New Zealand Bitcoin and crypto OTC trading desk

New Zealand’s premier OTC service for KiwiSaver (self-managed superannuation) accounts, 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 NZD 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.


  • 2013

    Established in 2013. A gold member of Blockchain Australia and Exchange of the Year 2019.
  • 200,000+

    New Zealand and Australian institutional customers.
  • Thousands

    SMSFs, trusts and institutional investors trust us.

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

Independent Reserve’s renown over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk offers deep liquidity and a more personalised service for institutional investors, family offices, brokers and high-net worth investors who are looking to gain exposure to Bitcoin and crypto.

Whether you are looking to trade Bitcoin or other digital assets for $50,000 or $10,000,000, our industry leading OTC trading desk will provide you with seamless trade execution and settlement services that are secure and ultra-competitive.

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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

    The key advantage of using a Bitcoin or crypto OTC trading desk like Independent Reserve is that price slippage becomes nearly obsolete. This means that you will be able to lock in your Bitcoin or crypto order at one price.
  • Increased privacy

    OTC orders are also the most private way to lock in a trade. OTC orders are not visible or reported to the open market, so your trade will not signal the market and move the price away from you.
  • Market insight

    Whilst all trades are confidential, professional brokers can provide reporting and market colour, 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 trading desks provide clients with exclusive access to deep liquidity through their network of institutional Bitcoin and crypto buyers and sellers such as miners, family offices and investment funds.
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