So I purchased a few bitcoins and started to experiment with block chain out of curiosity. I've made a number of transactions in the past with no problems. I recieved a chargeback on a small amount from coinbase which ultimately disabled my coinbase account.
So while sorting things out with coinbase I decided to try a different exchange, crypto. Managed to purchase some bitcoin which was successful but the day later I was blocked from using online banking, i ring the bank and confirmed everything they needed too be told I had to visit local branch to confirm who I am.
The lady at the bank had no idea what was going on but was given a number to ring with no name. She explained my situation and was told they cannot give any information and that my account is completely blocked for investigation.
I now have to wait 10 days until I find out what is happening with my account. I can't access my money at all, use my card for any direct debits or even receive money. They where fully aware of my transaction as I ring on the day to ask why my card got declined on first attempt, they asked some security questions and then told me too try again.
I can't see what the problem is, the branch have no idea. Fraud team have no idea.. what is going on? Has anyone else had this issue? I'm in panic mode over this as I got a house to run and can't access my money.
Google results show that barclays allow bitcoin purchases..