How to buy silver in 5 easy steps
Silver is often a great addition to any investment portfolio. If we check silver prices over the last ten years, it’s interesting to note that the precious metal has always tracked gold. So when gold prices rise, so does silver. Having said that, silver is a great investment, simply because you can buy more of it. The price of gold, when compared to silver is around 80:1. So, it’s a lot cheaper than gold and requires lesser investment to build a decent portfolio. Investment pundits are bullish on silver for 2018 and silver prices are expected to go strong on the back of higher demand. It’s interesting to note that the higher demand for silver actually comes from industrial applications and not from investors looking to build a portfolio to maximise their wealth.
PhysicalGold.com don’t just sell gold! We’re also experts in silver and we’ve made it just as easy to buy silver from us as it is to buy gold. If you have any questions around how to buy silver, or how it fits in your portfolio, then just give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk through your options.
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We offer four different types of product categories: with VAT-Free Silver being the option to choose for silver investors. You can select either Silver Coins or Silver Bars from the relevant tab. These transactions will need to be completed separately if you want to purchase both.
On the dedicated VAT-Free Silver page, you should find all the information you need, along with short videos about your silver investment.
If you would like to buy gold as well, then please be aware that we use different suppliers for the different product categories, enabling your purchase to be tax efficient and our prices low. To buy from multiple product categories, please complete your transaction for one product type, before purchasing from another category. Then, just repeat steps two to five!
On the VAT-Free Silver page, you’ll be able to indicate how much silver you require. Please be aware that silver coins can only be delivered and silver bars can only be stored. This way no UK VAT is applied. Make your choices and head to the checkout! The minimum quantity for silver coins is 5. The minimum purchase value for silver bars is £5,000.
We accept bank transfer or several types of credit card. Simply input your payment and address details, as you would with any other online transaction. PhysicalGold.com uses the 3D secure payment method, giving you extra protection and peace of mind.
You’re done! We’ll send your silver coins directly to your door, using fast, secure and discreet delivery, or place your silver bars into our own secure storage vault. Learn more about our secure storage option here.
Growth industrial areas stimulating demand for silver
The renewable energy business is growing in leaps and bounds as communities across the world are looking for ways to move to sustainable energy in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Silver is a great conductor and is much in demand for photovoltaic applications, including solar panels. Demand for industrial silver grew to approximately 92 million ounces in 2017, and is predicted to keep rising. Another huge area of growth for silver is its application in electric cars. The electric car segment is expected to explode worldwide within the next ten years. Industrial demand for silver is expected to skyrocket on the back of these innovations. While demand is rising, supply has fallen. In fact, experts believe that the global production of silver from mines has already peaked. Since 2011, the net production of mined silver has fallen by 72.1%. Yet, it remains a tangible asset and many investors turn to silver, looking to insulate themselves from the huge global risks of international stock markets, the falling US dollar, dwindling opportunities in the global money markets and the volatility of crypto-currencies. All of these factors make silver a great buy in 2018.
Yet another good reason to buy silver is that you can liquidate it in smaller quantities. This is a great advantage when selling silver for short term liquidity. Gold being way more expensive, does not offer this opportunity. The researchers at Physicalgold.com actively study these market trends. So, for those of you who are seriously looking to buy silver, this article explores how you can do just that from Physicalgold.com.
Buying silver in the UK may seem like a daunting process for first time buyers, but adding some silver to your portfolio is as easy as doing your weekly shop online.
At PhysicalGold.com, we secure silver at a fantastic rate, thanks to our size, market credibility and established history in the UK precious metals market. And our BNTA accreditation means you don’t need to worry about the quality of our metals (as you might at a high street merchant). We trade investment-grade silver only and even provide you with a certificate to prove it! And because we value our clients, you can always call us if you need that extra bit of guidance on any silver purchase.
Get in touch to discuss buying silver
So as you can see, buying silver from PhysicalGold.com couldn’t be easier. If you need help at any step of the way – such as discussing types of silver or asking about buyback arrangements – all you need to do is call us on 020 7060 9992 or email us. We pride ourselves on our helpful and efficient service and we’ll get back to you straight away. Now you know how to buy silver, why don’t you browse our tax free silver section.Shop Silver
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