Have gold, will travel

Why travelling with a small bar of gold provides security in case of emergency.

Gold is a universally recognised currency and is bought and sold all over the world. Carrying a small piece of gold (1oz or less) in your wallet when you travel means you can easily access additional funds should you find yourself in an emergency.


By emergency, we don’t mean cashing it in for that pair of Italian loafers you just have to have! However, if your credit card has been lost or blocked or the ATM has swallowed your card, having hard currency in the form of gold as a back-up can be a huge relief until you get yourself sorted with the bank or insurance company.


Most towns and cities will have a gold dealer or trader and if you’re travelling with gold it’s good to do a bit of research before you go. Minted bars are most widely recognised and will be easiest to trade, regardless of where you are. If you’re in a small town in Asia then a jeweller would be the place to go. In Europe, you can even go to a bank. Alternatively, an antique shop or pawn broker could help.


Gold is never going to be your chief means of spending money while you’re away, instead it is an insurance – it’s the parachute not the ambulance.


Click here to view a range of small bars available for purchase which can easily fit inside your wallet and give you peace of mind this holiday season.