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The UK’s Royal Mint Now Offers Non-Bank Safe Deposit Boxes

I recently learned that the United Kingdom’s Royal Mint, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coins and medals whose roots extend back some 1,100 years, now offers safe deposit boxes to the general public. The Royal Mint Secure Storage program was launched this past summer, and has since been labeled as “the most secure in the industry” by Charles Holmes, Chairman of the British Safe Manufacturers Association. From a Royal Mint news release dated August 11, 2017:

The Royal Mint has launched a new service- The Royal Mint Secure Storage- that will enable members of the public to store their items of value within the organisation’s high-security walls at its site in Llantrisant, South Wales.

Director of The Royal Mint’s Consumer business, Anne Jessopp, said “We wanted to create a secure storage facility that is ‘safer than houses’ for members of the public to store their high value jewellery, heirlooms, documents and even articles of sentimental value – objects that may be at risk when stored in the home.”

To date, purchasers of The Royal Mint’s bullion coins and bars have been able to take advantage of the organisation’s secure vaulting service. Now, the brand new facility – The Royal Mint Secure Storage – will enable customers to place other valuables in the hands of the 1000-year organisation, safe in the knowledge that they are guarded by some of the most stringent ex-military security services in the land.

Once entering the site, which is minutes from M4 junction 34, north west of Cardiff, visitors to The Royal Mint Secure Storage will be greeted personally before passing high barbed wire fences, 360 surveillance and biometric security measures to access the secure storage area. Safe deposit boxes in a range of sizes can be hired from as little as three months, and a concierge service is on offer to help with transporting items from vehicle to storage.

“The Royal Mint already has world class security in place,” said Ms Jessopp. “The creation of The Royal Mint Secure Storage was the next logical step, giving customers complete peace of mind for the storage of their valuable items.”

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

As far as I know, this is the only government-owned mint that offers safe deposit boxes to the public.

An interesting program, which you can read all about here on The Royal Mint’s website.

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.)

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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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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- has just been updated.

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

-Hong Kong (Smart Secured Storage)
-Liechtenstein (Liemeta AG, Triesen)
-United Kingdom (Swansea Safe Deposit, Swansea, Wales)

That’s it 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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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 promo is displayed):

Asia

Malaysia

mySAFEBOX (Seri Kembangan, Selangor)- “From Jan 11 to Feb 29. Give & Get RM 300 Cash Rebate.” (1/27/16 Facebook post)

Titanium Safe Deposit Box (Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan, Sabah)- “Sign up any new Safe Deposit Box package now and get a FREE 30″ Umbrella, limited time only!!!…” (1/15/16 Facebook post)

Australia

Custodian Vaults (Sydney)- “To celebrate Lunar New Year, Custodian Vaults are giving away a FREE 1oz EUREKA MINTED COIN SILVER when you book a complimentary tour and reserve your preferred vault size! Valid until the 25th of February, make sure you book your appointment online now to make sure you don’t miss out!” (1/31/16 Facebook post)

Guardian Vaults (Melbourne & Sydney)- “New Year Specials. Pay for 12 months, get 6 months FREE. Melbourne: Large Safe Deposit Box – Save $240. Sydney: X-Large Safe Deposit Box – Save $330. *New accounts only.”

Europe

United Kingdom

Cardiff Safe Deposit (Cardiff, Wales)- “Introductory Offer. Buy a Safe Deposit Box for two years and get 10% off. Buy a Safe Deposit Box for Four years and get the fifth year absolutely free. Giving you Five years of complete peace of mind. No Registration Fee. *Conditions Apply”

Finchley Safe Deposit Vault Ltd. (London, England)- “15% off on our 60mm X 326mm X 460mm size box for new customers only, conditions apply*”

St. James’ Safe Deposit (Leeds & Manchester, England)- “Refer a Friend at St James’ and we will give you 2 Months FREE rental PLUS your friend gets one month FREE too. No limit on Referrals either.” (Facebook post 1/31/16)

Securus Safe Deposit Centres (Harrow- London suburb, England)- “Switch your box for FREE. We will honour the remaining term of your contract with your current deposit box provider*. No administration charges will be charged providing you a smooth and free transfer. *subject to terms and conditions”

Offshore private vault operators: If you would like your facility’s upcoming, limited-time promotion to be announced in a future blog post, contact the Editor with the information.

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

(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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Latest Private Vault Promotions

Here are the latest private vaults promotions I came across while performing that recent update to this blog’s sister site. A link is included to the web page where each special is displayed:

Asia

Hong Kong

The Store House– “5% Discount For 6 Months Pre-Payment”; “8% Discount For 12 Months Pre-Payment”; “Refer Your Friends And Get HK$300 Referral Incentive.”

India

Kothari Safe Deposits Ltd (Chennai)- “Avail Discounts on New Bookings at ADYAR Vault”

Malaysia

mySAFEBOX (Seri Kembangan, Selangor)- “7 Years Anniversary- Loyalty Program* All Size Of Safe Deposit Box With Flat Rate RM3,000.00* (*Inclusive Insurance Coverage RM15,000.00)”

Public Safe Management (Bayan Lepas, Penang)- “Free Gold bar with subscription of Safe Deposit Box”

RockSafe (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)- “5 Year Price Guarantee Plan Save 50% Off Annual Safe Deposit Box Rental”

Europe

Ireland

Sentinel Vaults (Dublin)- “Sign Up Before 31/10/2015 And Get An Amazing 3 Months Rental Free!/This offer applies to all box sizes.”

United Kingdom

Cardiff Safe Deposit (Cardiff, Wales)- “Buy a Safe Deposit Box for two years and get 10% off.”; “Buy a Safe Deposit Box for Four years and get the fifth year absolutely free. Giving you Five years of complete piece of mind.”; “No Registration Fee”

Finchley Safe Deposit Vault Ltd. (London, England)- “15% off on our 60mm X 326mm X 460mm size box for new customers only, conditions apply*”

Glasgow Vaults (Glasgow, Scotland)- “Opening Soon Pre-register below and receive £50 Credit on your box rental”; “Register Your Interest For The Chance To Win A Free Safe Deposit Box For 1 Year.”

Heathrow Safe Deposit Limited (Southall, England)- “15% off 3 Year Rentals*”; “20% off 5 Year Rentals*”

KeepSafe Safe Deposit Centres (London, England)- “The first 100 customers to reserve a box by 31st October 2015 will receive 3 MONTHS RENT-FREE”; “Register Via The Keep Me Informed Button For A Chance To Win 12 Months Of Free Box Rental”

Midland Safe Deposits (Birmingham, England)- “For customers hiring a safe deposit box for 4 years we offer a free jewellery valuation, with photographs, up to the value of £35,000.”

Newcastle Vaults (Newcastle, England)- “Opening Soon Pre-register below and receive £50 Credit on your box rental”; “Register Your Interest For The Chance To Win A Free Safe Deposit Box For 1 Year.”

St. James’ Safe Deposit (Leeds, England)- “2 years in advance : 5% reduction/
3 years in advance : 10% reduction/4 years in advance : 15% reduction/5 years in advance : gives you 20% /a year’s FREE RENTAL

Sovereign Safe Deposit Centres (Harrow, England)- “15% discount on 5 year rentals/10% discount on 3 year rentals”; “Refer-A-Friend And You Each Receive A £20 Reward”

The Safe Deposit Centre (Manchester, England)- “Buy Now Pay Nothing Until January 2016”

The Safety Deposit Centre (Birmingham, England)- “New And Existing Customers Offer/Pay upfront 3 years contract you will receive 15% off OR Pay upfront 5 years contract you will receive 20% off (one year free storage).”

UK Security Services (various locations, England)- “Save 20% on 2 Year Rental
50, 75, and 100mm Boxes Limited Availability

Vault Safe Deposit Centres (Leicester, England)- “1 Year’s Free Safe Deposit Box Rental when you switch to VAULT”

Vittoria Safeboxes (Birmingham, England)- “Special Offer– Safety Box B now only £150 per year! (previously £200)”

North America

Canada

Speedy Security Vault (Toronto, Ontario)- “All Safety Deposit Box Rentals $99 While Supplies Last”

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

(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

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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