CoinJar UK Review
A crypto exchange guide must provide reviews of all of the crypto exchanges out there, so that you can find the right one for you. This review of CoinJar UK consists of four parts: general info, fees, deposit methods and security.
CoinJar UK is the British branch of the Australian crypto exchange CoinJar. The team started working with the CoinJar-projects in May 2013.
CoinJar UK Exchange also has three daily auction windows, low and transparent fees, real-time API access, customisable trading interface and layout and HFT-ready. It features a dark and light mode. CoinJar markets itself as a platform with excellent in-house support.
The front fingures and co-founders of CoinJar UK is the CEO, Asher Tan, and the COO, Ryan Zhou.
CoinJar UK Mobile Support
CoinJar UK's platform is not only available from your desktop, you can also access it via your mobile phone as an app. While most trading in the crypto sphere today is carried out via desktop (around 70% or so), there are naturally people out there that want to do it from their smart phone as well. If you’re one of those people, then this platform can still be for you. Apps are available to both Androids and iPhones.
CoinJar UK Exchange Trading View
Different exchanges have different trading views. And there is no “this overview is the best”-view. You should yourself determine which trading view that suits you the best. What the views normally have in common is that they all show the order book or at least part of the order book, a price chart of the chosen cryptocurrency and order history. They normally also have buy and sell-boxes. Before you choose an exchange, try to have a look at the trading view so that you can ascertain that it feels right to you. At this exchange, the “trading view” is an orderbook style with market depth and price charts, grouped tabs, split windows and column ordering. The interface is built for experienced traders. The below is a picture of the purchase interface at CoinJar UK:
CoinJar UK Fees
CoinJar UK Exchange Trading fees
The fees here are transparent and amount to 0.20% for takers when you trade between Pound Sterling and crypto, and slightly discounted 0.15% for makers. But even better, if you trade crypto-to-crypto, the trading fees are incredibly low. Takers don't pay anything at all (!) and makers pay only 0.05%. These are very competitive crypto trading fees indeed. The following picture gives a nice overview of the fees at this platform:
It is also possible to buy or sell cryptocurrency via CoinJar UK for a flat 1.00% fee (meaning that both the takers and makers pay 1.00%), outside of their more advanced trading platform. This is possible through their app (currently only available to British residents).
CoinJar UK Withdrawal fees
CoinJar UK provides free withdrawals to British bank accounts through Faster Payments (FPS). You can also withdraw your altcoins for free. For bitcoin withdrawals, the fee was previously 0.0005 BTC.
However, as of 24 June 2020, the withdrawal fee is "dynamically calculated depending on the amount you are sending as well as the blockchain congestion level at the time of sending". The exchange recalculates the fee every 15 minutes. For comparison purposes, we have listed their withdrawal fee as the network fee, although it is likely slightly higher.
At CoinJar UK, you can deposit from your bank account (using FPS), which are both fee-free and takes 1 hour or less. That is, in addition to deposits by cryptocurrency that are possible through CoinJar UK’s wallet services. This can be helpful especially for newer crypto investors and also makes CoinJar UK what we call an “entry-level exchange”.
Credit or debit card deposits are however not available.
Finally, as mentioned above, this exchange supports credit card deposits (alone or through the use of any of its associated payment service providers). Other cryptocurrency exchanges that also have this option include: