Investing in precious metals has never been easier. First, you set up your new Precious Metals IRA by filling out a simple application. It only takes 10 minutes, and you’ll have a dedicated Gold Alliance IRA expert on hand to help you throughout.
We’ll then ask that you send the application back to our office either via mail, email or fax. Once we receive it, we’ll have your account set up and ready to fund within 24 hours.
Finally, Gold Alliance will contact your current IRA custodian and organize the tax-free rollover or transfer of your retirement funds to your new IRA account. Once your account is setup, transferring your funds to your new Precious Metals IRA will take a maximum of 5 business days, and once the funds have been wired over to your new account, you’re good to go with investing in precious metals! Then, it’s time to select the right precious metals for your account perfectly fit for your portfolio.
We’ll then wait for you to return your application via fax, mail or email – whatever’s best for you. And we use DocuSign to secure electronic signatures, meaning you don’t have to print anything. If you have a problem at any stage, there’s always a Gold Alliance IRA specialist on hand.
Unless you instruct us otherwise, we ship all metals you own directly to the Brink’s depository vault near Salt Lake City, UT. This IRS approved depository has been protecting valuables since 1859, and handles billions of dollars worth of transactions on a daily basis.
Brink’s also boasts a fully comprehensive insurance policy underwritten by one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious insurance providers, Lloyds of London. So you can be sure of unparalleled safety and security of your precious metals.
You have two tax-free and penalty-free options: the direct trustee-to-trustee funds transfer or the 60-day rollover. A. Through the trustee-to-trustee transfer, your retirement funds move directly from your current IRA provider to your new precious metals IRA provider.
B. If you go with the 60-day rollover method, you’ll receive a mailed check to your home address from your current IRA account provider. All you have to do is then mail that check to your new precious metals IRA custodian to be deposited. Do this within 60 days and you won’t incur any taxes or penalties.
If this process appears complicated (and concerning because it relates to your retirement savings!) don’t worry. With your consent, we’ll assign you a dedicated Gold Alliance IRA team member to assist you in choosing the right IRA custodian for you. And that’s not all. They’ll also fill out all the paperwork and make all the necessary calls, so you can reap all the benefits without any of the hassle.
A Precious Metals IRA costs $160 per year. This payment covers the cost of storage, full insurance, quarterly financial statements and 24/7 access to view your online account.
This works out much better than what you pay for 401(k)s and traditional IRAs, where administration, individual service and investment fees are often hidden. With their transparent fee schedule, self-directed precious metals IRAs will give you absolute control over your assets without any extra hidden costs.
The process is simple, straightforward and speedy. Call a Gold Alliance IRA team member to let them know whether you want to receive physical metals shipped to your door or cash.
We’ll then arrange either for your metals to be safely shipped from Brink’s depository, or liquidated into cash for you. You’ll receive the funds in your chosen account or as a mailed check, it’s your choice! And the whole process takes only one day.
As long as you work with a reputable gold dealer, you don’t need to worry about buying counterfeit products. That being said, you can never be too careful with your retirement money. And sometimes peace of mind is worth the price.
All mints keep a record of coins they produce, so you can track the origin of your coins. Alternatively, we can recommend – or you can look up a coin expert (“numismatist”) who’ll inspect the coins for you, or you can do it yourself by using an acid testing kit. As the owner of your precious metals, you’re free to go directly to the depository which holds your coins whenever you like. They belong to you and are under your name.
Because Gold Alliance isn’t an investment company, we’re not regulated as one. In fact, we’re not a financial institution of any kind. Our activity consists only of buying, selling, and shipping precious metals for our clients – or on behalf of their IRA accounts. We execute all buying, selling and other operations in strict accordance of our clients’ orders.
Our clients maintain exclusive ownership over all of what we buy for them, whether if they physically receive their purchases, or when they are shipped to a secure depository of their choice – and so their precious metals are never owned by us or recorded on our balance sheets.