When you purchase metals from Physical Gold, you have the choice of either discreet, insured delivery to your door, or high security silver and gold storage in our specialist vaults. We’re able to deliver gold and silver coins and bars globally.

The table below explains which options are available for each product.

Product Delivery to your door option Secure insured storage option Standard annual storage charge Min semi-annual charge Min storage purchase value
Gold Coins / Bars FREE YES 1%+VAT £25+VAT £2,500
Silver Offshore Storage n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Delivered Silver Coins / Bars YES – CHARGEABLE NO n/a n/a n/a
Pension Gold NO YES 1%+VAT £25+VAT £5,000
Monthly Saver FREE NO n/a n/a n/a

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All our stored metals are fully allocated. This means they’re not leveraged, so what you buy is what’s being stored for you. Beware of ETFs where there can be less gold than you actually bought. This is simply because the ETF you buy is not necessarily linked to a particular gold holding. Companies will often sell you certificates that are representative of an investment pool. Due to this, ETFs carry counterparty risk. This simply means that in the event of an economic meltdown, the company may not be able to fulfil their commitments to you.

Your metals are completely ring-fenced and you have your own section in the vault. This protects your metals from our balance sheet, the vaults assets, and every other client’s holding. We do not store your assets in an investment pool. Our paperwork clearly indicates that you are the legal owner of your gold. As a result, there is no counterparty risk associated with buying from us. Infact, we do get many questions from investors about the best way to purchase and store gold. Our advice to them is that segregated and secure is the best option and the only way to go.

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Gold Bullion in the vaults at the Bank of England. Credit:NewsCast +44 (0) 20 7608 1000 www.newscast.co.uk

Your gold and silver is fully insured on your behalf, providing you with protection & peace of mind.

The vaults we use have multiple layers of security and specialise in storing and protecting high value commodities. Metals are professionally handled, ensuring your asset retains its integrity.

We only use LBMA approved vaults. Therefore, you can rest assured that it’s a much safer option than storing your gold at your residence. While the service is chargeable, in many ways, it’s wiser to store your gold professionally.

Gold is a valuable asset, and many people purchase their gold with a long investment horizon. However, they don’t think about storage. Not only can your residence become a target for thieves, but there are also other factors involved in storing your gold. The storage environment should be free of moisture, clean and fit for purpose. So, if you want to store your gold in your residence, you might have to end up installing a special safe. Needless to say, our secure storage service ticks all these boxes and ensures that your valuable asset remains in mint condition in the years to come.

We provide you with a Storage Agreement, detailing your legal ownership. This can be used to access your metals at any point in the future, and is proof of your entitlement to the metals.

Delivery charge applies.

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Gold coins and Pension Gold are stored in Loomis International in the UK.

About Loomis International

Loomis has a long history of handling valuable goods and cash, spanning 160 years since the California Gold Rush. Loomis International Services acquired Via Mat International in March 2015 to enhance its international presence and now offers services in 110 countries. Specialising in gold storage and other high value commodities, the facility fulfils the strictest security requirements.

Insured delivery

If you wish to receive your gold and silver directly, we offer a secure, insured delivery service. All Gold orders now benefit from Free UK Delivery. Please enquire what the shipping fee is for non-UK deliveries.Your silver delivery charge will be calculated within your shopping cart, depending on the quantity ordered.We can deliver metals wordwide.

We use Royal Mail Signed For on orders below £500 and Royal Mail Special Delivery on larger orders for gold. UPS are our courier for silver deliveries. Either way, orders are sent direct to your door, so there’s nothing to ‘advertise’ the contents of the package.

We can send your order the day after funds clear, if the items are in stock.

We can provide a tracking number, so you can monitor the progress of your delivery

We provide full insurance cover for your order

We provide a buyback guarantee if you later decide to sell precious metals bought from Physical Gold