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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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Customer Notice

Refurbishment Notice

During the month of July and to enable refurbishment work to be carried out we will be operating reduced opening hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as follows:

Editorials

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...

Keep your Assets in Safe Havens not Tax Havens

With the Swiss government caving in to US pressure to relax their bank secrecy laws, the pressure continues to squeeze tax havens in order to curb tax evasion. Christopher Barrow...

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...

London’s global dominance remains a safe bet

Christopher Barrow, CEO of Metropolitan Safe Deposits, believes London’s extraordinary rise to global city status will become even more pronounced in the next 10-20 years.

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.