You buy shares of real gold and silver bars from our partner pro aurum and philoro. The bars are safely stored in a secure vault in Switzerland. When you buy gold and silver on Bitpanda, you are the owner of a specific share of real gold and silver, stored in a secure vault.
With Bitpanda Metals we take care of all the security. The gold and silver you buy on Bitpanda is stored in Switzerland, in a secure vault where it’s 100% insured. This is the perfect convenience solution as you don’t have to go to a gold trader to buy physical gold or silver. Storing gold or silver at home can be a security risk. You need a special and usually expensive safe in order to get it covered by insurance, which again usually costs money. Alternatively, you can store it in a deposit box at a bank, which means that you have to go there in person and you also have to pay comparably high fees for storing it there.
Yes. You pay a premium when buying and selling precious metals, and there is a storage fee. For gold there is no buying premium until June 15th 2019 (afterwards just 0.5%). For selling you pay 0.5% premium. Please note that you pay a storage fee of 0.0125% per week of the total amount you hold for insurance and storing, which is a lot cheaper than the usual amount for storing precious metals in a secure and insured vault. It will be calculated daily and reduced from your respective Metals wallet on a weekly basis (if the wallet balance is 0, no premiums are deducted).
Yes. Like for gold you pay a premium when buying and selling precious metals, as well as storage fees. For silver you pay a premium of 2.5% for buying and 2% for selling. For insurance and storing you pay 0.025% per week of the total silver amount you hold. It will be calculated daily and reduced from your respective Metals wallet on a weekly basis (if the wallet balance is 0, no premiums are deducted). While the premium for silver is a little bit higher than for gold, it is still a lot cheaper than the premium you usually have to pay for a service like this.
The vault where the gold and silver you buy on Bitpanda is stored is a duty-free storage facility in Switzerland. This means that there is no value added tax (VAT) on purchases–even for silver.
Yes. You can buy gold and silver on a daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Set up as many savings plans as you want and combine gold and silver purchases with your other regular digital asset investments. This way you can diversify your portfolio while at the same time benefit from the cost average effect.