Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions, our answers.

Can SWP help me buy precious metals?

Yes, you can buy precious metals directly from SWP. We are an approved distributor of several sovereign mints and refiners. We offer our clients direct access to all of the best-selling bullion products on the market and our product premiums are competitive with the US domestic market. When you buy from SWP, you can either take delivery to your home or business, or have the metal deposited to your SWP storage account in one of our global storage locations. To place your order, please call 1 (888) 445-1977 or email info@swpcayman.com.

Do I need to open an account to purchase?

Yes, SWP requires clients to open an account prior to purchasing for home delivery or for storage at one of our secure facilities. To open an account, please click on "Open Account" in the top navigation bar. Once your account application is submitted, you can expect to receive a response from us within 2 - 3 business days confirming that your account has been approved.

How can I pay for my order?

We accept the following as methods of payment:

Orders below $2,500

Cash, Certified Check, Bank Draft, Bank Wire, ACH, Bitcoin, Bill Payment (only for clients using a Cayman bank)*

Orders above $2,500

Bank Wire, ACH, Bitcoin, Bill Payment (only for clients using a Cayman bank)


*Note: Certified check, Cashier’s check, Bank Draft, Teller Check, Official Check may be subject to a holding period of up to fifteen (15) Business Days from the date of receipt to ensure clearance.

All checks must be made payable to: Strategic Wealth Preservation Ltd.


American residents can mail their checks to:

Signature Bank

Attn: Louisa Morrone

75 Holly Hill Lane

Greenwich, CT 06830


Cayman residents can deliver their checks to Strategic Wealth Preservation's offices or directly to Butterfield Bank. Other international clients should use alternative payment methods.

I don’t see the product I want to buy. Do you have it?

No problem. We have access to nearly all of the products available on the market. Just contact us by calling 1 (888) 445-1977 or by emailing info@swpcayman.com and let us know which product and quantity you’re looking for, and we’ll help you order it.

Can I store my precious metals with SWP?

Yes, absolutely. SWP specializes in the secure storage of precious metals and other high value items. We offer our clients the ability to store in multiple locations worldwide including the Cayman Islands, Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Singapore and New Zealand. To learn more about our global storage locations, please visit our dedicated storage page.

Do you have minimums for storage?

There are no minimum storage balance requirements, however our Secure Segregated Storage accounts are subject to a $50 USD minimum quarterly storage fee. Storage fees only begin to apply once a deposit has been completed to your account.

Are my stored assets fully insured?

Yes, all stored assets held in a Secure Segregated Storage account are fully insured for their full replacement value under our comprehensive precious metals insurance policy. Insurance includes protection against theft, fire, natural disasters, employee infidelity and mysterious disappearances. Evidence of our insurance is available upon request.

Note; assets stored in Safe Deposit Boxes include $50,000 USD of liability insurance. Additional insurance can be purchased at a rate of $25/$10,000 USD value (25 basis points) up to a total of $1,000,000 USD per box.

Are my purchases reported to the government or any tax authorities?

SWP is a privately owned and operated precious metals retailer and secure storage provider head-quartered in the Cayman Islands. The business is classified as an Active Non-Financial Foreign Entity under the U.S.-Cayman Islands Model I Intergovernmental Agreement ("U.S. IGA"). As such, SWP is not subject to any U.S. FATCA registration or reporting. Furthermore, SWP has no reporting requirements to any local or foreign government or tax authorities.

How do I know that assets are actually in SWP’s vaults?

Our clients receive an Activity Report each time a deposit to their account is completed, a Statement of Holdings at the end of every month, and an annual 3rd party audit report issued by Bureau Veritas, the world’s largest commodities auditor. The auditor’s report is an independent, unbiased report that confirms the metals that are stored in your account.

Are my assets shared, commingled, leased or pooled?

No. Client metals are stored on a 100% allocated and fully segregated basis. Clients’ assets are never commingled, and the client remains the legal owner of his or her assets at all times.

Can I transfer my existing holdings that are currently stored elsewhere to SWP?

Yes. If you have metals already in storage or at home that you wish to transfer to SWP, we can arrange the secure transportation of your metals with logistic companies specializing in the transportation of high-value cargo. Their extensive experience and knowledge of the industry ensures safe and prompt delivery to our vaulting locations. For assistance, please contact us directly by calling 1 (888) 445-1977 or by emailing info@swpcayman.com.

