BullionVault is offering a unique alternative to High Street Christmas gifts in the form of solid gold bars.
With just over four weeks until the big day, shoppers looking for an alternative Christmas gift can avoid the queues by having their gold bullion safely delivered to their door.
BullionVault users have been able to buy securely vaulted gold, held in the form of large wholesale bars, since the service launched in 2005. They have always been able to take possession of their gold if they wish – and, as of last year, they also have the option of low-cost 100 gram bars, delivered directly to their home.
The bars are refined and minted by leading Swiss producers Pamp under their “Fortuna” brand. The most recognized gold bar brand in the world, it enjoys higher re-sale value than other products.
Gold is now holding around £710 per ounce in wholesale trade – near its lowest level since early 2010.
That compares with a price above £1195 per ounce at the peak of the financial crisis in summer 2011.
Through BullionVault, the 100g Fortuna gold bar costs just £2,390 at today’s price, with insured delivery included.
Orders for the pre-Christmas batch close on Thursday 10 December.
Adrian Ash, head of research at BullionVault in London, said:
“Whether you are an experienced gold investor, or looking for a unique Christmas gift, BullionVault now offers customers a simple, transparent and cost-effective route to holding top-grade investment gold in your hand. With prices at six-year lows this could be a good time to take advantage.
“Providing a low-cost service for our customers is a priority second only to security. Outside the professional wholesale market of vaulted gold, the Fortuna brand’s global recognition means it has the greatest potential re-sale value.”