It was launched first ever debit card made from pure, solid gold

12 octombrie 2019

The 18 karat gold card gives users the benefits of a Raris account, with limitless spending, zero foreign exchange and transaction fees, and its own app.

The card, which is expected to come with an £18,000 price tag, is made from source-traceable metals and is engraved with the owner’s name and signature.

The Royal Mint has announced production of the world’s first hallmarked precious metals payment card in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial. The solid gold payment card is designed for individuals who wish to access the exclusive benefits of a Raris account and for those who value high quality luxury items that make a statement.

The prestigious 18K gold Raris card is personalised for each Raris accountholder, with their name and signature directly engraved into the precious metal.

In addition to being world’s first precious metal payment card to be hallmarked by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, Raris is also the first payment card in the world to use source-traceable metals and to be certified under the Responsible Jewellery Council’s Chain of Custody.

Working in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, this launch represents the first payment card to be manufactured by The Royal Mint, further demonstrating the organisation’s adaptability to changing consumer demands.

Anne Jessopp, CEO at The Royal Mint : „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. ”

Simon Bradley, Head of Partnerships at Accomplish Financial:” We are delighted to enhance our Raris account offering with The Royal Mint’s first precious metal payment card. Raris leverages our technical capabilities to offer an account designed for the world’s most discerning clients with an emphasis on functionality and security. We are honoured to have brought together The Royal Mint and Mastercard, marrying 1,100 years of payments heritage with the payments technology of tomorrow.”

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?