Brexit Fears Prompting Savers to Stuff Gold Bars in Safes at Home

Google searches for “home safes” are at their highest point since the financial crash

by Katie Morley and Richard Dyson

Worried savers are buying gold bars and stuffing them in safes at home, data suggests, as fears mount that a Brexit-induced financial meltdown could be just around the corner.

Google searches for the term “home safe” are running at 61pc of the level at which they peaked in November 2008, the point of the financial crisis, and are now higher than at any point since.

Royal Mint, Britain’s official producer of gold and silver coins and bars, said sales have soared by 32pc over the past month, with customers rushing to buy sovereign and Britannia bullion coins and signature gold bars in particular.

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