BitPanda Review – Buy Bitcoin with Skrill, SEPA or a Credit Card


Bitpanda (formerly known as Coinimal) is a Bitcoin broker that specializes in buying and selling Bitcoins within the Eurozone. The company was founded in late 2014 and since has grown to become on of the more popular options to purchase Bitcoins around Europe.

BitPanda’s exchange rate is higher than your average exchange due to the fact that they allow you to buy Bitcoins with methods that allow chargeback (i.e. credit cards, Skrill, etc.). BitPanda’s base price consists of the market rate plus a small surcharge. The payment option you choose determines how much fee you pay for the order. While SEPA, EPS, Giropay and Sofort have very low fees, the e-wallets like Neteller charge a bit higher fees.

For example, at the time of writing the exchange rate on Bitstamp is 1129.00 EUR per Bitcoin while on BitPanda it’s 1152.82 EUR. This means there’s a 2.1% premium on the Bitcoin price. However, that’s not all, depending on your payment method you’ll pay an additional fee.

Using a credit card / SOFORT transfer has an additional fee of ~%2 (which is relatively low). Skrill has an additional  fee of ~3.77%, Neteller is a bit lower than Skrill and the cheapest methods for buying Bitcoins on BitPanda are using a voucher or Giropay.

In order to buy Bitcoins with BitPanda you’ll need to verify basic verification. The lowest verification level requires only a phone number. This will allow you to buy 50 Euros’ worth of Bitcoins a month up to a total of 600 Euros. Higher verification levels require a government issued ID.

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The user interface of BitPanda is pretty sleek and very intuitive. Even newbies will have an easy time navigating through it and buying Bitcoins. Other online reviews suggest BitPanda is doing a pretty good job with customer service as well. Finally, it seems that the company has won a startup award in late 2016 however I can’t really tell what this award was all about.

To conclude, BitPanda seems like an excellent option for buying Bitcoins inside the EU for people who are looking to use Skrill, a credit card, or any other option. The company has been around long enough, charges relatively low fees and has good support going on.

Ofir Beigel

Owner at 99 Coins ltd.
Blogger and owner of 99Bitcoins. I've been dealing with Bitcoin since the beginning of 2013 and it taught me a lesson in finance that I couldn't get anywhere else on the planet. I'm not a techie, I don't understand "Hashes" and "Protocols", I designed this website with people like myself in mind. My expertise is online marketing and I've dedicated a large portion of 99Bitcoins to Bitcoin marketing.





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          • Wide variety of payment options
          • Relatively low fees
          • Beginner friendly


          • Not available Worldwide
          • Fees aren't stated explicitly


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            Hello! I had terrible experience with Bitpanda, cannot get help from them in 2 month trying to sort out a loss of Ethereums, now it has been weeks they do not respond to my e-mails, I lost trust in that company.

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            Bad !

            They said they suspect I am buying for someone else, without any discussion they just shut my account down.

            Stupid and unreliable.

          3. Wiener Ninja on

            If you want to buy BTC much cheaper, check out There you have to pay just 0,5% fee in total per transaction. At Bitpanda it seems to be at least 4% fees. The downside is that it is more complicated. But as always, there is nothing for free. Convenience has its price.

          4. Rodrigo Paulo Gomes on

            Hi Ofir,
            Many thanks for this helpful review!
            On another subject, is your scheduled faucets payment changed from Sundays at 10am?
            Thanks also for your great website!
            Best regards,


            • Zsofia - 99Bitcoins support on

              Hi Rodrigo, thanks for the feedback. The faucet payment is still scheduled for Sunday.

          5. Just a quick note: Thanks your exchange search facility. It’s really useful. But your link to Bitfinex actually contains a url to Bitfenix (a PC builder)! Had me confused for a bit:-)

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