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Banks No Longer Offering Safety Deposit Boxes in Scotland

Many banks have stopped offering safety deposit boxes in the recent past. This has been going on in Scotland and all over the world as more and more banks withdraw the service completely. People who rely on these boxes to keep their valuables safe have been left with few options in ensuring their items are safe and protected.

 

Safe deposit facilities have been used in storing valuables for many years. Some items most commonly stored include legal documents, cash, artwork, or jewellery. It is a much safer method for keeping expensive items as the boxes, or lockers, are kept under 24 hours CCTV surveillance and behind vault doors. Clients are given a set of keys, or sometimes a swipe card, and can easily access their boxes when they want, during the working hours of the facility.

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Items Stored in safety deposit boxes

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As an owner of a safety deposit box facility, I constantly get asked the question “What is typically stored in a safety deposit box?”

 

Firstly, I would like to state that we never know what a customer stores in their safety deposit box. Each box contains a tray similar to the image attached. When a customer arrives at our facility, they remove the tray from the Safe Deposit Locker and take it to a private viewing room where there are no cameras and total privacy.

 

We generally advise clients to store items of value, items that are of sentimental value and items that are very difficult to replace if lost or stolen.

 

Typical Items Stored in a safety deposit box include:

 

 

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