Vaulted Storage of Physical Gold and Silver

Allocated and Segregated Bullion Accounts

Customers can choose our dedicated world class storage facilities right here in Blackpool or to store bullion overseas in Switzerland. 

Store gold and silver bullion with us at market-beating rates. No hidden fees or charges to withdraw. We only require a 24 hour notice period for you to come into the showroom to pick up stored items when stored in Blackpool. We can arrange delivery of goods stored overseas at a customer's request.

Our facilities in Blackpool are fully insured by Lloyds of London, giving you peace of mind. 

We also offer digital gold and digital silver as unallocated metal accounts and if you are unsure which one is best for you please get in touch on 01253 343081

Where to Store My Gold

Buy Vaulted Gold and Silver

You can buy storage by talking to our staff on 01253 343081 , visiting our showroom or buying storage with an online purchase.

All online customers are asked to create an account first and you can do that by clicking here. We will also require two forms of identification - you can read more by clicking here.

Bullion Products - "Buy with Storage"

Applicable products on our website have an option to "Buy with Storage" option next to the "Add to Basket" button. By choosing this option you buy a particular product at a live premium which is allocated to you and then moved into vaulted storage. You can see in the example below you would select "Buy with Storage" - the same button format is found on all applicable pages.

Quantity Premium % Total
1
3.9
£1,518.92

Price Per Item:
£1,518.92

Est UK Delivery
£7.00
5
3.85
£7,590.95

Price Per Item:
£1,518.19

Est UK Delivery
£11.00
10
3.8
£15,174.60

Price Per Item:
£1,517.46

Est UK Delivery
£16.00
20
3.75
£30,334.60

Price Per Item:
£1,516.73

Est UK Delivery
£26.00
50
3.7
£75,800.00

Price Per Item:
£1,516.00

Est UK Delivery
£61.00
100
3.65
£151,527.00

Price Per Item:
£1,515.27

Est UK Delivery
£127.60
250+
3.5
£378,270.00

Price Per Item:
£1,513.08

Est UK Delivery
£278.60

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2021 Britannia 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin

Stock Status: Orderable

Buy Storage and Products from Chards Simultaneously - buy gold and silver direct from us and we offer some of the best premiums above spot when compared with our competitors. You will receive an invoice for products and storage once payment has cleared and then monthly invoices thereon after. 

If You Need to Ship or Dropoff Your Gold and Silver - as we have market-beating storage rates, if you find a good deal elsewhere, we can still store your purchase here on site. We will ask you to come into the showroom to drop off the items and sign an inventory form confirming the description of items. We will carry out an assessment of the goods and will charge a fee of £25 excluding VAT and confirm content and value as part of this check.  

Buying online is easy and you will be guided through the process, as you are buying direct from us we do not require an inventory form. If you buy in store or on the telephone, we will ask you to complete an inventory form confirming the description of the items being stored and the tamper-proof seal number. This seal number will then be cross-checked when you withdraw any goods as proof the stored items have not been tampered with.  

If you wish to know more about buying gold and silver, we have put together a buying guide and you can click here to read it.

Storage Fees

Blackpool and Outside UK Pricing

Storage fees are charged as follows:

  • Gold 0.5% + VAT per annum of the value of your total metal holding
  • Silver 0.6% + VAT per annum of the value of your total metal holding
Average Value Estimated Monthly Fee (inc. VAT)*
Gold Silver
£10,000 or below £10 £10
£25,000 £12.50 £15
£50,000 £25 £30
£100,000 £50 £60
Over £100,000 Please contact us on 01253 343081

*This value will change slightly depending on the spot price of the metals stored.

Along with our purchasing prices, our storage fees are among the most competitive and transparent on the market. Some companies appear to have low rates, but this can be due to any number of reasons, such as higher purchase premiums or withdrawal fees. In some cases, the lowest rates are offered but this is on unallocated or unsegregated gold. 

Our price is calculated by charging a percentage of the monetary value of stored bullion by using the average price of the previous 30 days of gold and silver.

