New Zealand Bitcoin and crypto OTC trading desk

New Zealand’s premier OTC service for brokers, institutional clients and high-net-worth investors.

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  • Fast settlements

    Fast settlements

    Trade crypto in AUD, USD, NZD and SGD discreetly, securely and quickly. Trades typically settled on the same day.
  • Deep global liquidity

    Deep global liquidity

    Whether you’re looking to trade $50,000 or $10 million, we can execute the order though our deep local and global networks.
  • Instant support

    Instant support

    The OTC trading desk is located in Sydney. We operate Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Sydney time.
  • Professional trader

    Professional trader

    Our OTC desk is comprised of veteran traders. You will have exclusive access to our experts every step of the way, from account creation through to trade and settlement.
  • White glove service

    White glove service

    We provide end-to-end service right from the first expert consultation all the way through to trade execution. We work with our clients to assist with any and all questions to build comfort and trust.
  • All crypto assets

    All crypto assets

    We offer OTC desk support for all digital assets listed on our exchange including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether (USDT), XRP (Ripple) and more. Buy in AUD, USD, NZD and SGD.

Get started with New Zealand’s most trusted crypto OTC desk

Independent Reserve is APAC’s leading over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk that offers deep liquidity, and a personalized service for institutional and high-net worth investors looking to buy digital assets in Singapore.

Whether you are looking to trade Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency for $100,000 or $5,000,000 - our industry leading desk will be able to provide you with white glove service, seamless execution and fast settlements.

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What is OTC trading?

Over-the-counter or ‘OTC’ trading is commonly referred to as off-exchange trading and is not specific to crypto. OTC deals can involve a broad range of assets from commodities to financial instruments such as stocks and derivatives. Generally, OTC markets and deals are done via dealer networks where an agent or broker brings buyers and sellers together. This differs from exchange trading where buyers and sellers trade peer to peer by posting their own price levels on an open order book.

OTC vs exchange trading

For most people looking to buy Bitcoin or crypto, trading on a secure and reliable exchange like Independent Reserve will satisfy all trading needs. However, if you are looking to buy or sell large amounts of cryptocurrency(50,000+ NZD), executing a full order at once on an open exchange may negatively impact your entry price as the order gets filled. This negative impact is referred to as “slippage” and can make the Bitcoin price go up due to shallow liquidity.
  • Reduce slippage

    One key advantage of using a crypto/Bitcoin OTC service such as Independent Reserve is that market slippage is kept to a minimum. This means the gap between the cheapest price and the actual price for the volume you want to trade is minimized. The larger the trade size, the more you will save on slippage costs when executing via OTC.
  • Increased privacy

    Since OTC orders are not visible or reported to the market, there is less chance your trade will signal the market and move prices away from you before you are filled.
  • Market insight

    Whilst all trades are confidential, professional brokers can provide reporting and market color, which institutional traders often find valuable when making trading decisions. It is important to note that Independent Reserve does not provide financial advice. All readers and clients are strongly encouraged to conduct their own personal research.
  • Deeper liquidity

    OTC desks provide access to deep pools of liquidity by tapping into their networks of institutional crypto buyers and sellers, such as miners, ICO advisories, family offices, and investment funds.
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