20 years' experience within the eCommerce, technology and digital marketing sectors. Founder of digital agencies Visuality and Bite and online gold bullion dealer GoldMadeSimple.com
Leading the movement for a global payments revolution
WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT
At a time of extraordinary monetary policy and when trust in currencies, banks and existing payment systems has been eroded, Glint helps us move to a more stable global economy. Glint is bringing reliability, independence, choice and control to clients, by reintroducing the most universally trusted form of money, Gold.
The Glint card is accepted by tens of millions of merchants and over 2 million ATMs, in more than 210 countries and territories.
We want to make money fairer and to give everyone the opportunity to prosper.
We feel it is unfair that money is prone to depreciate in ways we have no control over. At Glint, we believe the ready-made solution has existed for Millennia, but until we came along, it just hadn’t caught up with modern life – that solution is gold.
Gold is Security. Glint its Key.
Glint is privileged to be backed by a world-class group of investors who believe in our mission to redefine money and to make it fairer for everyone. Our individual professional investors are complemented by a number of well-established institutions, notably:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Glint is privileged to have a highly experienced Board of Directors:
Former CEO and Board Director of the World Gold Council and investment banker with James Capel, Nikko, and Lazard. Haruko has served on the boards of a number of major international companies, including AB Volvo, and is a Non-Executive Director of several public companies.
Former MD of Investment & Strategy at the World Gold Council and CEO of Swapstream, Marcus was also global head of equities at Rabobank and a top rated investment strategist at UBS, Salomon Brothers and SBC Warburg. Currently Managing Director Strategic Gold Partners at ICON Capital Reserve SA.
The former President of Old Peak Group, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Asia and head of GSAM in Asia Pacific ex-Japan. Prior to this, he led GSAM’s UK and Irish business.
Board of Advisors
Sir John Hegarty, who has been quietly working with the creative team for several months, has joined our Board of Advisors. Sir John’s name became part of an advertising folklore as part of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the agency behind such iconic campaigns as Levi’s laundrette and Audi’s ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’ Sir John was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen in 2007 in recognition of his services to the advertising and creative industries. We are more than excited to have John on board and look forward to working with him to develop the Glint brand as we continue to grow and expand our services.
Craig Dewar, Co-founder of Global Processing Services, (GPS), the leading payments issuer processor, has joined our newly created Board of Advisors. Craig boasts an unparalleled record in the payments industry, playing a pivotal role in the development of the GPS platform that has underpinned some of the largest fintechs and neo-banks including Revolut, Monzo and Starling Bank. He is also a former investment banking Technology Director with roles at Saloman Brothers, JP Morgan and CSFB. Craig will provide unique insight that will be instrumental in developing Glint's tech offering and advancement of our products.
Glint Pay Services Limited (company No. 10117131) is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900657) for the issuing of electronic money. Gold is not regulated by the FCA. Glint is not a bank. See Glint’s Financial Services Registration.
OUR HISTORY AND PRESENT
App development began
We first developed the app for iOS and then completed the Android version. Originally, clients could have only Great Britain Pounds and Gold wallets. Now they can have wallets for Great Britain Pounds, Gold, Euros, and US Dollars.
App development completed
Live product released.
In partnership with Wirecard Card Services and Mastercard we developed the Glint card in Europe to allow our European clients to spend their gold, or other currencies, anywhere Mastercard is accepted. We became an Affiliate Member of Mastercard Europe in Feb 2018.
Euros wallet added
Clients now store and spend Euros – and use it to buy physical gold in the app.
US Dollars wallet added
Clients could now store and spend US Dollars – and use it to buy physical gold in the app.
Re-designed app and launched in the US
We fully redesigned the app based on user feedback and launched it across Europe and the US.
Glint it! Our In-App P2P facility launched in UK and EU
Clients can now send and receive real gold and other currencies, instantly, between Glint users across the UK and cross-border in the EU and SEPA.
Glint it! Our In-App P2P facility launched in USA
Clients can now send and receive USD, instantly, between Glint users across the USA
HELP US TO GET BETTER
At Glint, we take great care to design products that we think you’ll love, but no-one knows your needs as well as you do. So, we’d really value your help in testing our products and services, like the newly launched P2P tool, Glint it!
By getting involved and sharing your thoughts, you are going a long way to help shape our future. Together, we will make Glint better than ever and might even change the world in the process.
Candid feedback from users like you will help us ensure that Glint continues to function brilliantly. We know your time is precious, but if you have something to share, now is always the perfect time, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
Thanks so much, in advance, for any insights you might like to share.
The Glint Team
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