Storage costs are the same in all of our vaults, and the rates depend on the quantity of metals you wish to store: the larger the amount of metals, the lower the fees. Regardless, at any level, our rates are very competitive, ranging from 0.5% to 0.7% per year for gold and 0.6% to 0.8% for silver.
Fees are billed quarterly and automatically withdrawn from your cash account. If no cash is present, you will be notified. If you subsequently fail to respond to requests to pay your storage fees in a timely matter (and don't worry, there's a 30-day grace period), then, as you would expect, the Hard Assets Alliance retains the right to redeem the amount of your holdings required to pay for storage.
Accounts not enrolled in Metal Stream will be subject to a $15 minimum, quarterly storage fee. Metal Stream is available for non-retirement accounts. To enroll please login to your account and make the changes under the 'Settings' section.