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Precious metals

Precious metals

Precious metals in physical or book-entry form offer investors an extra way to diversify their portfolios away from more conventional asset classes, like shares or bonds.


  • A diversified range of precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium, either in metal accounts or in physical form (coins or ingots)
  • Fast, high-quality service
  • A particularly resilient asset in uncertain times
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Physical precious metals

Buying precious metals in their physical form offers an alternative investment. Precious metals can be held in secure depositories or stored in safety-deposit boxes. You can also buy precious metals in the form of coins or different-sized ingots which make an original and enduring gift. Unlike other metals, gold (coins or ingots) is VAT-exempt. This asset class does not count as part of any bankruptcy estate and it can be delivered at any time.

Precious metal accounts

Precious metal accounts allow you to take advantage of a simple investment in book-entry form. Opening a precious metal account will give you access to a range of possible transactions. Forward or spot trades and options are available on the following assets:
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
It is feasible to arrange for precious metal accounts to be converted into physical precious metals in some circumstances, subject, in particular, to melting and assay charges (factored into the price). All metals held in accounts are VAT-exempt.

Simplified trading

Fees (apart from account-maintenance and custody fees) are included in the price. Prices quoted for gold (coins, ingots) are inclusive of tax. For other precious metals (silver, platinum and palladium) in physical form, VAT will have to be added.

Rest assured that you are investing in top-quality materials

The authenticity of the physical precious metals on offer is guaranteed.
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As they are prone to volatility, precious metals should only account for a limited proportion of an investor’s portfolio.

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