What can you store in a safety deposit box?

Safe deposit boxes come in a wide range of sizes to allow for the storage of lots of different kinds of items. If you’re considering renting a safe deposit box but are unsure of what the contents should be, take a look at this article for a run-down of the most common items stored in safe deposit boxes and a few more unusual ones.


The most common forms of jewellery to store in safe deposit boxes is dowry jewellery and Asian gold. Many families feel that a safe deposit box offers more protection than their homes (which have been...

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Is Your Password Robust

Every year we celebrate national holidays, one of which being World Password Day. Passwords hold the key to our digital lives so keeping track of these and making sure they are secure is essential. Identity fraud reached its highest levels in 2019 with almost 364,643 reported incidents, according to cifas around 65% of identity theft victims had a social media or online presence. Criminals simply scanned the web for readily available information like name, date of birth, email, and telephone number – making this the number one method of obtaining personal details.

Through the use of hacking social accounts or...

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Storing cash in safe deposit boxes ensures its protection

Storing cash in safe deposit boxes provides peace of mind 

Looking for a secure storage solution for your cash? Storing cash in safe deposit boxes will ensure that it remains untouched and completely secure. At The Safe Deposit Centre, we provide a wide variety of safety deposit box sizes and differing prices for these boxes. Storing cash in safe deposit boxes provides undeniable protection and assurance that your assets remain untouched and secure within our facility.

Opting to store cash and valuable items within safe deposit boxes ensures that these items are sufficiently and appropriated secure in a high-security location outside of...

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Do I Need a Safe Deposit Box?

There are many different reasons people have for opening up a safe deposit box. Some people will use it for temporary storage of valuables when going away or moving house, others prefer to keep the valuable and important items in secure storage away from the home. However, the use of your safe deposit box is entirely up to you. In this article we will detail some of the common uses for safe deposit boxes and the benefits of owning one.

What to store in your safe deposit box

  • Important documents: such as passports, birth certificates, deeds and your Last Will and...

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The history of the safe deposit box

The history of the safe deposit box within the UK traces back to the 17th century in London.

We often think about safe deposits boxes being housed in big bank vaults, but the reality is long before banks had been established, goldsmiths offered what was called “safe custody of valuables” in their fortified vaults for their customers’.

It wasn’t until 1875 that the UK saw its first privately-owned National Safe Deposit Company open its doors to large specialised premises at 1 Queen Victoria Street within the City of London. This vault became so successful that by 1968 it had amassed a whopping...

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