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List Of Offshore Private Vaults Updated

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- was recently updated.

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

-Hong Kong (Royal England Safe Deposit Box Ltd.)
-Thailand (Magna Carta Law Office, Pattaya)

Only two for now. Any new 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

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New Additions To List Of Offshore Private Vaults

Here are new entries to that list of offshore private vaults on my website of the same name:

Barcelona Vaults (Barcelona, Spain- opening June 2016)
Fish Brothers (London and its suburb Southall, England)
Montgomery Security Vaults (Lagos, Nigeria)
Panama Vaults (Panama City, Panama)
Safe Independent Co. (Pattaya, Thailand)
SINCONA TRADING (Zurich, Switzerland)
Tov Hazel (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Any more out there I might have missed? Please let me know.

Christopher E. Hill
Editor

(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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World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos For 2015, Honorable Mentions

Last Wednesday, Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes started naming the “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” for 2015. Third place in the “short program” category went to Siam Secure (Thailand), runner-up was Sovereign Safe Deposit Centres (England), and the winner for the TV commercial-style marketing videos this year was Custodian Vaults (Australia). Third place in the “long program” category went to Royal Safe Deposit Boxes (Malaysia), second place was Xecure (Mexico), and the winner for the longer, more comprehensive marketing videos was St. James’ Safe Deposit (England). Congratulations to all.

Today, Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes names the “honorable mentions” for the “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” in 2015. First up is Hausler (Argentina). They throw a lot of information at you in their 1 minute 56 second Spanish-language production, so hold on tight:


“Hausler, Cajas de seguridad privadas – Institucional”
YouTube Video

Next there’s SDL (Secure Deposits Limited) out of England. They take a more subdued approach with their very professional corporate video:

Then there’s Swiss Security Boxes (Mexico). They strike a nice balance between providing relevant information and trying to “strike a chord” with prospective customers:


“CAJAS DE SEGURIDAD”
YouTube Video

Finally, there’s AmsterdamSafe (Netherlands). A terrific marketing video that just missed out on a “top 3” spot in the “long program” category:


“AmsterdamGold AmsterdamSafe Gold storage and Vaults”
YouTube Video

That’s it for “The World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” competition (my personal opinion really) in 2015.

A number of overseas non-bank vaults released marketing videos this year, so “judging” was significantly more difficult than in 2014. Based on what I saw, everyone should be proud of their efforts.

See you next year…

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

(IMPORTANT: “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” posts should not to 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 blog. 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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World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos For 2015, Part 2

On Wednesday, Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes started naming the “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” for 2015. Third place in the “short program” category went to Siam Secure (Thailand), the runner-up was Sovereign Safe Deposit Centres (England), and the winner for TV commercial-style marketing videos this year was Custodian Vaults (Australia).

Today, we’re going to name 2015’s “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” for the longer, more comprehensive marketing videos.

Taking third place in the “long program” category is Royal Safe Deposit Boxes (Malaysia). I felt like I was watching a short film with this corporate video. Different, and very likeable. You may need a tissue viewing this though:


“Royal Safe Deposit Box”
YouTube Video

Runner-up in this category is Xecure (Mexico). It’s not in English, but most non-Spanish speakers might still be able to understand what’s still going on. A really good production:

The “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Video” for 2015 (long program category) belongs to St. James’ Safe Deposit (England). I thought this non-bank vault’s corporate video was exceptional. The information provided and Managing Director Nigel Kay’s reassuring tone of voice really gives the impression one’s personal belongings would be safe and secure with them:


“SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES – MANCHESTER AND LEEDS St James’ Safe Deposit Co Ltd”
YouTube Video

Congratulations to all. Especially those “World’s Best” winners in the short program (Custodian Vaults) and long program (St. James’ Safe Deposit) groups. But we’re not done yet. Stop back early next week as Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes names this year’s “honorable mentions.”

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

(Editor’s note: “Honorable mentions” post located here)

(IMPORTANT: “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” posts should not to 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 blog. 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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World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos For 2015, Part 1

Back on June 25, 2014, I published a post entitled “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos.” I wrote back then:

Earlier this year when I was developing this blog’s sister site- Offshore Private Vaults– I came across a number of marketing videos from the various non-bank asset storage facilities.

This week, I thought it would be fun to share some of the best ones (in my opinion) with readers.

Today, I’ve chosen what I consider are the top three…”

Guardian Vaults of Australia finished in third place. England’s MINT was the runner-up. And IBV International Vaults of South Africa took the crown last year, which was somewhat fitting as Megan Coleman, Miss South Africa for 2006, starred in that classy production. It’s no longer up on YouTube.com, but scenes from it are incorporated in this later IBV video:


“IBV International Vaults Gateway”
YouTube Video

Congratulations again.

And while my summer break from Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes delayed this year’s “contest,” now is as good as any time to have it.

One thing though. I’ve noticed marketing videos for the industry are typically being produced television commercial-style or in a longer, more comprehensive format. Starting this year, awards will be issued for “entries” in each of these two “categories.”

Taking third place in 2015 in the “short program” category is Siam Secure (Thailand). Their commercial looks a lot like what you might see in America:


“Safe Deposit Boxes at Siam Secure in Pattaya, Thailand”
YouTube Video

Runner-up in that category is Sovereign Safe Deposit Centres (England). While the production is partly in another language (Hindi?), the visuals make it easy to follow what’s going on. I really liked this video:


“Sovereign Safe Deposits TV Commercial – 30sec”
YouTube Video

The “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Video” for 2015 (short program category) is Custodian Vaults (Australia). Theirs is an all-around professional marketing video that gets the message across in a small amount of time. Love it:


“Introducing Custodian Vaults”
YouTube Video

Congratulations to all. Stop back Friday, November 13, when Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes awards this year’s “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” in the long program category.

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

(Editor’s note: Part 2 located here)

(IMPORTANT: “World’s Best Offshore Private Vault Videos” posts should not to 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 blog. 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

The latest update to that list of private, non-bank vaults on this blog’s sister site, Offshore Private Vaults, is now complete. Please note the following concerning that task:

• Safe deposit facilities which are open for business have been added under Canada (Malca-Amit in Toronto, Ontario), Cayman Islands (Strategic Wealth Preservation in George Town, Grand Cayman), Germany (Degussa in Hanover), Malaysia (G7 Safety Lockers in Penang, Sarawak, and Selangor), Singapore (Degussa, Fine Art Logistics), Thailand (Titanium Safe Deposit Box in Sandakan), and the United Kingdom (Aspire Safety Deposit Centres in Leeds, England; Cardiff Safe Deposit in Cardiff, Wales; foreversafe in London, England; J.Riley & Sons in Tunbridge Wells, England; Sharps Pixley in London, England; The Bank Safety Deposit Centre in Birmingham, England; The Safe Deposit Centre in Manchester, England)
• Overseas vaults opening for business soon have been added under Canada (International Private Vaults in Richmond, British Columbia), India (Navketan/Navkettan Lockers in Hyderabad), Singapore (Malca-Amit in the Central Business District), and the United Kingdom (Absolute-Secure Safe Deposit Box Centre in Glasgow, Scotland; KeepSafe Safe Deposit Centres in London, England; Newcastle Vaults in Newcastle, England)
• Vaults which were previously on the list have been re-added under India (South Delhi Vaults in Guragon and New Delhi) and Switzerland (Swiss Invest & Trade in Geneva)
• There’s also this new disclaimer preceding the list:

IMPORTANT: The following list of 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 on this list should not to be construed as confirmation of services claimed to be provided or any sort of recommendation. To repeat, a qualified professional should be consulted prior to making a financial decision based on material found in this website. 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/Administrator of this website, 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.

You can view that updated list of offshore private vaults here.

Christopher E. Hill
Editor

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Related Reading: Reporting Requirements For Transporting Currency In/Out Of The U.S., Other Countries

Back on March 19, 2014, I asked the following question on Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes:

Suppose an individual decides to take currency out of the United States for the purpose of:

1. Storing it in their offshore safe deposit box (prepping for an anticipated major crisis or geographically diversifying legally-obtained and reported cash in a private vault perhaps?), and/or

2. Buying assets like precious metals for that storage container

Just how much money can be taken out of the country?

Do regular readers remember what the answer was?

From that post:

From the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website:

Money and Other Monetary Instruments

You may bring into or take out of the country, including by mail, as much money as you wish. However, if it is more than $10,000, you will need to report it to CBP. Ask the CBP officer for the Currency Reporting Form (FinCen 105). The penalties for non-compliance can be severe.

“Money” means monetary instruments and includes U.S. or foreign coins currently in circulation, currency, travelers’ checks in any form, money orders, and negotiable instruments or investment securities in bearer form.

“You may bring into or take out of the country, including by mail, as much money as you wish. However, if it is more than $10,000, you will need to report it to CBP.”

Got it.

A couple of days ago, I noticed Andrew Henderson over at the Nomad Capitalist website had recently blogged about reporting requirements for transporting currency in/out of the country as well. The scope of Henderson’s focus was somewhat bigger though. He wrote on February 13:

We compiled the currency reporting requirements for a number of countries to show you which countries are easy to carry cash in, and which are less forgiving. Make sure you note the local currencies used…

Henderson went on to discuss the currency reporting requirements for Australia, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States (in that order). He also touched on precious metals and gems.

It’s an insightful read, which you can view in its entirety over on the Nomad Capitalist website here.

Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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