What Has The Kim Kardashian Robbery Taught Us About Protecting Our Valuables?

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Rarely a day goes by when Kim Kardashian West or another member of her extensive family hits the headlines but her recent top story was rather more serious than the usual fluff.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Mrs Kardashian West was robbed at gun point by a gang of thieves posing as police officers. The robbery happened at the Hotel de Pourtalés, a townhouse in Paris, and resulted in $10 million worth of jewellery being stolen and her being bound and gagged while the ordeal took place....

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8 Valuable Coins – Do You Have Any of Them 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’s Division of Financial Services to Auction Items Left Abandoned in Safe Deposit Boxes

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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.

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Are You Underinsuring Your Valuables?

Recent news has revealed that millions of Brits may be at risk of under-insuring the contents of their homes. According to research from Direct Line Home Insurance, more than two fifths of home owners 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...

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Brexit Sparks a 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 a great deal 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...

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