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We offer custody arrangements in our vaults for precious metal holdings from a minimum charge of £20 per month. Our highly secure vaults provide the most secure, cost efficient solution to store your bullion and it is 100% allocated and segregated.



All metal held in our vaults is fully insured by Lloyds of London through our broker JLT (Jardine Lloyd Thompson). With no hidden or additional costs, our insurance solution is included in the custody rates outlined below.

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Our vaults are monitored 24/7 with CCTV surveillance equipment and is directly linked to the Metropolitan Police providing complete peace of mind. Our security systems are supported by extensive security measures and on-site close protection officers.

Custody Rates

The minimum contract term is 6 months and precious metal custody fees are to be paid annually in advance. Should you choose to end your custody contract after 6 months, you are entitled to a refund. Please find the applicable rates below for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium.

Gold custody and insurance charge: 0.3% per annum with a monthly minimum of £20.

Metal Holding Value£10,000£20,000£40,000£80,000£100,000
Annual Custody Fee (ex VAT)  £240 £240 £240 £240 £300
Effective Annual % Fee  2.4% 1.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3%


Silver, Platinum and Palladium custody and insurance charge: 0.6% per annum with a monthly minimum of £40.

Metal Holding Value£10,000£20,000£40,000£80,000£100,000
Annual Custody Fee (ex VAT)  £480 £480 £480 £480 £600
Effective Annual % Fee  4.8% 2.4% 1.2% 0.6% 0.6%

* Further discounts are available for holdings in excess of £1,000,000, please contact us at or on +44 (0)20 7871 0532 to discuss.

Benefits of Vault Storage

Professionally Vaulted and Insured

  • We offer investors custody arrangements in our secure vaults for precious metal holdings in excess of £25,000.

100% Allocated and Individually Segregated

  • Our vaulting service is individually segregated and fully allocated so there is no counterparty risk. All bullion is held in the name of the account holder. Our vaults are also independently audited bi-annually by Deloitte and Alex Stewart International, for guaranteed peace of mind, and we encourage our clients to inspect their holdings at any time, we do not ask for advance notice.

Tax Efficient Storage

  • Because Sharps Pixley is a full member of the LBMA, you don’t need to pay VAT on Silver as long as it’s vaulted with us.

Preferential Buy Back Rates

  • When you decide to sell your stored bullion we will buy it back at 99% of the spot price. We can offer the most competitive prices and preferential rates because the chain of custody has not been broken so we don’t need to spend time authenticating the metal.

Physical Delivery Available on Request

  • We can arrange for delivery of all or part of your metal holding at any time. Insured delivery will be made up to £50,000 per package. For larger shipments, either we can deliver in multiple packages or via a high security armoured vehicle. (Additional charges may apply for transport)

International Vaulting

If you are looking to hold metal in another jurisdiction, or diversify your metal storage locations then we can arrange International Vaulting by request. Please contact one of our experienced team on +44 (0) 207 871 0532 or send an email to