When you purchase gold and silver 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 coins, gold bars, silver coins and silver barsin the UK only at present.
The table below explains which options are available for each 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
Silver Offshore Storage
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Silver Coins / Bars
Allocated gold and silver
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 its commitments to you.
Fully segregated account
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.
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 bullion 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.
Request delivery at any point
Delivery charge applies.
We store our client's gold, silver and Pension Gold 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.
If you wish to receive your gold and silver directly, we offer a secure, insured delivery service. All Gold & Silver orders now benefit from Free UK Delivery. Non-UK deliveries are currently paused due to Brexit and Covid restrictions.
We use Royal Mail Signed For on orders below £ 500 and Royal Mail Special Delivery on larger orders for gold. UPS is our courier for silver deliveries. Either way, orders are sent directly 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