How Can I Buy Cryptocurrency with CIBC?

You’ve sent Interac e-Transfers before from your CIBC account within your online banking when sending money to friends, family, or to pay bills and other daily expenses.

But did you know that you can buy Bitcoin using e-Transfer to add money to your account balance? Interac e-Transfer is Canada’s most popular payment method to buy Bitcoin and Ether because it’s fast, easy, and reliable.

Let’s go through the steps together and send an Interac e-Transfer from your CIBC online banking so can make future funding faster and easier:

Step 1: Already a verified client? All good, please proceed to Step 2.

If you’re not a client, please create your account and complete identity verification on this section of our site: Once your identity verification is complete, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Navigate to the CIBC online banking page to access your BMO online banking and enter your Card Number and Password and click the blue “SIGN IN” button as shown on the page below:

Step 3: Select the “Banking” tab at the top of the page and then press the “Interac e-Transfer” option from the “Move Money” section within the left side navigation bar. This will present you the “Send Money” page for you to enter the details of your e-Transfer as shown below:

Step 4: Now on the Send Money page press “New Contact”:

Step 5: Great! Now open a new tab or toggle over to where you will then press the red “View Instructions” button for the Interac e-Transfer payment method listed.

Step 6: You will be presented the details needed to copy and paste into the “SEND MONEY” page within your CIBC online banking where it asks you to enter the recipient details.

Step 7: Use the clipboard provided to ensure you copy and paste the Recipient Name and Recipient Email into the appropriate fields and press the red “Add” button. Note: You will see the message below once the detail has been successfully copied to your clipboard:

Step 8: Now press the red “Add Contact button and then once more in the verification window:

Step 9: You’ve successfully added as your contact. Time to send some money so you can buy some Bitcoin or Ether! Press the red “Send Money” on the page below:

Step 10: Using the Security Question and Answer provided within the e-Transfer Instructions, copy and paste them into the appropriate fields in the Security Question section:

Step 11: Now verify the information to ensure it’s correct and press the red “Next” button:

Step 12: Verify your e-Transfer by checking the information and press the red “Send Money” button:

Step 13: Fantastic! You’ve now sent your Interac e-Transfer to! Processing times vary depending on the account so your Interac e-Transfer will either arrive instantly or in exactly 30 minutes. Please allow for 10-15 additional minutes for our system to process the Interac e-Transfer transaction. You will receive an email notification in your inbox the moment your balance has been updated and populated with your funds. Press the red highlighted “balance” link to be taken directly to the page so you can complete your order for BTC or ETH.

Step 14: Now you’re on the funding page where you can see your available balance. You can press “Buy Bitcoin” or “Buy Ether” or the red “Spend” button to take you to the order page as shown below so you can create and complete your order for crypto:

Step 15: You’ve now arrived at the order page. Please enter the amount of money you’d like to spend buying crypto, in this example Bitcoin, in the “Amount to Process” field. You can alternatively press the red “Max BTC” button to spend your entire balance. You will then enter the valid Bitcoin receiving wallet address that you want the Bitcoin to be sent to into the “Bitcoin Address” field. Now, press the green “Text Me” button to have your SMS Text Code sent to your cellphone so you can enter the code into the “SMS PIN” field before pressing the red “Checkout” button to complete your order as illustrated below:

Step 16: After you’ve reviewed the details for the final time, please press the red “Confirm” button to complete your transaction to purchase Bitcoin.

Step 17: Voila! Transaction complete! Your coins have now been sent to the receiving Bitcoin wallet you entered on the order page.

Initial transactions may be held for manual review and all future transactions are instant and should arrive within 10-15 minutes depending on the speed of the blockchain. You will receive an email notification when your transaction has been confirmed on the blockchain. Enjoy your new Bitcoin!

Thank you for choosing!

Published: 2023-05-17


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