Do You Have Valuable Coins in Your Pocket?

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Billions of pounds worth of coins exchange hands across the country every day but how closely do you look at the coins in your wallet or purse before handing them over?

Could you have missed out on a rare one worth more than its original value? Keep your eyes out for these special coins and you could find yourself with a tidy sum. Following the news that a new batch of Olympic commemorative coins have been released into circulation, The Safe Deposit Centre take a look at some of...

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Florida Auctions Items Left in Safe Deposit Boxes

auctioning of abandoned safe deposit boxes

Safe deposit boxes are a highly private affair with sometimes only the owner knowing about their box and its contents. This can, however, cause future problems if the owners dies and hasn’t told any friends or relatives about the box. In cases like these, the safe deposit box provider will do all they can to reunite the contents of the box with a family member but sometimes this just isn’t possible. As a result, many items can go unclaimed.

This has been the...

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Under Insuring Your Valuables

Recent news suggests millions of Brits are under-insuring their valuables. Don't risk your valuables not being covered by your insurance policy. 

According to research from Direct Line Home Insurance, more than two-fifths of homeowners do not have the correct cover for their valuables because they don’t realise that higher value items need to be listed individually. On many insurance policies, the highest value item you can cover in a collection of items can be as little as £1,000 to £2,000. Any items of higher value than...

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Brexit Sparks Spike in Luxury Assets

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Following the EU referendum on the 23rd of June and the subsequent Brexit vote which has divided the nation, we have now entered a period of uncertainty. 

There have been plenty of claims flying around the media about what will happen to the UK and its economy following the decision to leave. In the immediate aftermath, the value of the pound sterling sunk to the lowest levels seen since 1985 and has continued to fluctuate since.

Although we have seen some improvements in the...

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Burglary Prevention Advice

Neighbourhood watch week

During this year’s 
National Neighbourhood Watch Week, we’ve collected some of the most useful burglary prevention advice for residents in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.

What is National Neighbourhood Watch Week?

Neighbourhood Watch was set up with the aim of bringing “neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.” The scheme itself originated in the USA in 1964 until eventually moving over to the UK in 1982. After 25 years of local Neighbourhood Watch...

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