Precious metals are global tradable investments made up of Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. They have been around for thousands of years.
Investors have precious metals in their portfolio for a number of reasons. Industry experts recommend a small portion of an investors portfolio should be diversified into precious metals / so called safe haven assets.
Investors purchase / trade precious metals such as gold and silver for the following reasons:
The answer is yes and no.
Investors can access gold and silver markets through the following personal avenues, but will come with costs such as storage, delivery, as well as having no free analysis and support when you decide to execute your trading.
Additionally, unallocated precious markets are primarily institutional, investors can only gain access to these markets through organizations such as EBLN DMCC with direct market access [through suppliers].
Trading on over-the-counter markets requires experience, knowledge and skill. Buying and selling spot commodities involes risk. EBLN DMCC is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and means that you will not have access to any Statutory compensation schemes. EBLN DMCC is a counterparty, it deals with other counterparties, there is counter party risk. There is risk of severe volatility, government intervention and other third party actions when can effect this market. There is risk of loss of liquidity.
The buying and selling of physical OTC commodities, such as Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium or Rhodium are not a regulated product. This means that you are not eligible to any recourse under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The spot precious metal market is not regulated by a financial regulator because it is a spot precious metal. It is not a future. The metal is transacted and settled on the spot and not a future date. Past performance of physical commodities provide no indication of future performance. You should consider before you make any decision to purchase and trade within the physical OTC markets your individual position financially. The currency exchange rate fluctuations may also have an adverse effect on the value of transactions you may enter into with EBLN DMCC that may be traded in foreign currencies. If you trade unallocated metals the metal is not allocated in your name and you have no individual rights to the metal.
Lending precious metals for the purposes of uncovered short selling is not a regulated activity. Short selling of precious metals is not subject to the short selling regulation [Council of 14.01.12 on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps 236/2012]. If you have a short contract and the price of the precious metals goes up this will affect your capital and you may lose it entirely. If you are trading and investing with unallocated spot precious metals and have a unconvered “naked” short position this metal may be recalled by the owner at anytime; you have no rights to this metal.
Using the spot deferral facility, which enables you to defer an amount of the transaction cost until you sell the position, can adversely affect your break even prices and you are at risk of losing some or all of your initial capital in adverse market conditions.
The buying and selling of spot physical commodities is not regulated in the United Kingdom.
EBLN DMCC is licensed and regulated by the DMCC. You can find us here by clicking this link.
EBLN DMCC is regulated and licensed by DMCC for precious metal and stone trading. Why? It is one of the only organizations in the world to provide licenses for spot precious metals.
The DMCC was created by the government of Dubai.
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre [DMCC] regulated banks, brokers and trading houses such as EBLN DMCC.
A Legal Entity Identity (LEI) number is a unique 20-character alphanumeric string (i.e. 529900T8BM49AURSDO55) used to distinctly represent a Legal Entity (company, organization, firm, government body, trust, fund, etc) on a worldwide basis. Once issued the LEI number can be used to represent the entity in financial transactions or organization identity assurance use cases. LEIs are required by all parties participating in regulated transactions and provide a publicly available verifiable source of ‘who is who’ (organization identity) and ‘who owns whom’ (organization group structures).The LEI number is based on the ISO 17442 standard and assigned only to a single Legal Entity on a global basis. The system is maintained and operated by the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF).
1.6 million organisations, trusts and funds now have Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI). The LEI is firmly established as the global code to identify ‘who is who’, and ‘who
LEIs are required for many financial regulations such as MifID II, MiFIR, Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR and more. Organizations attempting to trade under these regulations without an LEI Number will be unable to transact, or risk being fined. There are over 100 regulations requiring LEIs, with additional regulations mandating inclusion going live every month.
Because LEIs contain valuable, accurate and transparent identity data attributes, the LEI enables high levels of trust in an organization’s legitimacy and identity. Increasing numbers of data providers and credit check organizations utilize LEIs in Know-Your-Customer (KYC) onboarding and client refresh processes.
The diagram to the right illustrates how trades are settled and cleared between the clearing members. EBLN DMCC provides access to its clients through relationships it has with trading houses connected to the labelled numbers representing institutions.
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It is one of the most liquid markets in the world and can be bought and sold as often as you wish.
Clients can trade unallocated precious metals allowing them to access the full liquidity of the precious metal markets with no storage fees or additional costs.
