In the United Kingdom one can buy gold bullion through the country's many bullion dealers. A number of online companies sell gold, as do brick-and-mortar outlets that facilitate the exchange of gold for cash. Gold ingots are even available through vending machines in shopping centres.
Because gold dealers rely on selling gold at prices that are higher than the actual market price, investors ought to be wary of purchasing gold from vending machines or from cash-for-gold outlets, which generally seek the highest profit possible. Well-established European or British gold dealers offer a safer and more sensible investment. Hong Kong is considered the cheapest place to buy gold coins, according to Moneyweek, since gold is available through legitimate banks for only a small amount above the current premium.