Clients who opt for our Secure Segregated Storage can store their precious metals at any of our global storage locations. To view a list of available locations, please visit our Storage Locations page. All assets are 100% segregated, allocated and insured.
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How Secure Segregated Storage Works
The storage fees are calculated based on a percentage of the value of your precious metal holdings. The rates below are for one year and include both the storage and insurance for your holdings. The rates are applicable to all global storage locations offered by SWP.
|Below $250K USD Value
|$250K to $1M USD Value
|Above $1M USD Value
Example of how storage fees are calculated: If the average annual value of your gold holdings is USD $100,000, you would pay $700/year to store your gold. If the average annual value of your gold holdings is USD $300,000, you would pay $1500/year to store your gold. Storage fees include storage, insurance, an annual audit, your monthly statements and client services.
Secure Segregated Storage accounts are subject to a $50 USD minimum quarterly storage fee per location. Storage fees only begin to apply once a deposit has been completed to your account.
Making a Deposit
If you wish to make a deposit to your Secure Segregated Storage account, you have several options:
Option #1 - Purchase metals directly from SWP. Once the purchase has been completed, SWP will deposit the metals into your Secure Segregated Storage account. You receive a confirmation of the deposit.
Option #2 - You can also deposit or transfer existing metals that you may currently be storing at home or in another depository. SWP can arrange a fully insured shipment of the metals to our facility on your behalf. Alternatively, this can be accomplished by hand delivering the metals to the facility yourself. Once the materials arrive at our facility, they are deposited into your Secure Segregated Storage account and you receive a confirmation of the deposit.
Option #3 – Purchase metals from another bullion dealer for deposit to your account. Simply instruct the bullion dealer to deliver the metal to SWP for benefit of your account.
Note: SWP specializes in the storage of bullion coins, rounds and bars. Collectable coins may not be accepted for storage. Please speak with an SWP representative prior to depositing collectable coins.
Making a Withdrawal
You have the option of picking up your assets from any of our global vaulting locations or we can arrange a fully insured delivery to your home or business address on file, upon request. Some restrictions may apply to deliveries to homes and businesses outside of the United States and Canada.
You can sell your metals directly to SWP. This creates an extremely liquid two-way market. Settlement from the sale generally occurs within 48-72 hours and the proceeds are remitted by bank wire.
We will provide you with a monthly inventory statement. As a non-financial institution SWP has no wealth reporting requirements to either the Cayman Islands government, or any foreign government or tax authority.
All Secure Segregated Storage accounts are subject to an annual independent audit performed by Bureau Veritas. A copy of the audit statement is available upon request.
We also provide a virtual audit service for clients with holdings in the Cayman Islands vault. The virtual audit service is available via a secure Zoom video call coordinated by SWP’s LBMA certified Vault Manager. The cost per virtual audit is $150 USD for the first hour. Any additional time is charged at $75 USD per each additional 30 minute segment. You can schedule a virtual audit of your account by contacting your account representive, or by emailing email@example.com or calling 1 (888) 445-1977. Learn more about our virtual audit service by watching this brief video.
Note: the virtual audit service is only available for the Cayman Islands vault.
We have the ability to authenticate all precious metals using industry leading testing equipment. All tests are non-destructive.
All metals held in Secure Segregated Storage account are fully insured up to their full replacement value under the terms of our comprehensive insurance policy, issued by Marsh and underwritten by Lloyd’s of London. Download a copy of SWP’s Confirmation of Insurance letter.
You can visit and inspect your metals by appointment. We ask kindly that you contact us at least one week in advance of your desired visitation date so that we can confirm and accommodate your appointment request. Note: visitations are not available for the Miami and Los Angeles locations.
Metals Transfer (internal transfer from one client account to another)
Metals Withdrawal (from the vault, either via pick up or via delivery)
Audit (self-audit or a 3rd party you hire to conduct an audit on your behalf)
|$75 USD per hour
Note: self-audits are not available for the Miami and Los Angeles locations.
Secure Segregated Storage accounts are billed quarterly in arrears. Payments can be made by credit card, bank wire, ACH, Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDC.
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