Most traded and settled bullion in London is on an unallocated account basis. This is an account where the customer does not own specific bars, but has a general entitlement to an amount of metal. This is similar to the way that a bank account operates: in that a customer may not necessarily receive the same notes they originally deposited. Similarly, a customer with an unallocated account who physically withdraws their metal will not necessarily receive the same gold bars back they deposited. It is the most convenient, cheapest and most commonly used method of holding metal.
The units of these accounts are one fine ounce of gold and one ounce of silver, based upon a 995 LGD gold bar and a 999 fine LGD silver bar respectively. Transactions may be settled by credits or debits to the account, with the balance representing the indebtedness between the two parties. Credit balances on the account do not entitle the creditor to specific bars of gold or silver. Instead the balance is backed by the bullion stock of the dealer with whom the account is held. The client is an unsecured creditor.
If a client wants to have actual metal, specific bars or equivalent bullion product are ‘allocated’, the fine gold content of which is then debited from the unallocated account. The market convention is that bullion may be allocated on the day it is called for, with physical metal generally available for collection on the next business day.
EBLN DMCC clients are provided the opportunity to purchase physical precious metal commodities on a spot deferred unallocated settlement basis.
EBLN DMCC clients are provided with the opportunity to purchase physical precious metals using our spot deferred settlement facility. The facility provides clients the ability to trade larger amounts of unallocated metal with only a proportion of the transaction paid for; the balance deferred until they sell the position.
Clients do not have rights to the metal, this is why 98% of all precious metal trading is done this way, as it is liquid and cost effective. Clients do not have rights to the metal, as it is not allocated to them. If they wish for allocated metal, this is a service EBLN DMCC also provide.
These accounts are opened when a customer requires title or ownership of specific bars. The client has full title to the metal in the account, with the dealer holding it on the client’s behalf. Clients’ holdings are identified in a weight list of bars, showing the unique bar number, gross weight, the assay or fineness of each bar and its fine weight. Credits or debits to the holding are linked to the physical movements of bars, to or from the client’s physical holding.
EBLN DMCC enables clients to trade all OTC precious metals on offer and have them stored on their behalf on an allocated basis within the UK. Fully insured. No VAT*. No service fees. On request they can then also be physically delivered also.
*subject to change
EBLN DMCC enables clients to take physical delivery of their precious metals.
In their physical tangible form, EBLN DMCC Clients can take delivery in investment bars, investments coins or collectable coins. Upon complete settlement of these transactions, EBLN DMCC clients can have the ability to take receipt of their physical precious metals the next working day.
With access to high volumes of precious metals and high volumes of liquidity within major metal markets, EBLN DMCC can deliver for clients physical metals to their place of residences and customs bonded warehouses around the world.
Your funds are converted into dollars and sent onto our market service providers by EBLN DMCC which you can then use to trade spot precious metals. Your funds ultimately end up with end counterparty not EBLN DMCC. EBLN DMCC acts as a counterparty within the process to provide clients trading services. EBLN DMCC does not hold client funds. There is counterparty risk.
EBLN DMCC does not hold client funds as we are a counterparty in the process, we represent the client - the funds ultimately are held with the end of chain global counterparty as we provide client access to all three markets [Asia, Europe and Post Europe trading]. All funds are sent onto our counterparty.
If EBLN DMCC went out of business instructions would be provided in this event detailing the situation and any options.
If any counterparty of EBLN DMCC went out of business this could effect EBLN DMCC providing its services to its clients as these services are provided to EBLN DMCC by those counterparties. In this event communication would be provide, details and instructions provided as they become available. As with most markets, there is counterparty risk. If a counterparty of EBLN DMCC went out of business there is a risk to capital.
Very easy. If you have a signed off AML status trading account you will request through your representative funding instructions. These will be delivered by email. Once you have settled, these will be reflected on your trading account and you will be notified by EBLN DMCC of the receipt of funds.
**This doesn't mean your funds are yet with the final counter party, this process starts from then. EBLN DMCC does not hold client funds and these funds are sent to our suppliers who then also send on. This operates both ways for Deposit and Withdrawals.
Your funds do reach your trading account straight away though you will receive confirmation from EBLN DMCC. This will depend on how long it takes EBLN DMCCs counterparties and suppliers to manage and transmit the funds and can vary in length of time. EBLN DMCC will be in contact with you though, through notifications and updates and your staff representative. EBLN DMCC will provide you updates and time frame.
It is very easy. If you have capital on account then you can request through your representative an account withdrawal. This then starts the process. The time frame can vary, and can be dependent on AML checks, compliance procedures by us but also any counter party through the chain. If customer AML checks / statuses are not up to date you cannot fund, withdraw or trade on your account.
