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Get yourself an 18 carat gold debit card

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The Royal Mint has unveiled the world’s first 18 carat gold payment card, aimed at:

“those who value high quality luxury items that make a statement.”

And, unsurprisingly, it looks quite funky as you can see above (click to enlarge).  You’ll notice that your signature is laser engraved into the front.

Raris Royal Mint gold debit card

It comes with Mastercard World Elite benefits, such as Lounge Key airport lounge access – albeit you can get the same benefits with a £15 per month Curve Metal card!

Raris Royal Mint gold debit card

You can find out more on the Royal Mint website here.  What it doesn’t tell you is that the fee for the card is £18,750.  It is also a debit card, not a credit card, so you won’t earn any points when you use it.  On the upside, there are no foreign exchange fees and, as it is a debit card, anyone can get one ….. well, anyone happy to pay the £18,750 fee.

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Comments (147)

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    Did I read something that the funds have to be with them by the deadline?I

    Know my current is a provider would take weeks to transfer.

    Can’t see anything in the t&c about when funds arruve, just when account opened.

  • EC says:

    Any of those 160 tier point destination worth a visit around Feb-Mar time?

  • Kaz says:

    Hey there,

    I’ve tried to post it on another more relevant post but for some reason comments get switched off. Do you know if BA started charging for making CV redemption bookings made over the phone?
    I tried booking my flight and the woman said ‘that will be £15 per person per booking’. Never happened to me before ….
    also seen somewhere previously that you cant call up any other BA customer centre located outside of the Uk as they wont book the CVoucher flight for you if it originates in the Uk.

    Is that true? Has anyone dealt with them recently?