To prove our transparency with pricing, we will explain the difference. Silver is more expensive as it has a larger footprint and requires more space, physical containers (inc. safes) and manpower to move and store in a secure manner in comparison to gold which is a lot smaller in terms of volume and weight.

If you deposit halfway through a calendar month, you will only be charged for the part of the month that we hold your gold. We also operate a minimum monthly fee of £10 inc. VAT.

Where Can I Store My Gold and Silver?

Not many people like to store their gold at home, for reasons such as theft and loss.  Even insuring your gold will carry extra costs, as your insurers will ask where it’s kept, what its value is etc. If the gold price goes up, so does the value of your holding, so you will need to let them know its value on a regular basis. This does not even take into account the cost of a gold safe! 

You can reduce some risk by storing your precious metals in a bank’s safety deposit facility but these are not easily available. Those banks that do offer the use of on-site safety deposit boxes however, are not always covered by insurance, unless you want to pay extra!

Here at Chards, we are able to offer both a highly secure method of storage and the added benefit of insuring your goods against any loss, theft or damage. 

Every product in our Best Value Range, any gold or silver bar is available to check out online with vaulted storage. You can still visit us and buy storage when in our showroom and even bring items bought elsewhere to be stored. Please read below for more information or call us on 01253 343081

This service allows customers to store their wealth on-site in secure strong room vaults with no further third-party risk. These vaults are fully insured and we offer market-beating rates. we do not charge for removing your goods and there are no hidden charges as all goods are stored on site.  

Our storage facilities take the hassle out of storing high-value gold and silver in your home with no need to buy a safe and no need to worry at night with your coins and bars hidden beneath the floorboards! 

Why Store with Us?

Chards have been in business for over 50 years and it's only with our premises on Harrowside that we have been able to offer on-site customer storage. We can store your items in secure safes within a strong room. That's right, a safe within a safe! This means your stored items are kept well away from day to day business activities making it as secure as possible.

We have been dealing in gold and silver bullion products for long enough to understand safety concerns and security steps required to keep high-value goods safe. We are fully insured through Lloyds of London who are global leaders in risk-management services. In order to become insured for this type of business, we have had to demonstrate that our site and processes are world class. 

Our stocks are subject to external accountancy audits as well as our on-site governance and quality processes to ensure reporting and compliance.

Our vaulting suppliers in Switzerland are also long-established companies which we have had a successful business relationship for many years who have their own high standards, world class facilities and insurance. 

Blackpool or Outside the UK?

Customers may wish to store their items here in Blackpool given them access within 24 hours. We can accommodate large quantities of precious metals in our strongroom with all items being insured by Lloyds of London.

Customers may also choose storage in Switzerland either to take advantage of VAT free silver or simply to keep their precious metals in a different jurisdiction. Please note if you ever wanted to take delivery of your silver you would be required to pay custom duties when importing back into the UK.

What is On-Site Storage?

On-site storage with Chards in Blackpool and in Switzerland are fully allocated and segregated. This means you have specific products allocated to you that are your legal possessions and they are further segregated into separate locations which means you do not share a ‘pool’ of allocated gold.

If you are looking for unallocated gold and unallocated silver metal accounts please visit the dedicated pages.

Why Gold and Silver?

Those who have invested in gold over long periods of time understand its importance in times of crisis. Unlike fiat currency, which can be destroyed or inflated by way of a central bank, gold cannot be magically reproduced. This is just one of the reasons why gold retains its value. However, like any valuable physical good, it needs to be kept secure. Keeping it at home comes with the risk of theft, the costs of buying a personal safe, and especially the worry of holding such value. and having to purchase your own safe comes with extra costs and hassles. 

I Live Overseas, Can I Still Buy and Store Goods?

Yes, you can store goods with us whether you have bought them from us or not. The same process applies to UK residents and more information can be found here. Buying products directly from us online is recommended for overseas residents as you do not need to come to the showroom.

