ID Requirements for Buying Gold

We are required to keep identification to comply with HM Revenue and Customs regulations.

When do J Blundell & Sons Require ID?

We will require ID for all orders no matter the value. However, if you have supplied ID within the last 12 months you do not need to resend it.

What identification is acceptable?

You must provide one item as Proof of Name and one item as Proof of Address. Please refer to the lists below for acceptable items.

We accept the following forms for Proof of Name:

  • Passport
  • Full Driving Licence
  • National Identity Card
  • National Insurance card
  • Birth certificate

We accept the following forms of ID as a Proof of Address:

  • Phone bill
  • Other utility bill
  • Deeds
  • Tenancy lease
  • Council tax bill
  • Hotel key card (for non-UK residents only)

Please be aware: We don’t accept credit card statements, mobile phone bills or provisional driving licence.

What happens to the ID I supply?

Identification we have requested from you is taken to verify your identity, in line with anti-money laundering guidelines. This information is not sold or used for remarketing. Information you provide is recorded by one our trained bullion dealers, in the performance of their duties only. For more information on how we keep and use your data, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Below are some links with helpful information regarding Money Laundering Regulations:

How our customers view our service

  • Pleasant staff, efficient and easy to deal with. Hope to visit again soon

    Shane Holden Avatar Shane Holden
    1 December 2022

    Top service ,delivered the next day ,coin was as described,,great to deal with ,wish every firm was as efficient.

    Steven Clinton Avatar Steven Clinton
    1 March 2023

    1st time hooked, I'll be back

    Michael Laing Avatar Michael Laing
    18 March 2023
  • Good value, reliable and prompt.

    Tali Bradley Avatar Tali Bradley
    1 March 2023

    Slight hiccup with speed of payment going through meant gift purchase didn't arrive on time. Admittedly I left it late and tight for service but was told it would arrive... read more

    Tim Lamb Avatar Tim Lamb
    1 March 2023

    Very good service and cheaper than elsewhere. What else could you need. Thanks a lot

    Saif Bora Avatar Saif Bora
    1 March 2023
  • What a lovely company to deal with, totally professional but with the warmth of a good old fashioned family company. My issues with ordering online were dealt with immediately by... read more

    Melissa Biehl Avatar Melissa Biehl
    1 March 2023

    The team was incredibly friendly and helpful. Came out super satisfied. Got a great rate too

    Hammad Hussain Avatar Hammad Hussain
    1 April 2020

    Always had efficient service and excellent communication from the team at Blundell & Sons

    Patrick Welsh Avatar Patrick Welsh
    4 June 2023
  • 90 mile journey to get there and what a surprise, polite,sympathetic and very friendly we would highly recommend.

    Peter Davey Avatar Peter Davey
    10 May 2023

    Little hiccup at first, a misunderstanding on my part. This was immediately attended to byJ Blundell & Sons. Excellent service, goods dispatched and arrived in good time.

    Philip Bant Avatar Philip Bant
    1 March 2023

    Thank you, the item arrived quickly, Highly recommended.

    Paul Bolton Avatar Paul Bolton
    20 May 2023
  • Really pleased with the service. Very patiently explained over the phone about how the postal delivery would work. Excellent 😊

    gopali chakravorti-ghosh Avatar gopali chakravorti-ghosh
    1 January 2023

    Dealt with J.Blundell recently. Not only did I get the highest price of all the shops I visited in Hatton Garden, but they were also straight talking and very knowledgeable.... read more

    Can Atik Avatar Can Atik
    1 April 2022

    Very friendly people and the best gold price too. Just go and visit, no need to call!!

    Simon Cruden Avatar Simon Cruden
    1 April 2020