Physical gold is the most reliable store of value that gives you certainty in a precarious world.
The fact that Glint is different from the ground up is what sets it apart from any other debit card. You can deposit your money, in gold or pounds and spend in either. I decided I wanted to keep some of my money in gold yet still have instant access. If you're after the same you might want to explore further. Easy to use, good and very friendly client services.
I’ve been a precious metal stacker since 2015. This is much easier. Just got my card this week. Loaded it with £500. Exchanged the £500 into 16gr of gold. Easy. No worry about having to sell my physical anymore. Although I will always keep some physical. Straightforward to use. Will see how it goes then hopefully take my fair out of the bank. Put it here
The initial wait queue soon sped up in January and it is very satisfying once you get your card. Easy to transfer cash in, turn it into gold and then pop down the boozer and buy a pint with your gold. Thank goodness as I hate carrying my ingots around with me! I’m keen to see how gold performs now but recent history makes me confident. Love this new gadget.
John Clark, author of this piece, worked with the World Bank from 1992-2008, mostly in various headquarters roles in Washington DC as Lead Social Scientist