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Custodians of Value

Metropolitan Safe Deposits is the UK’s leading independent safe deposit company. We provide everyone with the benefits of affordable security for items of special value. Your gold, silver, jewellery, documents and other items of value are protected to the highest level in our London vaults.

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Industry-leading Security

We issue individual swipe cards to all our customers with an exclusive digital PIN number and unique keys. The vaults, electronic detectors and alarm systems meet the highest international standards and are monitored by CCTV. Each box is permanently alarmed directly to the police.

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Dedicated customer service

Metropolitan Safe Deposits offers a dedicated service with any-time and free-of-charge visits to your box, competitive fees and extended opening hours seven days per week. Banks provide safe custody but access is restricted to banking hours and charges are made for every visit.

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Insurance

All our safe deposit boxes include £10,000 all-risks contents insurance.

Editorials

Why Are Banks Exiting Safe Custody?

Metropolitan’s CEO, Christopher Barrow, on why internet banking and self service facilities have made running a secure storage facility unattractive for high-street banks.

Europe’s non-performing banks to delay economic recovery

Compared with America’s better capitalised banks, the Eurozone still faces massive bad debt problems. Christopher Barrow of Metropolitan Safe Deposits is concerned that European...

Overseas Chinese are a valuable global resource to China

Christopher Barrow of the Metropolitan Safe Custody group argues that, whilst migration flows from mainland China to high-income countries will continue to grow, the Overseas...

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London’s Safe Haven Status benefits Metropolitan Safe Deposits

CEO Christopher Barrow reveals why Metropolitan Safe Custody Group benefits from London’s status as Safe Haven

UK Banks continue to abandon safe deposit boxes

Customers are left with few options as UK banks continue to close down their safe custody facilities. Christopher Barrow of Metropolitan Safe Deposits reviews the few remaining...

Why store your gold in a safe deposit box?

Christopher Barrow of Metropolitan Safe Custody explains why individual investors and collectors increasingly keep their gold bars and coins in a safe deposit vault

Our News

Major refurbishment of St John’s Wood branch

Commencing May 2014 for a period of about 4 months, Metropolitan Safe Deposits will be investing approximately £350,000 on the refurbishment of its St Johns Wood office.