Glint: Global Gold Currency 4+

Buy & Spend Gold instantly


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Join tens of thousands of people who buy, spend, save and send gold, at the best gold prices, with the Glint App and Glint prepaid debit Mastercard®! Glint is bringing gold into the digital age.

It's quick, easy, and secure to download Glint and register for an account. Try Glint today!

- What others are saying about Glint -

CNBC says: Glint allows "gold [to] becomes shoppers' new digital way to pay."

TechCrunch says: "gold historically has been a better storage of value than any government-created currency, and therefore - with the aid of technology - Glint is a good candidate for an alternative global currency."

Kitco says: "Forget bitcoin and cryptos, gold is the ultimate global currency - Glint."

- Gold & Other Currencies -

Buy Gold
The Glint App is a simple way to buy physical gold bullion. Any amount, large or small, from the smallest to the highest purchase, always at the lowest cost.

Save Gold
Inflation erodes the value of money while gold has been a proven store of value across millennia. It's free to save your gold bullion with Glint.

Spend Gold
For the very first time, you can spend gold globally, like any other currency, using the Glint Mastercard®.

You can hold your money in the form that's best for you; pounds, dollars, euros and, of course, gold.

You can exchange your money between GBP, USD, EUR and GOLD instantly and securely

- Glint's Premium Platform -

Your gold is legally allocated to you, segregated in independent vaults by Brinks in Switzerland and insured by Lloyds of London. Glint is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Your other currencies are held in segregated & safeguarded accounts at a Tier-1 bank.

There are no hidden fees. At Glint, we use the inter-bank interest rate and only charge a small 0.5% transaction fee. That makes us up to 8 times cheaper than most banks.

Quick and Easy
Buying, saving and selling gold and exchanging other currencies couldn't be easier using the Glint App.

What we are not
Glint is not a bank or a crypto-currency. We are the superior and tangible alternative.

Buy, Spend, Save & Send Gold instantly with Glint. Register for a Glint Account today!

In the UK and throughout the Single European Payments Area, Glint offers a prepaid debit Mastercard®. In the USA, your Glint Card is issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to license from Mastercard International.​

What’s New

Version 2.39.6

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.

If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
983 Ratings

983 Ratings

rebelyonuk ,

Not faultless but...

OK, so there have been some problems with the administration episode this year which was certainly undesirable and the company could definitely have communicated better individually with its customers at the outset. I still don’t really understand why that didn’t happen. It seems only fair however, to point out that the way the system is structured there was never any risk of clients losing ownership of their own gold. New fintechs are always going to have teething issues be they technical or funding related but the good ones will survive and prosper. Personally, I have no doubt that Glint will be a survivor. It’s a great concept exceptionally well executed. Go for it.

scottishsunrise ,

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

Developer Response ,

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.

BeepyBlurp ,

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.

Developer Response ,

Hi BeepyBlurp,

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.

Best wishes,

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