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Around the campfire: Glint – my travel essential

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“Despite the fact that my partner and I are eagerly expecting our second child, any day now, I’m really looking forward to the time when I can start travelling again! Much of my life pre-Covid has been spent jetting across the world to meet with some of the most interesting people you could ever imagine (you know who you are, most of you read this newsletter)…

Now, I founded Glint for some very particular reasons, but ease of payment across borders is certainly one of the most special. I use my Glint prepaid debit Mastercard® to pay all my bills when I’m travelling and to get the best rates, either with gold or local currencies and often take cash out of one of the thousands of ATMs worldwide that take Mastercard®.

The thing about using my Glint card is that we offer our clients the wholesale market rate or ‘real exchange rate’ and only charge a small fee of 0.5% when travelling abroad (free to spend gold in my home country), whatever the size of the transaction.

So, I pay my hotel bills; I pay for flights, dinners, nights at the theatre and even a juice in Cupertino, all in gold and all using my Glint card, safe in the knowledge that I won’t get caught out with any hidden currency exchange fees or underhand bank charges. I can check my mobile app at any time and view all my transactions to keep a track on my spending.

Those of you that regularly read this column will know how passionately I value my ever growing family and how I want the best for them; whether that’s the best home-made broadband, the healthiest home-grown vegetables or the easiest and smartest way to help protect my money for the next generation of Cozens. Whichever story you prefer, I hope it helps you understand why I have dedicated so much of my life to making gold accessible to everyone and helping to make everybody’s savings go that bit further with what I believe is the fairest and simplest-to-use account on the market.”

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