Want choice and control over your finances?
For the first time, you can now save and spend physical gold (at the best gold prices) through our innovative Glint App, Glint Mastercard® and Glint Account.
Plus, your Glint Account allows you to buy, exchange and spend multiple currencies. All in one easy-to-use App.
Glint: The world’s first gold currency account
How does it work?
After you have installed the Glint App and registered for an account, you can immediately load funds to buy gold and many other currencies! You will receive your Glint Mastercard within a few days and then you can start spending gold or your currencies in any store that accepts Mastercard, anywhere in the world.
What makes Glint different?
Gold is seen by many to be more stable than other country currencies due to the influence of economic and political events – events that are generally out of your control! By saving and spending Gold, you take back control of your own finances.
Gold is the most reliable form of money. Independent and incorruptible, its value is recognised everywhere. Stored in vaults all over the world, it has also been inaccessible. Until now.
Glint is also a multi-currency app. You can exchange multiple currencies easily, spending them in over 30 million locations worldwide with your Glint Mastercard.
What can you do with the Glint App?
The Glint App is the simplest way to buy physical gold bullion. Any amount, large or small, at the lowest gold prices.
Inflation erodes the value of money whilst gold retains its purchasing power. You can buy gold bullion in bulk or slowly over time.
With Glint, you can use gold as money - get instant access with our App and Glint Mastercard.
Manage your multi-currency account
Use your Glint App as a currency app and make huge savings on exchange rates. Don’t forget that you can spend using your Mastercard as a currency card on your travels!
Safe & Secure
Your money is safeguarded in segregated client accounts within a UK Tier 1 bank and your physical gold is kept safe within one of the largest, most secure, independently insured vaults in Switzerland. The Glint App gives you 24/7 access to your gold – your own secure, virtual vault.
What others are saying about Glint
“Glint app brings gold into the digital age” - Financial Times
“You can choose on your app to pay in gold or pounds, [with] your Glint Mastercard” - The Times
“Glint turns gold into a widely accepted global currency” - TechCrunch
“Forget Bitcoin And Cryptos, Gold Is The Ultimate Global Currency – Glint” - Kitco
We are always making improvements and changes to the Glint app to make it a better experience for you, giving you more control over your money.
This release includes a few bug fixes.
If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Ratings and Reviews
Depositing money takes 3 days plus??
Had high hopes for this but after sending a ten pound deposit on Friday (sent via Monzo - faster payments - they get the money almost instantly!) it’s still not credited to my Glint a/c and it’s now Monday. Three days and still counting ... glad I only sent £10 to test the deposit time. Can’t contact them in-app, have to phone only and they are closed all weekend. Why can’t I make instant deposits like with all other accounts? Other accounts can be deposited into via debit card, via Apple Pay etc. And the money is there instantly. Why 3 days on is my deposit not credited? I’ve cancelled the standing order I’d set up to deposit into Glint. Waste of time and waste of my money leaving me on Friday and it still not been deposited and it’s now Monday!
Edited to add (August 2018) that’s it’s nice to see a developer response, albeit a month after posting - but maybe it took that long as they had to implement the changes needed to reduce the deposit time down from 3 days+. Maybe I’ll give Glint another go, nice they added debit card deposits x
Sorry to hear this. We have recently introduced debit card loads which will now making loading funds into your Glint account a lot quicker. Sorry that you could not get through on the weekend, our Client support are open on weekends so we are looking into this.
Not bad, if you know what you’re doing
First, the bad news. The inflation-beating qualities of gold is a myth. Gold is a commodity, and it’s price fluctuates, so you shouldn’t think of it as a savings account; it’s an investment account albeit a low-risk one. You may end up with less than you put in. And transaction fees of 0.5% is worse than a lot of debit cards. Also, your deposits aren’t FSCS protected.
Now the good news. 0.5% is really good for investments, and the fact that you can spend it with having to convert it back into currency is an extra bonus, if you ever did need to liquidate your holdings. It’s also useful if you need a MasterCard without getting a credit card (as we saw when the Visa network went down).
It’s a decent idea, and could work for you. but you do need to be aware what you’re getting into here. If you want to get into investing, but don’t have a lot of capital this could be a good place to start.
Thank you for your comment, we're glad you like what Glint is offering and we welcome your thoughts on gold. As you rightly point out, the gold price does fluctuate, however our research shows that given inflation and the relative staying power of gold compared to the £, it can help you mitigate the erosion of your cash. By using gold as currency you are able to take advantage of its value as a constant. We would also add gold is seen as the ultimate store of value, by saving and spending gold you are able to save in the same currency you spend - something that cash, due to inflation and low interest rates, does not allow.
We note your point on Glint accounts not falling under the FSCS protection scheme. This is true, however all Glint accounts are safeguarded and segregated by a Tier 1 UK bank. The gold you hold with us is entirely yours, allocated to you and held in a Brink's vault in Switzerland. If the financial system went down you would still be able to spend gold on your Glint card and event if Glint went down you would still be able to redeem your gold.
Thanks again for your comment and observations. Improving our app, speaking to clients and making sure that we share their interests in protecting their wealth, are essential to us. Please don't hesitate to get back in touch if we can ever help you with anything.
Great app +
It’s more than an app per se. It’s an account, and it works very, very well after using it for a few weeks. This is a great idea and easily puts gold in your hands. It’s still developing so hence the 4*. I’d like to see up front page the gold price per unit, so I can check that instantly in the app without having to fiddle with entering 1g to find that out, or going to a separate site, as I do, to watch the gold price reach the level at which I want to buy. I’d also like to see a history of my purchases, what I paid, when, and how much gold I bought, etc. Is this asking too much, I wonder? Just my thoughts. Meantime, I love it. Thank you.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.