Published on October 14th, 2019 | by Sam Rose
New Solid Gold Debit Card Sets the Gold Standard
The prospect of a solid gold debit card has now become a reality thanks to a creative partnership between three companies – just be prepared to spend big for it!
If like many of the UK, you’ve taken the plunge to switch to mainly using debit or credit cards for payments, then a startling new creation is sure to catch your eye!
The Royal Mint, Mastercard and payments technology firm Accomplish Financial have joined up in order to create the world’s first solid gold debit card.
But if you want to get your hands on one, you’ll certainly be paying a ‘gold standard’ fee indeed…
Using source-traceable materials, the 18-carat solid gold debit card design has been produced by The Royal Mint and will only be available to purchase should you be a Mastercard Raris account holder.
The fee for the solid gold debit card is a staggering £18,750, making it one of the most expensive debit cards to be created and exist within the UK economy at present.
And should you wish to stamp a personal touch onto your Raris solid gold debit card design?
Then be prepared to spend even more!
Each card will contain some personalization for no extra fee however, with each customer’s name and signature directly engraved into the high value metal.
The solid gold debit card has also been hallmarked by the Goldsmith’s Company Assay office, with the source-traceable materials used to produce the card also certified under the Responsible Jewellery Chain of Custody.
Solid Gold Debit Card – Linking Heritage With the Digital World
The Raris package which entitles customers to purchase the new debit card with it, also contains some other additional benefits including incentives for frequent travel and a dedicated concierge service.
Explaining more on how the concept of the Raris solid gold debit card came to be, Mark Barnett, the president of Mastercard in the UK and Ireland, commented:
“This is a really exciting project, joining the outstanding heritage of the Royal Mint – 1,100 years of engineering and artistic expertise – and Mastercard’s focus on payment innovation and security, together with our worldwide acceptance network.
Accomplish Financial ensures that the Raris card provides the perfect link between that heritage and the digital world.”
Gold Standard Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank
You don’t have to be part of an elite club when it comes to having high quality products delivered straight to your door at the Post Office Shop however.
Celebrating modern culture, magnificent moments in history and special events in the yearly calendar, there’s a gift for everyone in the family over in our Collectibles range.
The best part is – they won’t break the bank either!
Take a look today and experience the gold standard for yourself without the heavy cost over at the Post Office Shop website here.