Today Lloyds bank threatened to lock my online account if i didnt phone them immediately as a result of i attempted to deposit cash to my coinbase account. Why does these type of shit nonetheless occur. I believed banks, visa/mastercard are lastly beginning to undertake crypto.. i assume not, particularly not UK banks.
I needed to name them, verify my particulars to those automated bot then i used to be placed on maintain for 30mins ready for an actual individual to speak to. Then i needed to verify my particulars with this individual once more. She proceeded to “interrogate” me about what was i making an attempt to do, at first i advised her im allowed to do no matter i need with my very own cash and its none of their enterprise however she saved on persisting so i lastly advised her i used to be transferring it to my coinbase. Im fairly positive she already knew it was for coinbase anyway however she simply wished to listen to it from myself.
As quickly as i discussed coinbase she instantly transferred me to this different one who proceeded to provide me a 15 minute lesson about bitcoin and the way “unsafe” it’s…
In spite of everything that they didnt even trouble to finish my cash switch so I mainly wasted all that point simply in order that they wont lock my account. I dont even know if theyll do that once more if i attempt to switch once more to coinbase.
So im about to shut my Lloyds debit and credit score accounts however does any UK residents right here suggest and crypto pleasant banks?