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- How much is delivery?
- How are my goods delivered?
- What happens if I am not home to take delivery?
- How will I know when my order is expected to be delivered?
- Can I collect/buy direct from you?
- Can you deliver overseas?
- Can I pay online by debit or credit card?
- Are there any other methods of payment?
- Do I have to pay VAT on bullion products?
- What is 3D Secure/Authentication on card payments?
- Do I have to provide identification to buy from you?
Products & Services
Fully insured delivery is included in the price. Click here to view alternative delivery options.
If funds are cleared by 3pm, most orders will be dispatched the same day, subject to any additional security checks (Currently suspended, due to high demand).
All orders are shipped fully insured and require a signature on receipt. For your convenience, when your items are dispatched you will be emailed an online tracking number. All items dispatched will be covered by our ‘goods in carriage’ insurance policy provided by Lloyds of London.
Our policy covers each package up to the value of £50,000 up until the point it is signed for at the delivery address, once signed we can accept no liability for your goods. Furthermore we also accept no liability for items once signed for at work addresses or houses of multiple occupancy.
The courier will leave an ‘Attempted Delivery’ card so that you can rearrange an alternative delivery date or collect the parcel from your local Royal Mail sorting office with ID. Your parcel will remain fully insured up until the point it is signed for.
We will send you a dispatch email which will include your tracking number as soon as your parcel is handed over to the courier. This is usually between 17:00 and 18:00 each evening.
Update: collections currently suspended. View our operational update for more information.
Yes. Our premises are located in Birmingham city centre and are open Monday to Friday from 09:30 – 16:30. If you are organising a long or special journey it is recommended that you call up beforehand to confirm stock availability. We do not store all bullion products on site, but by prior arrangement you can collect any of our products from our Birmingham shop.
If you have placed your order online or over the telephone and selected Collection, we must have received cleared funds before you arrive at the premises, and we may ask to see identification upon arrival.
At present we only offer delivery within the UK (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands).
We accept online payments with credit cards up to the value of £5,000 and debit cards up to the value of £30,000. Please note that this limit may change. There is no payment surcharge for payments made with a credit card. Click here for further information about paying by debit or credit card.
Update: Payment methods have changed currently. View our operational update for more information.
For many of our customers the easiest way to pay us is by bank transfer. We also accept personal cheques. Please note that personal cheques require seven full working days to clear prior to dispatch. For further information please see our full range of payment options.
As of 1 January 2000, investment gold is NOT subject to VAT in the UK and throughout the EU. Silver bullion products are subject to VAT at the current standard rate of 20%.
Please note: Alternative VAT rates may be applicable for customers from the Channel Islands. Please see www.customs.gst.gov.je for more information.
3-D Secure/Authentication is an additional layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. Initially introduced by Visa under the name of Verified by Visa, 3-D Secure has also been adopted by MasterCard as MasterCard SecureCode. It is a worldwide security program that many banks and building societies opt into.
Given the nature of the products we supply, we have to ensure the highest level of security. As a result we can only accept card payments that go through the additional 3-D Secure security process.
At GOLD.co.uk we take financial security very seriously, but customer payments do not typically require any additional ID to be provided. As per our insurance requirements however, we may contact you to confirm some additional security details if there is ever any misunderstanding.
If you are buying on behalf of a company we will require further information. Please call us for guidance.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Some, but not all, of our gold bars come with an assay certificate or card. These bars are usually 100g in weight or less, and vacuum sealed in plastic onto a cardboard backing.
All gold bullion bars sold on GOLD.co.uk are 24-carat and therefore 999.9 pure gold. All gold bullion bars are stamped with their specifications, such as 999.9 indicating the purity of the bar or the manufacturer's name and logo.
Larger gold bars (250g, 500g and 1 kilo) are typically cast (moulded) rather than minted, making them less suitable for certificates and packaging. Customers can rest assured that all of our brand-new bars come direct from LBMA-approved refiners and are tested on arrival. Similarly, we use an array of high tech kit to test ALL bullion sold back to us.
Yes, if you are considering selling your silver or gold coins and bullion please get in touch. We aim to give highly competitive prices, even if you haven’t dealt with us before please get in touch on 0121 369 3000 to discuss your options, you can also view the Sell to Us page.