It’s been another busy month at Glint with plenty of government announcements! Plus we’ve welcomed a new addition to our leadership team as Emmanuel Ide joins Glint as our new Head of Engineering. Emmanuel has great plans to transform the user experience of our platform – his appointment was covered in Finextra.
UK borrowing hit £19tn in February – up a staggering 1170% on the year – eroding the value of our savings even further. Jason’s commentary appeared in the Daily Express and MSN looking at what this could mean for our personal finances.
The UK saw one of its biggest political events of the year earlier this month as Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the annual Budget to parliament. He announced that over £400bn had been borrowed to support the UK through the pandemic and it’s likely that we haven’t felt the worst of the financial impact yet! Glint’s commentary from Budget day was covered by Tech Startups, Scottish Financial Review and Disruption Banking.
Jason met with Fintech Finance and his interview was published in The Fintech Magazine. During the interview, Jason discusses what led him to start Glint, why more clients are turning to gold through Glint’s platform and the long-term performance of gold.
In the UK, the Office for National Statistics announced the latest household spending statistics which hit the lowest level since 2015-16. Jason’s commentary on the announcement and how this impacts consumers and savers was published by The Fintech Times. He discusses how savers are forced to entrust even more of their wealth to banks as a result of historically low-interest rates, and the continued threat of negative interest rates later this year.
Jason’s article for Fintech Futures discussed the alternative currency revolution and the role of gold in securing our future financial security and taking control of our finances.
Democratising gold is one of the main reasons Glint was launched so we welcome anything that unlocks accessibility and allows consumers to take control of their finances. The World Gold Council joining the WealthiHer Network, which aims to promote female financial equality, is certainly something that should be applauded. Jason was asked for his thoughts on the partnership by Disruption Banking.
We all know that gold prices have dipped during 2021 but the long-term fundamentals that attracted us to gold still remain in place. Jason discussed some of the factors that are attracting increasing numbers of clients to gold and Glint with Disruption Banking.
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