Why Fort Kobbe International Depository is in a Class of its Own Compared to Your Local Bank…

In one sentence, our only job is keeping your assets safe, we have the best security, in the best area, in the best country, with the best systems, controls and procedures to do only that one thing.

Our security is planned, managed and overseen by one of the best security experts in the region and we consult with one of the best companies in the world who ensure everything is world class. We ensure the temperature and humidity are always controlled, we only use UL rated equipment, with bullet and blast proof access. Everything is monitored by multiple companies with access only being granted to sections remotely. We have advanced access that can detect a pin and an X ray that will sniff out anything.   

And we don’t stop there, Fort Kobbe provides full service logistics to and from our facility whether you want to send 1 coin or 1,000kg of doré. We have worked hard to find incredible suppliers to offer you the best price if you want to purchase precious metals stress free.

Fort Kobbe is fully insured and underwritten by Lloyds of London

We offer multiple levels for the safety deposit boxes to suit you or complete insurance in our allocated, segregated storage. Just as a show of good faith, all our boxes come with $10 000 insurance cover for free.

Here at Fort Kobbe, we  take your privacy and your property very seriously, we don’t have bail in clauses or the ability to open your box for any reason, it takes a court order from a Panamanian court before we would even dream of touching your assets. In that spirit, even if you didn’t pay your box fees and after a long while, having opened your box we would probably leave everything as is, collecting dust in our open storage until you came to get it one day.

You only own what you can physically touch and access, it doesn’t help if what you own is subject to a banks opening hours. We all know that in times of financial upheaval the banks close their doors and this usually means your safety deposit box is unreachable until further notice. With us, with prior arrangement and and a small fee, we will open at 2am on Christmas morning if you need us to.

Panama is renowned for its political stability, world class infrastructure, rule of law.

Often referred to as the Switzerland of Central America. We are in a Special Economic Free Trade Zone within this special country which offers us additional protections, independence and scope to offer services such as keeping your items securely in bond.

While we are not regulated by any additional government bodies, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and will soon gain ISO9000 certification.

Sometimes being in another country provides an extra layer of security to your life and insured assets, having somewhere to go to with something to support you, just in case…

Finally… do you really know how banking works? We will explore that in another article. But for now we leave you with this quote by Henry Ford: “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

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