FAQs

If you’ve been researching gold investment for some time, but still have some burning questions that require an answer before you make your investment, here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help put your mind at rest.

If you still have a query on our services, then feel free to contact us and a knowledgeable and professional member of our team will be in touch to discuss your question in more detail.

How does gold investment work?
The idea behind gold investment is that the underlying value of gold increases over time. Historically this rate of increase is higher than inflation, so the value of your investment increases in real terms. Investing in gold can take the form of physical bar and coins, gold equity funds, mining shares or ETFs.

How safe is gold investing?
The price can go down as well as up, depending on supply and demand. Over the short term, there’s the risk that your investment could fall in value, however, over the medium to long term, gold has proven to increase in value faster than the inflation rate, proving to be a reliable store of wealth.

Where is the best place to buy gold for investment purposes?
There are several online sources that offer a gold buying service for investors, but it is always best to do your homework before you engage with them. Trusted websites such as our own serve the needs of gold investors via an experienced, knowledgeable and up-to-date team. We’re here to answer questions by phone or email and provide expert industry insight and advice.

Is it better to buy gold coins or gold bars?
The question of buying gold or coins depends on personal circumstances, financial status, investment amount and portfolio plans. Broadly speaking, purchasing gold coins provides good levels of flexibility.

UK investors also benefit from legal tender coins being tax exempt, whereas gold bars are not. Owning part of a very large portfolio in 1kg gold bars can deliver price savings. To decide what’s best for your own investment journey, talk to a member of the Gold Safe team today.

Do your gold products come with an assay certificate?
All gold bullion bars sold by us are 24 carat and therefore 999.9 pure gold. All gold bullion bars are stamped with 999.9 indicating the purity of the bar. All larger gold bars are stamped with a unique serial number and provided with a matching certificate.

Do I have to provide identification to buy from you?
We take financial security very seriously, but customer payments do not typically require any additional ID to be provided. However, we may contact you to confirm some security details for insurance reasons.

If you are buying on behalf of a company or consortium, we will require further information, so please get in touch with a member of our team.

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