Faster Payments is not anymore an choice for Binance customers in UK amid
Binance’s U.K. customers are presently unable to use the popular native payments supplier, Faster Payments, to withdraw British pounds (GBP) from the exchange.
On Monday, June 28, a notice on the Binance website declared that GBP withdrawals via quicker Payments had been “suspended for maintenance,” consistent with the Financial Times.
Faster Payments used to be a payment supplier which is used by major banks to method near-instant payments. It’s become one the best and easy channels for moving fiat currencies to and from the Binance exchange.
According to the report, U.K. users can still use traditional ways like bank cards to move cash from the exchange. However, the exchange acknowledged that the suspension of Faster Payments presents a major hurdle.
The move follows a June 27 order from the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) demanding Binance stops all regulated activities within the country following a review of its operations.
“Binance Markets restricted isn’t permissible to undertake any regulated activity within the UK,” aforesaid the FCA’s letter, noting that no alternative entity within the Binance cluster holds any of the mandatory permits to work within the UK.
On June 28, the exchange countered that Binance Markets restricted is “a separate legal entity and doesn’t provide any product or services via the Binance.com website,” adding: “The FCA UK notice has no direct impact on the services provided on Binance.com.”
Binance launched its U.K. trading platform for institutional and retail investors under the supervision of the FCA in June 2020.