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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

Cyprus capital controls threaten future of Eurozone

With the Cyprus crisis threatening the future of the eurozone, frightened savers are increasingly seeking a safe haven for their cash deposits. Metropolitan Safe Custody’s...

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...

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...

Metropolitan acquires London Safe Deposit Company's safe deposit box business

Metropolitan Safe Deposits has purchased the business assets belonging to The London Safe Deposit Company

Corporate Values improve Business Performance

Christopher Barrow of the Metropolitan Safe Custody group was recently asked about the relationship between corporate values and business performance. He argues that his company’s...

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.