Gold Credit Cards for Wealthy Drivers in Britain
The Royal Mint, Britain's currency-issuing body, is secretly issuing 18-carat gold credit cards to high-end customers, the Daily Mail reported.
The newspaper also reported that the cost of a single card will be £ 3,000, and the name of the holder will be engraved on the back.
The Daily Mail said the Royal Currency House was currently considering technical techniques that would make gold credit cards usable for ATM machines as well as remote card readers.
The goal behind the Gold Card project is to issue credit cards made of precious metal, and hopes to find the right technology for the new cards to be manufactured for some of its high net worth partners.
The Daily Mail quoted MasterCard International, the world's largest credit card maker, as saying it was working with Dar to find the right technology. It is expected to take a year before the cards are issued and put on the market.