Coinbase customers in the US will have the opportunity to receive cash loans against their Bitcoin holdings. If approved, the company’s clients might get their loans in two to three days.
The Waiting List
As per an official recent announcement, Coinbase has set a specially designated waiting list for their customers, who might like to take up on the offer and borrow a given amount of cash. The main idea is that via this new opportunity they will have some more control over their crypto investments, plus they will be able to use some of their assets in the form of fiat currency, without losing any of their bitcoins.
Another fundamental reason for the loan offer is that clients could use physical money for their everyday urgent needs. Using their crypto as collateral, they will get the chance to face their financial necessities and won’t have to part with their digital assets. In case they’ve got Bitcoin in their Coinbase account, the maximum amount they could borrow is 30% of its value in cash, limited to $20,000 per client, plus a low 8% APR.
“We hear from customers that they need cash for expenses like home renovations or car repairs, but they do not want to prematurely sell their crypto or take out high-interest loans that could come with 20%+ APR. With portfolio-backed loans on Coinbase, customers can borrow cash quickly from their Coinbase accounts.”, reads the publication.
According to the announcement, customers will not have to fill out long applications, nor go through a detailed credit check, as it is often presumed when one is applying for a loan.
Terms are up to one year or less, and clients will have to pay the interest every month and wait up to one year to repay the principal.
Who Can Benefit
Customers can already join the official waitlist, and Coinbase will be offering them access starting this fall. Nevertheless, not everyone will have the opportunity to join the novice loan system.
Only clients in the following US states will have the chance to join the list: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Nebraska, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.