Coinbase Users Can Borrow Up to $1M With Bitcoin as Collateral

The crypto exchange’s customers can obtain cash via their PayPal or bank accounts.

Nov 3, 2021 at 5:25 p.m. UTC
Updated Nov 3, 2021 at 5:49 p.m. UTC

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is now allowing customers to borrow as much as 40% of their bitcoin value up to $1 million with no credit checks, the company tweeted on Tuesday.

  • The borrowing minimum and maximum amounts may vary by state, Coinbase added.
  • The loans will be issued with an annual percentage rate of 8%, and borrowers won’t be required to show credit checks, Coinbase said.
  • Customers can obtain the cash using their PayPal or bank accounts. They will need to make minimum $10 monthly interest payments, and Coinbase is offering flexible repayment schedules.
  • Coinbase said that it won’t lend or otherwise use the collateralized bitcoin but instead continue to hold it.
  • Earlier this year, Coinbase dropped plans for a crypto lending product after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission raised concerns. The lending product was supposed to power a crypto savings account that would earn customers a 4% annual percentage yield (APY), a return that’s multiples higher than most savings accounts at traditional banks.


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Michael Bellusci is CoinDesk's crypto payments reporter.