Commonwealth Financial institution (CBA), the most important financial institution in Australia, has mentioned it is going to decline or briefly maintain sure funds to cryptocurrency exchanges, citing the chance of scammers.

The transfer comes amid two main international exchanges dealing with a lawsuit from america securities regulator and is only a few weeks after one other main financial institution, Westpac banned prospects from transacting with crypto trade Binance.

On June 8, CBA said it will decline or put a 24-hour maintain on “sure funds to cryptocurrency exchanges.” The financial institution didn’t clarify which exchanges or fee varieties that will be impacted by the brand new measures.

“Commonwealth Financial institution has at present launched new measures to assist defend prospects from rip-off dangers related to ensuring funds to cryptocurrency exchanges,” it wrote in a press release.

It added a $6,650 ($10,000 Australian greenback) monthly restrict on prospects sending funds to crypto exchanges to buy cryptocurrencies can be launched “within the coming months.”

“From at present, CBA will decline or maintain for twenty-four hours sure funds to cryptocurrency exchanges. In coming months the Financial institution can even introduce $10,000 limits in a calendar month the place the Financial institution can determine the client funds are to exchanges for cryptocurrency purchases,” it mentioned.

The overall supervisor of CBA’s fraud administration providers, James Roberts, claimed that “scammers globally are capitalizing” on the curiosity in crypto, pretending to be “official funding alternatives or diverting funds into cryptocurrency exchanges.”

The financial institution mentioned the measure can be “topic to ongoing evaluate” and it will monitor the affect of the measures.