Anonymous, 05 Feb 2018Ultimately it's up to the consumer to decide if they want to purchase Bitcoin or not. The bank... moreIf you want to buy tokens/bitcoin (it's not even a coin) with your own money then go ahead. Don't do it with a credit card.
Of course, cause many stupid people will destroy their lives with this nonsense if they didint already
No issue at all with this.
You can still use a debit card, cash or direct deposit to buy bitcoin.
Bitcoin have a high volatility and the risk is that someone using credit on an item that is worth 50% in a months time.
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2018Ultimately it's up to the consumer to decide if they want to purchase Bitcoin or not. The bank... moreThey aren't allowed to interfere in what consumers do with their own money (as long as its legal) and, in fact, they won't. However, they are free to decide who gets a loan from the bank and to what purpose -- there they are fully entitled to not loan you money for the purpose of xyz.
That's why the article says credit cards and not debit cards, you are free to use your own money with a debit card to do that -- just not the bank's money, which is in fact what happens when you use a credit card (until you pay the bill).
The real story is that they have stopped people buying crypto currency on credit cards but no such blocks on debit card. I actually think this makes perfect sense in terms of responsibility for lending. I am not lover of the banks or stocks and shares either though!
Banks? Afraid their customers become indebted?
Hah! Good joke there.
Banks thrive on putting people in debt. It's their entire business model. They loan money from people at near zero interest, then lend that money to other people with insane interest rates.
Its kinda funny how they allow people to buy at all time high's but wont let you buy during dips/corrections.
They are just afraid of crypto and the losses they could eventually mean for them.
The fear man, the fear. They are afraid of cryptos. I've never seen banks blocking buying stocks on the stock market where your can do the same.
If you're using any of these banks, change them immediately.