Open An Account

Specialists in Secure Storage - Manchester & Leeds

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Key Deposit Manchester


A fully refundable key deposit of £80 is required on each contract.


Key Deposit Leeds


A fully refundable key deposit of £100 is required on each contract.

St James' Safe Deposit Opening An Account

How do I open an account in Manchester or Leeds?


We operate an appointment system for all new customers to ensure we minimise waiting times and to enable us to give each new customers our undivided attention during the account opening process.


New customers should be aware that when they visit our vaults to open a new account they should allow 40 minutes to complete the account registration process.


We would ask that new customers attend promptly for their appointment because we may need to offer the appointment to other prospective customers if they are more than 10 minutes late.

How Many Renters can I have on the Account?


We allow one additional renter at no extra charge and it is then possible to add two further renters for an additional administrative charge of £25 per renter.


Please note that, as the account holder, you will be the Primary Renter and we strongly urge you to appoint a Joint Primary Renter who will have identical rights over the box. In the event of your death, a Joint Primary Renter can take over the ownership of the box and thereby avoid administrative complications relating to Probate. It is also possible to appoint Secondary Renters who can visit the box unaccompanied but have restricted rights over the box.

Can I open an account without an Appointment?


Customers arriving to open an account without an appointment will still be dealt with where possible but if it is exceptionally busy we may not have time to complete the new account process. To avoid disappointment we would urge all prospective customers to book an appointment in advance by calling Manchester on 0161 236 4177 or Leeds on 0113 243 2129


What can I keep in my box?


Customers use their boxes for the storage of a variety of valuable items such as gold jewellery, cash, coin collections, stamps, passports, photographs, house deeds, last will and testament, letters.


You are NOT permitted to store illegal or dangerous items such as weapons and explosives. In addition to this, you are NOT permitted to store items which have been obtained through crime or are the proceeds of criminal activity or money laundering.

If you would like to book an appointment to open a new account please call the relevant branch.

Manchester Centre

+44 (0)161 236 4177

Leeds Centre

+44 (0)113 243 2129

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