Post update: As of July 2018, Abra users can also use Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards to fund their Abra wallet from anywhere in the world.
Today, we are excited to let you know that we are releasing a new feature that will let Abra customers fund their Abra wallet using an eligible American Express Card. (Eligible Cards are American Express U.S. Consumer Cards, American Express-branded Cards issued by third parties and American Express reloadable prepaid Cards.) With this new funding option, American Express Card Members can now add funds to their Abra wallets immediately and send payments worldwide. This feature will be made available to a small group of Abra wallet users today and will be rolled out to our entire user base in the coming months.
Abra customers who are not yet American Express Card Members can sign up for a Card online or, for a reloadable prepaid Card, register online or visit a participating retailer to purchase a prepaid Card with cash. (You can find a list of the American Express Cards that are accepted at the end of this blog post.)
Send money anywhere, instantly
Immediate funding with American Express cards makes it easier and faster than ever to send money worldwide. Payments and remittances that used to take days now take just minutes to receive. Abra recipients can use our network of Tellers in the Philippines to withdraw their funds as cash or withdraw funds to a bank account in the US or the Philippines. And with growing acceptance of bitcoin by major retailers and vendors worldwide, it is getting easier to spend funds directly from your Abra wallet every day.
Buy bitcoin with American Express
To fund your Abra wallet with your American Express card, simply follow these easy steps:
Step 1. Select “American Express” on the “Add money” screen
Step 2. Enter your American Express card details
Step 3. Add money to your Abra wallet with your American Express card
Step 4. Confirm the transfer
A fee of 4% of the total transaction amount is added to all Card transactions. Abra users will be able to add up to $200 per day and up to $1000 per month via their American Express Card. Check our FAQs for our latest fee schedule and information on transaction limits.
Success! Your instant funding is complete!
You can now send your funds to any other Abra user worldwide.
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Eligible Cards are: consumer Cards issued by American Express, Cards issued by a third-party licensed to issue American Express-branded Cards, registered American Express general purpose reloadable prepaid Cards including Bluebird® and American Express Serve® Cards (available online and at thousands of retailers throughout the US). You can find more information about American Express Cards here, prepaid Bluebird Cards here, and prepaid American Express Serve Cards here.
Update: The American Express option is now available to all US-based Abra customers. Please make sure your app is updated in order to take advantage of this feature.
Please note: For any questions related to your account, please contact our support team. We are unable to answer account-specific questions on our blog or other social media.