By owning gold you’re buying a form of financial insurance, so you need to own gold in the safest way possible in order to reduce counterparty risk.
That's why GoldBroker offers an alternative solution for investment and storage that eliminates any and all exposure to the risks associated with having intermediaries between investors and their precious metals, either at the level of ownership (direct) or storage (a storage account is open in your name).
Storage is managed by our partner Malca-Amit, a private operator independent from the international banking system. Founded in 1963, Malca-Amit is a trusted storage partner for financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals around the world. Malca-Amit’s highly-secured, strategically located storage facilities are recognized as market leaders. Their facilities incorporate a dedicated division providing a unique set of value-added services for those dealing in the storage of bullion.
Storage outside of the banking system allows one not to be exposed to the risks of counterparty default (bankruptcy), bank account confiscations (bail-ins), government confiscation, and be able to access one’s gold/silver quickly in case of a temporary bank closure.
Your precious metals are kept in professional storage units, thus your precious metals never leave the professional logistics chain and retain their maximum resale value. Our storage partner subscribes to an insurance policy with an international insurance company against all risks (except for losses resulting from a civil war or a nuclear explosion and/or terrorism).
Vaults are located in free-trade zones so no duties or taxes apply. Investments in physical silver are exempt from VAT.
The storage certificate issued in your name by an independent company guarantees that the gold bars really exist. A storage company cannot issue a storage certificate unless the indicated quantities of gold or silver are physically present in their vault. A storage account is open in the client's full name and a storage contract is signed between our clients and our storage partner. Which means that, even in the case of our company going bankrupt, your assets would be protected, because they do not appear at any moment on our company’s or our storage partner’s balance sheet.
View and inspect your precious metals in a secure, discreet, neutral and comfortable environment. An appointment can be made within 48 hours to verify or take possession of your gold and silver. It is not necessary to have a member of our company present; you will be accommodated by our storage partner’s team. The cost will be £389. These fees do not constitute an exit penalty; they are linked to the necessary handling and administrative duties required when verifying or withdrawing gold/silver, partially or entirely (withdrawal, use of a showroom, re-packing, sealing, assistance). Please contact us to set an appointment.
Your precious metals are protected by the strictest security rules. The vaults’ security and safety systems have been designed from the ground up incorporating a uniquely tailored mix of physical surveillance, cutting-edge technology, 24/7 monitored CCTV, together with alarm, climate, and fire control systems. Security at each vault is paramount.
|Quantity stored||Annual storage fees*|
|< 49 oz||1.5% (minimum £130/an)|
|> 50 oz||1.25%|
|> 200 oz||GoldSwitzerland.com|
|Quantity stored||Annual storage fees*|
|< 9 999 oz||1.5% (minimum £130/an)|
|> 10 000 oz||GoldSwitzerland.com|
% on the value of your holdings. Management fees are applied on the value of your holdings.
This fees include:
All our clients own their gold and silver bars directly in their name (a storage certificate is issued individually by an independent storage company that shows the identity of each investor and the bars's serial numbers). The bars are also stored in their own name as well (a storage account is open in the client's full name and a storage contract is signed between our clients and our storage partner). Thus there is no intermediation between our clients and their precious metals.
The storage certificate issued in your name is a property title issued by a independant company. This document proves that the gold bars really exist and that you are the legal owner of the precious metals.
Our secured storage partner is a company governed by country's laws in regard to logistics in secure storage of precious metals. It is this company, independent from GoldBroker, which issues the storage certificates.
Our company does not directly issue the certificates. A storage company cannot issue a storage certificate unless the indicated quantities of gold or silver are physically present in their vault.
If you store your precious metals in Switzerland for example, you must have a Swiss company issuing your property title in order to have absolute guarantee that it will be recognized by Swiss law.
If you hold gold through a bank or other entity and you do not have a clear ownership certificate mentioning your name and your bars’ serial numbers, it is important to ask yourself the following question: If there is no clear document proving I am the direct owner of my gold, on which company’s balance sheet does it show? Who is the real, legal owner?