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How Much? How Easy?

BullionVault is the safest and easiest way to buy real gold, silver, platinum or palladium and we guarantee you won't find anywhere cheaper.


The most you'll pay for a gold, silver, platinum or palladium trade on BullionVault's order board is 0.5%. If you're buying (or selling) more than $75,000 worth of any metal in a year your commission rates reduce automatically:

  Purchases per year Commission
The first... $75,000 0.50%
The next... $750,000 0.10%
And then... 0.05%

The rates are the same when you sell, and you can trade in US Dollars, British Pounds, Euros or Japanese Yen.

The average spread is zero.

There is no minimum trade size (except that the increment is in whole grams) and there is no minimum commission charge

When buying or selling gold, silver, platinum or palladium at the Daily Price you pay a flat commission of 0.5%. There is an additional 0.3% currency-switching fee for Daily Price orders set in British Pounds, in Euros or in Japanese Yen.


When you buy through BullionVault, you get outright ownership of professionally-approved bars, stored in some of the safest vaults in the world, so you're completely protected from counterparty risk.

You can choose between multiple vaulting locations worldwide (Zurich being the most popular offshore option). Your bullion will be audited every single working day and reconciled against proven bar lists.

Whether you choose to store in one vault or spread your holdings across more, you'll get the cheapest storage rate in the world: only 0.01% per month for gold ($4 min.) or 0.04% per month for silver, platinum or palladium ($8 min.) including insurance.

How to get started

Buying on BullionVault is easy. There are four simple steps:-

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