Selling Back to Us

You can sell your items back to us at any point and in any quantity. We will not charge you any further transaction fees if you part sell. 

As the process is much quicker, than selling physical gold, If you do decide to sell to us, we will give you our best buy back price - which can sometimes beat the price offered in our showroom or by post. 

We constantly buy and sell gold and silver products, so our premiums are subject to variation. Our offers are again some of the best on the market and we never rip our customers off. 

Removing Items from Storage 

We only require 24 hours' notice if you wish to come in and remove your goods from storage from our Blackpool site. If you wish to arrange delivery of items from overseas, we can arrange a courier, but VAT must be paid when delivering within the UK. If you wish to do this please speak to our team on 01253 343081

Any remaining balance on storage will need to be paid first. 

Please bring ID with you as all of our processes are treated in line with HMRC anti-money laundering operations and for your safety and security, we follow these with our storage services. 

Can I Check on My Stored Items in Blackpool?

Yes, with at least 24 hours' notice. Items can be checked in the privacy booth.

How Do I Pay?

A monthly invoice will be generated on the 1st day of each month. We will use the previous months average precious metal prices to arrive at a value. We will send out a monthly invoice to you either by email, post or even give you the option to pop into the showroom to pay and you have 14 days to pay a balance.

You can pay by debit card, bank transfer, payment link or even cash. 

How Secure Is Storage in Blackpool?

Our Blackpool premises are modern, state of the art and very secure. The vault doors are almost impenetrable and would require days and days of constant drilling. Also, there is no concrete floor or ceiling and the whole storage facility is entombed in metal so you can rest assured no one is going to gain access via drilling through the walls. Our vault doors are not the ones in the image at the top for security reasons and page aesthetics. The doors above may look impressive but be assured our strong rooms are of a higher grade than this one.  

Storage particulars:

  • Products are stored in one safe within a strong room 
  • Each customer has a dedicated location
  • Access is restricted to authorised personnel only (staff only)
  • Annual accountancy audit
  • Tamper-proof box and seal
  • Record of authorised personnel opening safe. 
  • Each box is sealed with a tamper-proof number and is cross-checked on audit and if you remove any goods from storage. This ensures no one (including our staff) have gained access to the storage box.

Are My Goods Covered by Insurance?

Yes, as we know what you are storing, we can insure your goods. All insurance is offered by Lloyds of London who specialise in high-value insurance. We have been advised our Blackpool facilities do not have an upper ceiling of cover due to the grade of strongrooms. We simply advise our insurers year on year what we have stored and our contract is updated. 

If any items are lost, stolen or damaged we will cover the cost based on the average price at the time the event occurred. 

Any other losses will not exceed the amount of fees paid under the service contract. 

Can I Store Collectable Items?

We currently only offer storage for bullion products. If you wish to store collectable items please speak to one of our managers on 01253 343081 .

Where Can I Check What I Have Stored?

You can check on the status of stored orders in our online account. For those customers with no online account we can issue you an update or you can await receipt of the monthly invoice for storage services.  

What is the Monetary Value of My Bullion?

The monetary value is the spot price of your products if you are buying them or the average price of the last month if they are already stored. We differ from other companies who will apply a premium in addition to the service fee.

How Do I Terminate the Contract?

If you bought storage online or over the phone you may cancel the agreement within 14 days. There will still be a charge for the services provided. E.g., 14 days’ worth of storage.  
You can cancel over the phone, by post, email ([email protected]) or by coming into the showroom.  

After the initial period, we require a notice period of 14 days to terminate the contract.  If this notice period rolls onto another invoice date you will be issued another invoice. All outstanding storage fees must be paid before you can collect your goods. 

If within 3 months you as the customer do not pay any outstanding monies or arrange to collect/deliver we have the right to sell some or all of the products to pay anything outstanding at a fair price. Any remaining amounts shall be transferred to the customer. We will give one month's notice if we decide to do this. 

Storage Terms of Sale

We have tried to summarise the detail and should you wish to know more we refer you to our full storage terms of sale here.