Comparisons of:

  • Complaints
  • Independent Ratings
  • Fees
  • Strategic Partners
  • Special Promotions

Complaints About Leading Gold IRA Companies Compared

The number of complaints about leading Gold IRA Companies Compared at Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Business Consumer Alliance (BCA).

 

Gold IRA Company

 

BBB

 

BCA

Advantage Gold1 complaint closed in last 3 years

1 complaint closed in last 12 months

0 in last 3 years
Augusta Precious MetalsZERO (All Time)ZERO (All Time)
BGASC0Not Listed
Birch Gold Group9 complaints closed in last 3 years

2 complaints closed in last 12 months

2 in last 3 years
Blanchard & Company1 complaint closed in last 3 years

0 complaints closed in last 12 months

0 in last 3 years
Gainesville Coins13 complaints closed in last 3 years

6 complaints closed in last 12 months

Not Listed
Goldco12 complaints closed in last 3 years

9 complaints closed in last 12 months

0 in last 3 years
Goldline15 complaints closed in last 3 years

7 complaints closed in last 12 months

0 in last 3 years
Lear Capital39 complaints closed in last 3 years

15 complaints closed in last 12 months

6 in last 3 years
Regal AssetsNot Accredited1 in last 3 years
Rosland Capital21 complaints closed in last 3 years

2 complaints closed in last 12 months

9 in last 3 years

Independent Ratings of Leading Gold IRA Companies Compared

Ratings of Leading Gold IRA Companies Compared at Better Business Bureau (BBB), Business Consumer Alliance (BCA), Trustlink and Consumer Affairs.

 

Gold IRA Company

 

BBB

 

BCA

 

Trustlink

 

Consumer Affairs

Advantage GoldA+AA5 out of 5 Stars5 out of 5 Stars
Augusta Precious MetalsA+AAA5 out of 5 Stars4.9 out of 5 Stars
BGASCA+Not ListedNot ListedNot Listed
Birch Gold GroupA+AAA5 out of 5 Stars4.8 out of 5 Stars
Blanchard & CompanyA+BBB1 out of 5 StarsNot Listed
Gainesville CoinsA+Not ListedNot ListedNot Listed
GoldcoA+AAA5 out of 5 Stars4.8 out of 5 Stars
GoldlineA+A2.5 out of 5 StarsNot Listed
Lear CapitalA+AAA4.5 out of 5 Stars4.7 out of 5 Stars
Regal AssetsNot AccreditedAAA4.5 out of 5 StarsNot Listed
Rosland CapitalA+AAA3.5 out of 5 StarsNot Listed

Fees of Leading Gold IRA Companies Compared

Gold IRA CompanySet Up Fees 

Admin Fees (annually)

 

*Storage Fees (annually)

 

**Fee Type

Advantage Gold$295$175$100Flat
Augusta Precious Metals$50 + $30 wire fee$80$150 for segregated
$100 for non-segregated
Flat
BGASCNot divulgedNot divulgedNot divulgedNot divulged
Birch Gold Group$90Not divulged$160Flat
Blanchard & Company$25$60-$250 (scaled)$100 (scaled)Scaled
Gainesville Coins$25+ (scaled)$60+ (scaled)$100+ (scaled)Scaled
Goldco$50 + $30 wire fee$80$150 for segregated
$100 for non-segregated
Flat
Goldline$125$60-$250 (scaled)$100 (scaled)Scaled
Lear Capital$275$100$150Flat
Regal Assets$0$80$110Flat
Rosland Capital$50£225Not divulgedFlat

Notes:

  • ** Some Gold IRA Companies charge flat fees and some charge scaled fees. The latter are a % of the fund value. It is very important to understand the implications of these two types of fees because doing so can save you thousands of dollars over time.

Strategic Partners of Leading Gold IRA Companies Compared

Gold IRA CompanyPreferred Custodian
Preferred Depository
Advantage GoldSelf Directed IRA Services (SDIRA)DDSC and Brinks Global
Augusta Precious MetalsEquity Trust CompanyDelaware Depository Services (DDSC)
BGASCGoldStar Trust CompanyBrinks Global
Birch Gold GroupSelf-Directed IRA ServicesDelaware Depository Services (DDSC)
Blanchard & CompanyGoldStar Trust CompanyHSBC Bank NYC
Gainesville CoinsNew Direction IRAGainesville Storage
GoldcoEquity Trust CompanyDelaware Depository Services (DDSC)
GoldlineGoldStar Trust CompanyDelaware Depository Services (DDSC)
Lear CapitalSelf-Directed IRA ServicesBrinks Los Angeles
Regal AssetsNew Direction IRABrinks, Salt Lake City
Rosland CapitalEquity InstitutionalDelaware Depository Services (DDSC)

Special Promotions of Leading Gold IRA Companies Compared

 

Gold IRA Company

 

Promotion #1

 

Promotion #2

 

Promotion #3

Advantage GoldYear 1 Set Up and Storage Fees waived
Augusta Precious MetalsUp to 10 years of custodian and storage fees covered by AugustaFree one-on-one educational web conference
BGASCRare coins available
Birch Gold GroupNone advertised
Blanchard & CompanyNone advertised
Gainesville CoinsNone advertised
Goldco5% back in FREE silver when you invest $50,000-$100,00010% back in FREE silver when you invest $100,000+ (no maximum)First year fees waived for IRAs above $50,000
GoldlineFree bullion coin on $10,000+ investmentsFree shipping to the depository of your choice
Lear Capital$500 Bonus on account opening30 Day Price Guarantee
Regal AssetsFirst Year Fees WaivedSeven Days Delivery Guarantee
Rosland CapitalNone advertised

Further Research and Comparisons

There are many Gold IRA Companies to choose from. So many in fact that it would be impossible to speak to all of them.

Above we have compared what we consider to be some of the leading companies in some important and relevant aspects. But there is much more information that you should check out with any companies that you are considering doing business with.

When you do speak to some Gold IRA Companies or do more research on them it’s important to know what to be on the lookout for and the best questions to ask them.

To help you with your due diligence on comparing Gold IRA Companies we have created the following information:

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Author: Doug Young