Business Consumer Alliance: AAA Rating, only 1 complaint in the last 3 years (see BCA report)
BBB: Rating of A+, 0 complaints since March 2013 (read more on the BBB)
TrustLink: based on 273 Reviews (TrustLink page)
Minimum Investment Amount: Regal Assets has minimum investment amounts of $10k for a retirement account rollover and $5k for a cash buy for physical delivery.
Important: First year’s storage and administration fee is waived. After that, there is a low flat fee for segregated storage of your metals. Most other companies offer commingled storage by default. If they do offer segregated storage, it is typically scaled and limited to gold. Regal Assets offers segregated storage for both gold AND silver.
If you’re seriously considering a precious metals IRA with Regal Assets or ANY company, we highly recommend that you listen to this first.
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The 3 Step Process
Basically, there are 3 steps involved, each one as important as the next:
- Buy Gold (make sure you buy the right kind of gold that’s approved by the IRS)
- Setup a Self-Directed IRA with an IRA Custodian
- Store the Gold Somewhere in a Vault/Depository
*Thankfully, instead of having to complete these three steps myself with limited knowledge of the industry, I was able to make one quick call to Regal Assets at (888) 981-7445 and I am glad to share they took care of the majority of the legwork, which made my experience completely headache-free. While I know the price of gold will fluctuate short-term, I’m now confident, and I’m no longer losing sleep at night because I know that a good portion of my retirement fund is backed by something
real, not some paper based ETF, volatile stocks, or fiat currency.
Keep reading to learn more about how we chose the top company…
Knowing the reputations of some of these gold companies, I knew I wanted to work with a reliable, trustworthy company that specialized in setting up gold IRAs.
While doing research on gold IRA companies’ experience and reputation, I realized each leading company was listed and rated on consumer focused sites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB), TrustLink, and the Business Consumer Alliance. It became easy to see which companies had a lot of complaints lodged against them, how many were resolved, and how many had been closed within the last year. A recurring theme among some of the well known companies revealed they offer poor customer service, have pushy sales people on staff, deliver low quality coins, have a slow inefficient process, post unexpected fees, push collectible (proof, numismatic, or rare) coins.
If you’re looking for a high quality, high touch, streamlined experience with a best of breed company that truly specializes in precious metal IRAs, does not push you to buy overpriced rare coins, and offers a low, flat annual storage and admin fee ($225/year and actually no cost the first year), then the obvious choice is Regal Assets. We recommend you give them a call and see if they really live up to their reputation.
More on My Recommendation
Besides the stark differences in the reputations of the various companies, Regal Assets were a pleasure to speak with on the phone and very knowledgeable about the market and more importantly, Regal Assets are experts on converting to a gold IRA. I didn’t feel pressured at any time and confidently trust them with my financial future.
I’ll admit that the contrast between Regal Assets and the other gold IRA companies was a quite shocking. I expected there would be a few companies I’d have a hard time choosing between, but it just wasn’t my experience. Not only do Regal Assets’ numbers add up with their 5 star reviews and very low number of complaints, I had a wonderful experience with them during all the calls I made, asking a few questions about converting to a gold IRA and inquiring about the overall process. Not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a friendly manner and didn’t pressure me to buy anything (Not even to buy gold, which I actually wanted to buy!). On the other hand, when I called some other companies, I got a vastly different experience. With most other companies, I actually felt somewhat pressured or like I wasn’t worth their time. And, some were condescending in tone while others were just completely rude (in one case, I was actually ANGRY after the call).
What made RA stand apart from the other companies was the fact they left me feeling as if they take the most pride in what they do. Have you ever talked to someone who is the best at what they do? They possess a sort of relaxed confidence and that is the feeling I got from Regal Assets. And, if you’re actually buying gold coins (or silver, or platinum) for delivery to your home, they offer a 7 day delivery guarantee (which is hard to find anywhere else).
I recommend you visit their website by clicking here or call them and request your free gold investor kit. They’ll call to confirm your address and you can ask them a ton of questions at that point or you can wait until you’ve had time to review the kit.
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Feel free to contact me with any question, concern or comment, as I’m always on the lookout for fellow investors.
**There are many IRA custodians out there. Most offer scaled account structures, which means you pay more. Most of the companies on this page either use Self Directed IRA Services or Goldstar Trust, both of which charge based upon the size of your account. Our recommendation, Regal Assets, has a long standing relationship with another very well respected custodian which allows them to charge a very low annual fee (covered for the first year).
Be sure to research this well before signing any documentation.