Withdrawal of funds are not immediate as with any institution, process or market but especially within the spot precious metal markets. This will depend on our counterparties and suppliers and can take a varying degree of time. EBLN DMCC will confirm and communicate directly with you though and provide process updates and timeframe.
As with most business within the spot precious metal markets, EBLN DMCC is under non disclosure agreement and cannot provide counterparty information
Several things can lead to delays in you funding or withdrawing from your account:
compliance and AML checks
size of transaction [may be split into tranches]
bank compliance checks and enhance due diligence checks
counter party procedures and risk
third party interventions
You will receive a world class one-on-one personal broker service providing you information and analysis so you can make the best decision when to buy and sell.
You receive for free a trading account along with daily insights and exclusive research.
Our charges can vary depending on spot market, product and tools used. Please Call our switchboard on 01962 600 230 to discuss.
We are not a tax advisor, we cannot and will not provide tax advice. The below should not be mistaken as tax advice.
There is no VAT (unless delivering Silver, Platinum and Palladium). You will only be charged capital gains tax on investment gains above thresholds. This can of course vary country to country.
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) regulates and oversees the London spot metal market.
This is when you borrow metal and sell it with the prospect of buying it back at a cheaper price but you have no rights to the metal.
EBLN DMCC has made significant changes in the face of COVID-19 to protect staff and also enable a high level quality of business in its operations. Staff currently work from home and have out of office contact details. They are available and will contact you as per normal. Staff currently working out of the office means minimal disruption to any office operations and protects staff from the virus as they conduct operations from their personal home and protect themselves from the virus.
At EBLN DMCC, we take privacy and security seriously. This United Kingdom Privacy Notice outlines how we collect your data to operate our business and provide services to you, while keeping your information safe.
EBLN DMCC(the “Company,” “EBLN DMCC” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This United Kingdom Privacy Notice (“Notice”) explains how we handle and process personal information to operate, improve, and grow what we provide you. By accessing or using our services, systems, websites, and apps (the “Services”), you signify that you have read this Notice and understood that we may collect, store, use, and disclose personal information as described in this Notice. EBLN DMCC is the primary data controller for processing United Kingdom personal information.
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We process the following types of personal information when you connect with our Services, like when you sign up for an account, place an order, enroll in a promotion or program, or otherwise engage or communicate with us:
We use and otherwise process personal information for the following purposes: Purpose Basis for Processing To provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us; to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services, when you choose to do so; and to manage our relationship with you, including providing you with the information, products and services that you request from us, and notifying you about changes to our terms or this Notice.
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We’re committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the personal information. We may share your personal information in the instances described below. For further information on your choices regarding your personal information, see the “Control Over Your Personal information” section below. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their use in marketing their products and services.
Access to your Device Data. You may control the mobile app’s access to your device information in your device’s settings. For instance, you can withdraw permission for the app to access your contact list. How to control your communications preferences. You can stop receiving promotional emails from us by clicking on the provided “unsubscribe” link. All unsubscribe requests are processed within 10 business days. You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Services, and technical and security notices). Modifying or deleting your information. You may be entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to object to or request restriction of processing of your personal information, and to request access to, rectification, erasure and portability of your personal information. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, or if you want to remove your name or comments from our Services, you can contact us directly at email@example.com. We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances. If you become aware of changes or inaccuracies in your personal information, you should inform us of such changes so that the personal information may be updated or corrected. You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our processing of your personal information is unlawful.
Your information collected through our Services may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom, United States, or any other country in which EBLN DMCC or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities or conduct business activities. If you’re located in other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.K. or U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data-protection laws as your jurisdiction.
Your local currency is converted into dollars by a foreign exchange desk through a bank or broker. EBLN DMCC are not a foreign exchange broker. EBLN DMCC does not do this conversion for you.
Are these providers of foreign exchange also part of trading and liquidity?
No, just foreign exchange services
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Registered Office: 798, DMCC Business Centre, Level No 1, Jewellery and Gemplex 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. EBLN DMCC is a member of the Global Legal Identity Identifier Foundation, a global database of financial firms. EBLN DMCC’s LEIRN is: 8945008XMZ80RQAVSI28. Registered as a Dubai Free-zone company under UAE Law. EBLN DMCC is licensed to trade precious metals and stones, licensed and regulated by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and member of the Dubai Gold Exchange and is also a member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. License Number: DMCC – 268227. Registration Number: DMCC78715. VAT registration Number: TRN 100052752100003.