Kraken to Suspend ACH Deposits and Withdrawals Following Silvergate Shutdown

The exchange says no other services will be affected by this change.

AccessTimeIconMar 22, 2023 at 9:11 p.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:11 a.m. UTC

Crypto exchange Kraken will suspend automated clearinghouse (ACH) deposits and withdrawals starting March 27, with the company looking for a new banking partner following the failure of Silvergate Bank.

ACH transfers are the primary system for electronic payments made to and from banks.

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  • “As of March 27, 2023, Kraken clients will no longer be able to use ACH deposits and withdrawals through Silvergate,” the company told CoinDesk in an email. “We are working to make ACH funding options available through alternative funding providers as soon as possible and will communicate details with clients as soon as we can.”

    No other services will be affected by this change, Kraken said. The exchange plans to resume ACH deposits and withdrawals as soon as it finds alternative funding providers.


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