I have paid for my order, when will it be deposited to my storage account?

Under normal market conditions, we will deposit your order within 5 business days (or less) from the time we receive your payment. We will notify you if we expect any delays.

Does SWP offer safety deposit box storage?

Yes, in addition to our Secure Segregated Storage option, we offer our clients the opportunity to rent safety deposit boxes housed within our Class 3 vault. This option is perfect for clients seeking ultimate security and privacy. Four box sizes are available for rent; small, medium, large and extra-large. Safe deposit boxes are ideal for the storage of gold bullion, jewelry, documents and only small amounts of silver due to their limited weight capacity. Below are the dimensions, weight capacities and annual costs of each box size:

Small Box – W4.5 x H1.5 x L21 inches – max weight 350 oz - $500/year

Medium Box – W9.5 x H2.5 x L21 inches – max weight 600 oz - $750/year

Large Box – W9.5 x H4.5 x L21 inches – max weight 750 oz - $1000/year

Extra Large Box – W9.5 x H9.5 x L21 inches – max weight 1000 oz - $1250/year

Safe deposit box rentals include $50,000 USD of liability insurance. Additional insurance can be purchased at a rate of $25/$10,000 USD value (25 basis points) up to a total of $1,000,000 USD per box.

How do I withdraw my precious metals?

SWP requires only 24 hours notice before you can withdraw your assets. You have the option of picking up your assets from our vaulting locations or we can arrange a fully insured delivery to just about anywhere in the world.

I want to sell my metal, will SWP buy it?

Yes, you can sell your precious metals to SWP. We offer competitive buy-back rates and settlement from the sale generally occurs within 48-72 hours. We will remit the proceeds to you by bank wire or check. We can even help you arrange the shipment of your metals to one of our locations. If you are interested in selling your precious metals to SWP, please contact us by calling 1 (888) 445-1977 or by emailing info@swpcayman.com.

How much does delivery to my home or business cost?

We only deliver to home and business addresses within the continental United States and Canada. Delivery to addresses within the continental United States is $50 USD flat. If you are taking delivery to a home or business address in Canada, please contact us by calling 1 (888) 445-1977 or by emailing info@swpcayman.com so that we can quote you for the shipping costs.

How will my order be shipped?

We use FedEx and UPS as our primary carriers. Tracking numbers will be provided to you once your order ships.

Do you deliver worldwide?

We will deliver metal to any of the global storage locations we offer, as well as, to home and business addresses in the United States and Canada.

Is my delivery fully insured?

Yes, all shipments are fully insured door-to-door for the full replacement value of the order.

I have paid for my order, when will my order ship?

Under normal market conditions, we will ship your order within 5 business days from the time we receive your payment. We will notify you if we expect any delays.

What are SWP’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting requirements?

SWP is a privately owned and operated precious metals retailer and secure storage provider head-quartered in the Cayman Islands. The business is classified as an Active Non-Financial Foreign Entity under the U.S.-Cayman Islands Model I Intergovernmental Agreement ("U.S. IGA"). As such, SWP is not subject to any U.S. FATCA registration or reporting. Furthermore, SWP has no reporting requirements to any local or foreign government or tax authorities.

I’m a US citizen, what are my tax reporting considerations?

It is our understanding that precious metals held directly outside the United States do not have to be reported by US taxpayers on form 8938 (Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets), nor on FinCEN Form 114 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts). Learn more here: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-Act-FATCA. We do recommend our clients consult their tax advisor on this matter.

Is there a minimum or maximum order size?

Yes, we have a minimum order size of 100 oz of silver or 1 oz of gold, platinum and palladium. To place your order please contact us directly by calling 1 (888) 445-1977 or by emailing info@swpcayman.com.

How do I invest in precious metals using my Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

SWP has partnered with Questrade, a leading online broker, to offer Canadian investors the opportunity to purchase and hold precious metals in their RRSP.Learn more about investing in precious metals by using your RRSP here.

How do I invest in precious metals using my Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

SWP has partnered with two highly reputable IRA custodians to offer American investors the opportunity to purchase and store precious metals held in a self-directed IRA at our vault in the Cayman Islands.Learn more about investing in precious metals by using your IRA here.

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