The BitPay Card is issued in the United States by Metropolitan Commercial Bank and is available and supported in all 50 US states.
The BitPay Card is issued by Wave Crest Holdings Ltd. outside of the US and is available and supported in the European territories.
[OCTOBER 2017] What about BitPay's Wave Crest cardholders outside of the US and European territories?
Our prepaid card program issuer Wave Crest Holdings Limited recently announced that it will no longer be issuing or maintaining Visa® Prepaid Cards outside of the territory of Europe.
This unfortunately means that the BitPay Card will no longer be available or usable outside of the countries in the European territory (still issued by Wave Crest Holdings) and all 50 US states (where the card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, not Wave Crest). Existing BitPay Cards and other Visa Prepaid Cards registered to cardholders outside of the European territories and the United States will be closed as of 15 October, 2017.
We have sent refund emails to affected cardholders and provided more information on this change in a recent communication to Wave Crest BitPay cardholders which you can view here: http://mailchi.mp/bitpay.com/notice-important-upcoming-changes-to-your-bitpay-card-account
As we state in the email, we still look forward to continuing our work with Visa in the US and the European territories, and we’re working to restore support to our cardholders in other countries soon. If you want to be notified when we come to more markets, stay tuned by subscribing to our blog updates!
For US Residents:The BitPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa, U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan” and “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014. Use of the Card is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Cardholder Agreement and fee schedule, if any.
For Non-US Residents:The BitPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Wave Crest Holdings Limited pursuant to a license from Visa® Europe. Visa® is a registered trademark of Visa Incorporated. Wave Crest Holdings Limited is a licensed electronic money institution by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar.