- About Glint
Glint is a trading name of Glint Pay Services Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales with registration number 10117131. We are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 for the issuing of electronic money. Our FCA e-money register number is 900657.
1.1 Glint may from time to time and without first letting you know:
1.1.1 Make such changes to the content of the app, Website or the products or services offered as it considers appropriate from time to time;
1.1.2 withdraw such services and products as Glint considers appropriate from time to time;
1.1.3 Terminate your access or use of its services for any breach of these terms or conditions or for any breach of law or regulation or for any reason Glint considers appropriate in order to comply with anti-money laundering regulations. Glint reserves the right to use various procedures to authenticate each transaction including identity checks.
2.2 You are also advised to read the answers to the “Frequently Asked Questions” which are published on our Website.
2.3 Depending on the type of Glint Account you have, additional terms and conditions may apply as communicated to you at the appropriate time.
- Permitted Access to Glint Services
3.1 You should not use the app or Website from any country where accessing or using them or any of the information, products or services on them is prohibited by law. The app and Website does not constitute any invitation or solicitation by Glint to any person to use any such information, products or services in countries where to do so is prohibited by law.
- Intellectual Property
4.1 All intellectual property and all materials comprising or contained in the app or Website including but not limited to all text/articles, logos, software and images, are owned, or as the case may be licensed, except as otherwise expressly stated, by Glint.
4.2 You are entitled to access the app or Website for the purposes of accessing the facilities offered by Glint. However, you may not use in any way, directly or indirectly, any of its components for any other purpose. The materials contained on or comprising the app or Website may not be copied or redistributed for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from Glint.
- Limitations on liability
5.1 All content shown by Glint are provided and made available without any warranties, conditions or guarantees. All such warranties, conditions or guarantees which would otherwise be implied by law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, Glint does not warrant the accuracy, suitability, reliability, completeness, performance and/or fitness for purpose of the content of any services or products available.
5.2 Glint uses reasonable skill and care in providing its products and services to you. However (to the maximum extent permitted by law) Glint is not liable to you for any loss, damage, claim or compensation (including loss of profit or loss of use) arising out of:
5.2.1 Your use, delay or inability to use the Glint services;
5.2.2 Any inability to perform any of Glint’s obligations due to failure of any technical or operational systems;
5.2.3 Any reasons beyond Glint’s reasonable control. This will include (amongst other things) war, terrorism, government action, natural disaster, and industrial disputes;
5.2.4 Any damage to your equipment as a result of using Glint products or services;
5.2.5 Any change in currency rates which may occur from time to time.
5.3 Without limiting the more general exclusions of liability as set out in sections 5.1 and 5.2, (to the maximum extent permitted by law) Glint is not liable to you for any loss of profit, loss of use, indirect, or consequential losses, claims or other damages suffered or incurred by you from your use of the app or Website or the products or services offered however caused.
5.4 Glint’s maximum aggregate liability to you in respect of all currency transactions undertaken by you shall be limited to a refund equivalent to any monies you have paid to Glint to acquire currency.
5.5 The disclaimers and limitations of liability in these general terms and conditions shall not apply to any damages arising from death or personal injury caused by the negligence of Glint or any of its employees or agents or for fraud.
5.6 If any provisions of these terms and conditions including these disclaimers and limitations shall be unlawful or unenforceable then such provisions shall fall away and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms. Your statutory rights remain unaffected.
- Governing Law and changes to these terms and conditions
6.1 All use of the app, Website and these terms and conditions is governed by the laws of England and Wales.
6.2 All disputes arising out of the use of Glint and/or any services or products provided by Glint or any dispute relating to these terms and conditions shall be resolved by the Courts of England and Wales.
6.3 Glint reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time.
6.4 Provisions relating to placing of the order and when the contract between you and Glint is formed.
6.5 Glint does not make available foreign currency for investment, speculation or any other purposes.
6.6 Glint will use various procedures to authenticate each transaction for the purposes of law and regulations including anti-money laundering regulations. Glint reserves the right to decline to continue to process any part of your order at any time.
6.7 Glint is entitled to refuse, withdraw or cancel your foreign currency order at anytime, for any reason. Glint may terminate any foreign currency order at any time.
6.8 Glint may also terminate any contract it has with you if it is required to do so on instructions of any law enforcement agency or regulatory body. In this case Glint may retain all or any of your money if it is required to do so by law and then deal with it as ordered by a court or other body of competent jurisdiction.
- Anti-money laundering policies
7.1 As an e-money issuer (EMI), Glint is regulated under Money Laundering Regulations. Our staff are fully conversant with Anti-Money Laundering guidelines and are aware of their responsibilities in the monitoring and reporting of any actions that raise suspicion or give cause for concern.
7.2 Glint reserves the right to perform identity checks in accordance with the Terms and Conditions on all individuals who wish to apply for the Glint product. In doing so it may use 3rd parties to verify the information given. Glint reserves the right at all times to refuse to process any transaction which it believes in its sole discretion, is connected in any manner to any unlawful or illegal purpose. We have a legal obligation to report to any such suspicious transactions.
7.3 Glint is obliged by law to monitor any unusual or suspicious transactions of any size taking place where we have reasons to believe the money is derived from unlawful or illegal activity.
7.4 There is a statutory obligation on all Glint employees to report suspicious transactions to the UK authorities. Where any such report is made, Glint accepts no liability for any delay in transmission of or confiscation of the funds.
- Your Glint Account
8.1 Your Glint Account is an electronic money account which enables you to send and receive electronic payments.
8.2 The electronic money on your Glint Account is issued in accordance with the European Electronic Money Directive (Directive 2009/110/EC of 16 September 2009) and the relevant national legislation of the United Kingdom.
8.3 Your Glint Account is denominated in a currency of your choice, as selected by you from the available currencies. Any transactions from that account will be in the designated currency of the account.
8.4 The electronic money held on your Glint Account does not expire but it will not earn any interest.
8.5 You have the right to withdraw funds from your Glint Account at any time. However, you may be required to confirm your identity beforehand and the destination of the funds. There is no minimum withdrawal amount but the funds on your Glint Account must be sufficient to cover any applicable withdrawal fee. You can choose the method of withdrawal when submitting your withdrawal request.
8.7 Glint holds all client money in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Client Money rules. This means it holds clients’ money separately from the firm’s money in a designated Client Safeguarded Account in an UK regulated credit institution. This arrangement is designed to ensure that client money is not a risk in the unlikely event of Glint getting into financial difficulties.
8.8 The electronic money on a Glint Account belongs to the person or legal entity which is registered as the Glint Account holder. No person other than the Glint Account holder has any rights in relation to the funds held in a Glint Account, except in cases of succession.
8.9 Your Glint Account may be subject to upload, payment and withdrawal limits, depending on your country of residence, the verification status of your Glint Account and other factors used by us to determine such limits from time to time at our sole discretion.
- Opening Your Glint Account
To open and continue using a Glint Account, you must:
9.1.1 Be at least 18 years of age;
9.1.2 Not be a resident of any country where we do not provide the Glint Service as set out in the list of prohibited countries in our FAQ’s. This list may be amended by us from time to time, without notice;
9.1.3 Open an Account in accordance with the instructions set out in the registration page of our app or website including completing all requested information;
9.1.4 Maintain an active address, phone number and email address; and
9.1.5 Satisfactorily pass all of our required identity and security validation and verification checks.
9.2 You may only open one Glint Account in your name unless we explicitly approve the opening of additional accounts. Under this Glint Account you may choose to open currency and gold sub accounts.
9.3 You may only open a Glint Account if it is legal to do so in your country of residence. By opening a Glint Account you represent and warrant to us that your opening of a Glint Account does not violate any laws or regulations applicable to you.
9.4 All information you provide during the signup process or any time thereafter must be accurate and truthful. It is your responsibility to keep your details up to date.
9.5 You are responsible for all Taxation, legal and regulatory reporting personal to you in your country of residence or country where you report.
9.6 You may only add payment instruments (such as bank accounts or debit cards) to your Glint Account if you are the named holder of that payment instrument. Any attempt to add a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder may result in us refusing the transaction or suspending or closing your account at our sole discretion.
9.7 Your Glint Account is for private purposes only. You must not use your Glint Account for commercial purposes if you are receiving payments for or in connection with any business activity. We reserve the right to determine whether, in our reasonable opinion, you are using your Glint Account for commercial purposes and if so may suspend and or close your account.
9.8 On opening your account you may automatically receive a card if you live in a country where we are authorised to issue one. Please see our website for details.
- Maintaining Your Glint Account
10.1 You must ensure that the information recorded on your Glint Account is always accurate and up to date and we shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your failure to do so. We may ask you at any time to confirm the accuracy of your information or to provide documents or other evidence.
10.2 We may contact you by e-mail or in other ways with information or notices regarding your Glint Account. It is your responsibility to regularly check the proper functioning of your e-mail account or other methods of communication that you have registered with Glint. We shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your failure to retrieve such messages.
10.3 Fund uploads, payments received, payments sent and fund withdrawals are displayed in your online transactions history together with the fees charged. You should check your Glint Account balance and transaction history regularly and you should report any irregularities as soon as possible by contacting Client Service.
10.4 For any unauthorised or incorrectly executed transaction on your Glint Account you must notify us without undue delay after becoming aware.
- Keeping Your Glint Account Safe
11.1 You must take all reasonable steps to keep your Glint Account login details safe at all times and never disclose them to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you to provide your login details to us or to a third party.
11.2 If you have any indication or suspicion of your Glint Account, login details, password or other security feature being lost, stolen or otherwise compromised, you are advised to change your password and contact Client Service without undue delay. Any undue delay in notifying us may not only affect the security of your Glint Account but may result in you being liable for any losses as a result.
11.3 We may suspend your Glint Account or otherwise restrict its functionality on reasonable grounds relating to the security of the Glint Account or if we reasonably suspect that an unauthorised or fraudulent use of your Glint Account has occurred. We will notify you of any suspension or restriction and of the reasons for such suspension or restriction unless notifying you would be unlawful or compromise our reasonable security interests.
11.4 You must take all reasonable care to ensure that your e-mail account is secure and only accessed by you, as your e-mail address may be used to reset passwords or to communicate with you about the security of your Glint Account.
- Closing Your Glint Account
12.1 You may close your Glint Account at any time by contacting Client Service.
12.2 If your Glint Account holds a balance, you may withdraw any remaining funds by contacting Client Support and requesting that the funds are sent to a recognised bank account in your name in a manner that is reasonably acceptable for us.
12.3 We reserve the right to carry out any necessary money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud or other illegal activity checks before authorising any withdrawal of your funds, including in relation to returning any funds to you after you have closed your Glint Account.
- Uploading Funds
13.1 You can upload funds by visiting the Glint app and following the relevant upload instructions. You may be presented with a number of different upload methods depending on which payment methods are available in your country of residence.
13.2 Upload methods are payment services provided by third party financial institutions and are not part of our service. We do not guarantee the use of any particular upload method made available, and may make changes to or discontinue the acceptance of any particular upload method at any time
13.3 Glint is in no way responsible for any charges made by 3rd Party payment institutions and will credit only the received cleared funds.
13.4 We will only accept payments from and pay back to bank accounts, cards or other financial instruments that are in the name of the Glint account holder.
13.5 You may be asked to provide information such as proof of funds that we may reasonably require to ensure proper authorisation of an upload transaction.
13.6 If you choose an upload method using a payment instrument that may be subject to chargeback rights such as (but not limited to) debit card or direct debit, you declare that you will not exercise such chargeback right other than for unauthorised use of the payment instrument.
13.7 Funds received no later than 4pm on a Business Day, will be treated as received in that business day. Funds received after this time will be treated as received the next business day, unless we stipulate otherwise.
13.8 Uploaded funds will be credited to your Glint Account after the funds have been received and available for use by us. Some upload transactions, such as those by debit card, direct debit or direct banking may be credited to your Glint Account immediately, but are subject to reversal in case the actual funds do not reach us within a reasonable time. In which case we will deduct such reversed transaction from the balance of your Glint Account.
13.9 You must not make an upload through a payment instrument if you are not the named holder of that payment instrument. Without prejudice to claiming further damages, if we are required to return funds uploaded, we may charge an administration fee of £25.00 per upload return to cover our banking costs.
13.10 Uploads may be subject to upload limits due to security and legal requirements and to fulfil its regulatory obligations Glint may require further details regarding source of those funds.
- Trading Gold, FX and payments
We are not providing you with any advice regarding your decisions to buy or sell gold, foreign currency or card spend in gold.
14.1 We will provide facilities for you to buy and sell currency and gold.
14.2 Once a trade or transaction has been submitted it cannot be altered, cancelled or rescinded.
14.3 When you trade you rely solely on your own judgement. We do not offer advice under this Agreement on any matter including (without limit) the merits or otherwise of any transactions, taxation, or markets.
14.4 We may at our absolute discretion refuse any trade or transaction without giving any reason and without liability for any loss or damage incurred by you or any other party.
14.5 We will not transfer to you any funds representing the benefit of any fluctuation in currency or gold arising after a trade has been entered into.
14.6 We may request from you, from time to time, information regarding you and your financial affairs as they relate to Glint, required, in our judgement for compliance with legislation governing money laundering or other matters.
14.7 In the event of any transaction, you must have sufficient funds available in you Glint Account to settle any transaction plus any fees or charges prior to submitting a trade or transaction.
14.8 Glint reserve the right to add margin to exchange rates in the event of loss of price feed or when the market is not trading it is your choice to accept any rate provided by Glint.
14.9 We shall make all payments due to you under this Agreement in full unless required by law to make deductions.
14.10 In order for a payment instruction from you to be properly remitted, you must provide us with the information or unique identifier which is necessary for the proper execution of the transaction. The information could comprise the payee’s bank sort code and account number or, where applicable, the payee’s SWIFT number, BIC number and IBAN number.
14.11 If the information is incorrect, it could result in the payment transaction being delayed or the funds transferred being lost. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee to rectify any errors.
14.12 A withdrawal of your funds for whatever reason can only be made to a bank account in your name.
14.13 Glint may, at its discretion, make payments via any reasonable method open to them.
14.15 If you fail to make any payments due to us then we may charge you interest at the rate of 3% over London Interbank Rate.
- Withdrawing funds
15.1 You can request a withdrawal of all or part of the funds held in your Glint Account at any time. We do not guarantee the availability of any particular withdrawal method and may make changes to or discontinue a particular withdrawal method at any time as long as there is at least one withdrawal method available to you.
15.2 Glint is not responsible for and are not in control of 3rd Party charges that may be levied from time to time on transactions to and from you.
15.3 Withdrawals are subject to withdrawal fees and currency conversion fees depending on which withdrawal method and payment instrument is chosen.
15.4 You must not make a withdrawal to a bank account or other payment instrument if you are not the named account holder. Without prejudice to claiming further damages, if we are required to investigate a withdrawal to a payment instrument that is not in your name, we may charge an administration fee.
15.5 You must ensure that the payment details you enter when withdrawing funds are correct and complete. We will not be liable for withdrawn funds being sent to the wrong payment instrument where this is due to you providing incorrect payment details. When withdrawing to a bank account, you must ensure that the account is in your name, account number, sort code, IBAN and/or BIC/SWIFT are correct.
- Prohibited transactions
16.1 It is strictly forbidden to send or receive payments as consideration for the sale or supply of: drugs and drug paraphernalia, weapons (including without limitation, knives, guns, firearms or ammunition), satellite and cable TV descramblers, pornography, adult material, material which incites violence, hatred, racism or which is considered obscene, government IDs and licences including replicas and novelty items and any counterfeit products, unlicensed or illegal lotteries or gambling services (including without limitation the use of or participation in illegal gambling houses), unregistered charity services, items which encourage or facilitate illegal activities, multi-level marketing, pyramid selling or ponzi schemes, matrix programmes or other “get rich quick” schemes or high yield investment programmes, goods or services that infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party.
16.3 You may not use our services if you are residing in any of the following countries: Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Ukraine. This list is not exhaustive and we may in our sole discretion decide to discontinue or restrict our services in other countries at any time and without prior notice.
16.4 We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Glint Account at any time if we reasonably believe to be required to do so by law or in order to comply with recommendations issued by a relevant government authority or recognised body for the prevention of financial crime.
16.5 It is strictly forbidden to use your Glint Account for any illegal purposes including but not limited to fraud and money laundering. We will report any suspicious activity to the relevant law enforcement agency. You are prohibited from using your Glint Account in an attempt to abuse, exploit or circumvent the usage restrictions imposed by a merchant on the services it provides.
16.6 If you conduct or attempt to conduct any transaction in violation of the prohibitions contained in this section, we reserve the right to: reverse the transaction; and/or close or suspend your Glint Account; and/or report the transaction to the relevant law enforcement agency.
17.1 Transaction related fees can be viewed at any time in the “Fees” section of our FAQs.
- Your Data
- Our Liability
19.1 in case of an unauthorised payment or a payment that was incorrectly executed due to an error by Glint, we shall at your request immediately refund the payment amount including all fees deducted therefrom. This shall not apply:
19.1.1 Where the unauthorised payment arises from your failure to keep the personalised security features of your Glint Account safe in which case you shall remain liable.
19.1.2 If you fail to notify us without undue delay of any loss of your login details or other event that could reasonably be expected to have compromised the security of your Glint Account after you have gained knowledge of such event in which case you shall remain liable for losses incurred up to your notification to us;
19.1.3 If the transaction was unauthorised but you have compromised the security of your Glint Account with intent or gross negligence in which case you shall be solely liable for all losses; or
19.1.4 IF you fail to dispute and bring the unauthorised or incorrectly executed transaction to our attention within 13 months from the date of the transaction.
19.3. You must check the transactions history of your Glint Account regularly and contact Client Service immediately if you have any questions or concerns.
19.4. In the case of any incorrect or misdirected payment, we shall take reasonable measures to assist you with tracing and recovering such payments.
19.5 We shall not be liable for any disruption or impairment of our service or for disruptions or impairments of intermediary services on which we rely for the performance of our obligations hereunder, provided that such disruption or impairment is due to abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our reasonable control or the control of the intermediary affected.
19.7 We shall not be liable for the assessment or payment of any taxes, duties or other charges that arise from the underlying commercial transaction between you and another Glint client.
- Termination and suspension
20.1 You may terminate your Glint Account with us at any time by giving us notice.
20.2 In the event of termination we may give you reasonable instructions on how to withdraw remaining funds.
20.3 We may at any time suspend or terminate your Glint Account without notice in cases where:
20.3.2 You violate or we have reason to believe that you are in violation of any law or regulation that is applicable to your use of our services; or
20.3.3 We have reason to believe that you are in any way involved in any fraudulent activity, money laundering, terrorism financing or other criminal activity.
20.4 We may suspend your Glint Account at any time if:
20.4.1 We reasonably believe that your Glint Account has been compromised or for other security reasons; or
20.4.2 We reasonably suspect your Glint Account to have been used or is being used without your authorisation or fraudulently; and we shall notify you either prior to the suspension or, if prior notification is not possible under the circumstances, promptly after the suspension unless we are prohibited by law to notify you.
21.2 We shall give notice to you of any proposed change by sending an email to the primary email address registered with your Glint Account.
21.3 If you object to the changes, they will not apply to you. However, any such objection shall constitute a notice by you to terminate and close your Glint Account. Your Glint Account will be closed in accordance with the provisions above.
- How we communicate
22.1 We usually contact you via email. For this purpose, you must at all times maintain at least one valid email address in your Glint Account profile.
22.2 Any communication or notice sent by email will be deemed received by you on the same day if it is received in your email inbox before 4pm on a Business Day. If it is received in your email inbox after 4pm on a Business Day or at any other time, it will be deemed received on the next Business Day.
22.3 Where legislation requires us to provide information to you on a durable medium, we will make it available to you or send you a notification pointing you to information on our website.
22.4 If you are unsure whether a communication is originating from us, please contact Client Service.
22.5 We will communicate to you in English and will always accept communications made to us in English. Documents or communications in any other languages are for convenience only and shall not constitute an obligation on us to conduct any further communication in that language.
22.7 Apart from communicating via email, we may contact you via letter or telephone, where appropriate. If you use any mobile services, we may communicate with you via SMS.
22.8 You may contact us at any time by contacting Client Support.
22.9 Glint may record your calls. Both parties agree and consent to the recording of telephone conversations between the parties or their representatives without an automatic warning tone. The parties agree to the use of any such recordings as evidence in any dispute or anticipated dispute between the parties.
23.1 Any complaints about us or the services we provide should be addressed to us in the first instance by contacting Client Service. You should clearly indicate that you are wishing to make a complaint to us. This helps us to distinguish a complaint from a mere query. We will send you a complaint acknowledgement by post or by email within 48 hours of receiving your complaint in accordance with our complaints procedure.
23.2 You may request a copy of our complaints procedure at any time.
23.3 If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Financial Ombudsman Service at Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR, United Kingdom. For additional contact details you may visit the website at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.