Category Archives: Oceania

Daily Express Articles On Safest European Countries To Visit, Safest Nations To Hide Out In Case Of WW3

When it comes to selecting an offshore location for one’s valuables, it only makes sense physical safety of self (planning to visit/inspect belongings?) and wealth is considered. One of the publications I read on a regular basis for my research is the Daily Express (UK), and the paper recently ran two articles on their website related to this topic.

The most recent one, penned by Kara Godfrey and published on December 8, 2017, is entitled, “MAPPED: Safest countries in Europe to travel in 2018.” Only 8 nations made the cut for the “safest countries to visit in 2018.” And only 1 of them is known (by me) to have private, non-bank safe deposit box facilities.

The other piece was posted on November 29, 2017. Francesca Specter reported in “MAPPED: The 10 safest countries if World War THREE breaks out”:

WORLD War Three fears have heightened in recent months as conflict between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump escalates. These are the safest places to hide if world war does break out

(Editor’s note: Bold added for safety)

Of these, 1 is in North America, 7 are in Europe, 1 is in Asia, and 1 in Oceania. 6 are known (by me) to have safe deposit box facilities outside the banking system.

Revealing articles, which you can view here and here respectively on the Daily Express site.

By Christopher E. Hill
Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes (www.offshoresafedepositboxes.com)

(Editor’s note: A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

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James Rickards Reports Gold Still Moving From Banks To Swiss Private Vaults

Late last week I was reading the Daily Reckoning website when I came across a November 28 article by the American lawyer, economist, investment banker, and best-selling author James (Jim) Rickards. The editor of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence mentioned the following in his discussion about potential triggers for the next financial crisis:

I was in Switzerland not long ago, and I met with one of the big four “secure logistics” firms in the world. These are the people that handle the actual physical metal.

They’re building vaults as fast as they can. They’ve been negotiating with the Swiss Army. Over the years, the army’s hollowed out some of these mountains in the Alps to build these extensive warehouses and storage facilities and tunnels that will withstand nuclear attack.

So these vault contractors have been in negotiation to lease the mountains — these nuclear bomb-proof mountains — from the army. My source told me, “We’re building vault space as fast as we can. But we’re running out of capacity.”

I asked, “Where’s the gold coming from?”

He said, “UBS and Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, and customers are taking it out of the banks and giving it to us.”

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

The above might ring a bell for regular readers of Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes. Back in the spring I blogged about a March interview of Rickards by London-based Tip TV Finance show in which viewers were warned:

Keep away from the paper contracts. Get physical gold. Put it in a safe place. Don’t put it in the bank. I spent a lot of time in Switzerland. I visited… when I go to Switzerland I don’t spend much time with the banks, I spend it with secure logistics operators, vault operators, refineries- the people that actually handle the physical gold. They see gold coming out of Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, UBS, and others, going into Loomis and the private vault operators. That does not change the total supply of gold, but it changes the floating supply. Once you take it out of the banks there’s less available to prop up this paper gold market. The banks will probably be closed, at least temporarily. You won’t be able to get your gold

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

“Get physical gold. Put it in a safe place. Don’t put it in the bank.”

So what qualifies as a “safe place” for Rickards?

Late last year, the author of the USA Today and Wall Street Journal business best-seller The New Case for Gold told The Capital Network’s Lelde Smits at Custodian Vaults, a private, non-bank safe deposit facility in Sydney, Australia:

Well you know, Lelde, we’re in a private vault. And I recommend private, non-bank storage. Now this is a vault. It’s very secure. You see we have some gold right here obviously and there is a lot more in these boxes. But this is not a bank. This is private. And that’s what I recommend.

You don’t want to put your gold in the bank because banks are controlled by the government. When you most want your gold, that’s when the banks will be closed. You won’t be able to get it. So, I recommend again, a place like the one we’re in, which is a private, non-bank, secure storage

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)


“Jim Rickards: How to make a fortune before 2018”
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By Christopher E. Hill
Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes (www.offshoresafedepositboxes.com)

(Editor’s note: The mention of a particular organization should not be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

Source:

Rickards, Jim. “Waiting for the Avalanche.” Daily Reckoning. 28 Nov. 2017. (https://dailyreckoning.com/waiting-for-the-avalanche/). 3 Dec. 2017.

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List Of Offshore Private Vaults Updated Again

The list of private, non-bank vaults outside the United States (offering safe deposit boxes/lockers at a minimum) located on this blog’s sister site- Offshore Private Vaults- has been updated again.

Safe deposit facilities have been added under the following countries:

• Australia (Australasian Vaulting Industries (AVI), Bella Vista (Sydney suburb) and Kuber Vaults, Castle Hill (Sydney suburb))
• Poland (Slaskie Sejfy, Katowice)
• United Kingdom (The Royal Mint Secure Storage, Llantrisant, Wales)

Any facilities I missed? I’d be grateful if you let me know about them. In the meantime, readers can view the updated list of offshore private vaults here.

Christopher E. Hill
Editor

(Editor’s note: The mention of a particular business should not be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

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Australasian Vaulting Industries Opens Non-Bank Vault, Safe Deposit Box Service In Sydney Suburb

A new private, non-bank vault offering safe deposit boxes and a precious metals bullion trading desk has opened its doors in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. From a Newswire.com press release Tuesday:

Australasian Vaulting Industries (AVI) has just opened its high-security vault and safe deposit box depository in Bella Vista, Sydney. The business offers a unique blend of world-class security, combined with an in-house bullion trading desk, the first of its kind in Western Sydney…

The company provides world-class storage for gold bullion and other valuables in a specially designed and purpose-built security vault. The vault is owned and staffed by security system experts, with a collective of over 50 years’ experience in the industry serving private enterprise, the banking sector and military security applications in Australia and abroad…

The facility can also accommodate the storage of important documents, including passports, deeds, titles and birth certificates, along with valuable heirlooms, jewellery and data drives.

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)


“On Foot Advertising Australasian Vaults Industries Ad”
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According to the Australasian Vaulting Industries website, the private vault can also “arrange the collection and delivery of your assets from Australian or Global locations, using our secure transit partners from around the world.”

More information about the business is contained in the press release here. Readers can also visit the AVI website here.

Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes wishes Australasian Vaulting Industries all the best with their new facility.

By Christopher E. Hill
Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes (www.offshoresafedepositboxes.com)

(Editor’s note: The mention of a particular business should not be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

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Nomad Capitalist’s 5 Best Countries For Offshore Gold Storage

Research related to Monday’s post about precious metals storage in Singapore led me to a piece published last fall by Andrew Henderson over on the Nomad Capitalist website. I’ve mentioned Andrew and his company before on the blog, but for those readers not familiar with them, Henderson is the founder and managing partner of Hong Kong-headquartered Nomad Capitalist, billed as the “world’s leading offshore consulting firm.”

Back on September 28, 2016, Henderson wrote in “The five best countries for offshore gold storage”:

The world is a big place and not every country is made alike, especially when it comes to offshore gold storage. The following are our top picks here at Nomad Capitalist for best countries for offshore gold storage

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

Their top picks? In alphabetical order:

-Austria
-Cayman Islands
-New Zealand
-Singapore
-Switzerland

Henderson proceeded to explain why these countries made the “top 5” for offshore gold storage before ultimately selecting a single nation for the “number one spot on this list.”

Another insightful read from Andrew Henderson, which you can view in its entirety here on the Nomad Capitalist website.

By Christopher E. Hill
Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes (www.offshoresafedepositboxes.com)

(Editor’s notes: The mention of entities marketing themselves as consulting businesses should not be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

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Latest Offshore Safe Deposit Box Promotions

Here are the latest limited-time specials from offshore safe deposit box facilities listed on this blog’s sister site (link included to web page where each promotion is displayed):

Asia

Titanium Safe Deposit Box (Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, and Tawau in Sabah, Malaysia)- “Senior citizens 60 years old and above enjoy 25% off safe deposit box rental.”

Australia/Oceania

Custodian Vaults (Sydney, Australia)- “To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we are excited to offer 25% off a small box at Custodian Vaults for new customers who purchase an ABC Bullion Gold Lunar Rooster Coin at ABC Bullion!… This offer ends 28th of February 2017, so don’t miss out!”

Guardian Vaults (Melbourne and Sydney, Australia)- “Special Promotion. Call us today to hear about our Gift to You!”

Europe

Sentinel Vaults (Dublin, Ireland)- “Sentinel Vaults is now offering document safekeeping for only €50 and safe deposit boxes from €150. Yes, as little as 1 Euro a week for peace of mind. Our promotional prices for business or individual customers are for a limited time.”

Did I miss any limited-time promotions? Please let me know.

Christopher E. Hill
Editor

(Editor’s note: The above information provided by entities marketing themselves as private vaults outside the U.S. offering safe deposit boxes/lockers at a minimum has been compiled via a search of the Internet. Inclusion of this material on Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes should not be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on information found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

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List Of Offshore Private Vaults Updated

Updates have recently been performed on the list of private, non-bank vaults outside the United States (offering safe deposit boxes/lockers at a minimum) located on this blog’s sister site- Offshore Private Vaults.

Safe deposit facilities now open for business have been added under the following countries:

-Germany (pro aurum, Bad Homburg)
-Hong Kong (UltraVault by Malca-Amit)
-India (Navkettan Lockers, Mumbai)
-Japan (UltraVault by Malca-Amit, Kobe and Tokyo)
-Liechtenstein (Swiss Gold Safe (Liechtenstein) AG, Triesen)
-Malaysia (Titanium Safe Deposit Box, Tawau in Sabah)
-Netherlands (DNK, Maasdijk)
-New Zealand (Imperial Vaults, Mount Roskill- Auckland suburb)
-Singapore (Malca-Amit, Central Business District; UltraVault by Malca-Amit)
-United Kingdom (Luton Safe Deposit Centre, Luton, England; Newcastle Vaults, Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
-Uruguay (Cambio Europa S.A., Montevideo- formerly Europa Servicios)

Know of any I may have missed? Please let me know.

Readers can view the updated list of offshore private vaults here.

Christopher E. Hill
Editor

2/6/17 UPDATE: Imperial Vaults in New Zealand and Luton Safe Deposit Centre in the United Kingdom were added to the above list after this post was originally published

(Editor’s note: The mention of entities marketing themselves as private vaults outside the U.S. offering safe deposit boxes/lockers at a minimum should not be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. A qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this weblog. If this recommended course of action is not pursued, then it must be understood that the decision is the reader’s and the reader’s alone. Christopher E. Hill, the creator/Editor of this blog, is not responsible for any personal liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented on the site.)

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