The worldwide arm of Spanish lender Banco Santander has reportedly rolled out a brand new service, permitting purchasers with Swiss accounts to spend money on and commerce Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).
According to a report from Coindesk claiming entry to a leaked inside communication, high-net-worth people of Santander Non-public Banking Worldwide may have entry to commerce BTC and ETH. Cointelegraph couldn’t independently confirm the event as Santander didn’t instantly reply to requests for feedback on the time of writing.
Whereas Santander’s rollout of the brand new crypto buying and selling companies will reportedly begin off with BTC and ETH solely, the banking large will introduce different cryptocurrencies following the clearance of its screening standards.
Based on the report, Santander launched the BTC and ETH buying and selling companies upon request from purchasers by way of relationship managers. The financial institution will maintain the personal cryptographic keys of the tradable belongings in a regulated custody mannequin.
Commerzbank just lately grew to become the primary “full-service” German financial institution to be granted a crypto custody license within the nation beneath the authorized framework of the German Banking Act.
The license permits the financial institution to supply custody of crypto belongings and “additional digital asset companies” sooner or later.
“This highlights our ongoing dedication to making use of the most recent applied sciences and improvements, and it kinds the inspiration for supporting our prospects within the areas of digital belongings,” said Jörg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz, chief working officer of Commerzbank.
The financial institution initially plans to ascertain a platform that’s each “safe and dependable” and totally complies with native laws.