryptocurrencies to choose from. It’s also one of the best exchanges for beginners and allows more advanced features when you get more comfortable with trading.
The steps in this guide should be similar for most trusted crypto exchanges, so feel free to use whichever you end up going with.
Let’s get started!
2. Create account with the trading platform
You’ll first need to create an account if you haven’t already, you can do using this quick link below.
Once you’ve filled out the basic information you’ll be asked for KYC (Know Your Customer) information, this is normal for crypto exchanges to stop any bad activity. This will often be called the “verification” process.
3. Fund your account
Next, you’ll need to add funds to your account using any of their deposit methods. For Binance there are many options such as bank transfer, PayPal, credit/debit card, and many more.
4. Buy crypto
Lastly, you’ll need to go to the “trade” section, this will differ for each exchange but it will usually have some variation of this.
It’s that easy! You’ve now got the tools to buy your first cryptocurrency with Laurentian Bank of Canada.