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Safe deposit box

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    Safe deposit box

    Hello, i am looking to get a safety deposit box. Im not ready to deal with the long waiting, and find out that there non-bank safe rental avaialable... as below

    https://www.guardforce.com.hk/en/sec...fe-deposit-box

    https://www.ultra-vault.com/hong-kong/safe-deposit-box/

    I wonder if anyone can tell me their experience, if any good. Thank you for your help.


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    There are a few banks that have safe-deposit boxes available:

    e.g. BEA - https://www.hkbea.com/pdf/en/SDB%20B...EN.pdf?noembed

    Unfortunately some of these are at locations the bank has rented the branch premises and it has been known that customers might get a letter asking them to move their contents to another location.

    Don't write off all banks and all locations. You might just find one that meets your requirements.

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    Thanks shri... that's the worst.. since im not always in Hk.. I travel quite a bit.


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    Do you really think that Bankcomm and CCB have availability at all the listed branches?

    https://www.hk.bankcomm.com/hk/shtml...nnelId=2005575

    China Construction Bank (Asia) - Safe Deposit Box Service


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    Get a box at a headquarters branch. Unlikely to move.


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    if you rent a place here then buy a safe and bolt it in
    if you use hotels then they have that facility


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxbritannia
    Do you really think that Bankcomm and CCB have availability at all the listed branches?

    https://www.hk.bankcomm.com/hk/shtml...nnelId=2005575

    China Construction Bank (Asia) - Safe Deposit Box Service
    I regularly see boxes available at the CCB main branch on queens road in central

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    Thanks everyone. I just wonder does anyone have experience with safety box services with Guardforce? I'm particularly interested because they have long service hours (unlike banks) 7am to 11pm. If I remember well, daily too!


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    Exclamation Do NOT forget your INSURANCE !!

    Better read up on the "Hatton Garden" robbery first before you grab a NON-Bank security deposit box AND then think that you won't need any INSURANCE to cover YOUR contents.

    Too many customers of the Hatton Garden break-in in London thought that their goodies were completely "safe" - and lost the lot to some very ingenious thieves.

    And there were some very dodgy characters would not reveal their losses to the Fuzz!

    And then, a few years ago, a balls-up in a HK bank had some safe deposit boxes - which shouldn't have been touched - stripped out by contractors - and the contents trashed!

    Again - proper insurance might have eased the financial pain - somewhat !!

    Last edited by GreenCatalonia; 28-07-2019 at 11:31 PM.

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    Thanks a lot. I have not thought of insurance !


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