Royal Mint raises the bar with solid gold payments card

By Daniel Lanyon on Friday 11 October 2019

Digital Banking

Monzo, Starling, Revolut and N26 have opted for vibrant colours but apparently some very wealthy people want to stick to gold's glister when paying for things.

Royal Mint raises the bar with solid gold payments card
Image source: Royal Mint

One of the open secrets of fintech is just how powerful an attractively and freshly designed card can be in encouraging millions of users to adopt a firm’s  day to day banking services. Monzo, Starling, Revolut and N26 have all prioritised their own unique offerings to jazz up your wallet and hugely benefited from the growth it has brought on.

The Royal Mint, the UK’s 1100-year old coin producer, has unveiled what is a first of a kind and somewhat raising the bar in the flashiness stakes: a solid gold payment card. 

Developed in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, the account comes with limitless spend, zero FX and no transaction fees. The  18kt gold card comes with a Raris account with holders’ name and signature directly engraved into the precious metal.

Anne Jessopp, CEO at The Royal Mint said: “The Royal Mint is constantly innovating, and as the UK’s leading precious metals solutions provider, we are hugely excited to launch the solid gold Raris card in acknowledgement of growing consumer demands for unique and luxury payments cards.”

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