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Joint Call to Industry - Engage with ASM

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

In line with our Responsible Sourcing Strategy encouraging responsible engagement with Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), LBMA has joined a call to action urging the gold and jewellery industry to include ASM in their sourcing policies and practices.   Read More

Increased Transparency of London Gold Holdings

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

LBMA, the Bank of England and the commercial Vaults (Brink’s, HSBC, ICBC Standard Bank, JP Morgan, Loomis and Malca Amit) announced today that they will publish the gold and silver holdings of the vaults in London with a one-month lag. These figures provide an important insight into London’s durability and reinforce the underlying strength of the physical OTC Market.  Read More

Perth Mint - Incident Review Process Update

Friday, August 07, 2020

As the Global Authority for Precious Metals, LBMA maintains the highest standards for responsible sourcing. It, therefore, takes very seriously the recent allegations relating to The Perth Mint which have resulted in the LBMA invoking its Incident Review Process (IRP). As an iterative process, the IRP has involved extensive discussions with the refiner, auditor, and market participants, including the LBMA Physical Committee.  Read More

Responsible Sourcing Update

Friday, July 17, 2020

As the Global Authority for Precious Metals, LBMA is committed to maintaining the highest due diligence standards for sourcing material. A fundamental aspect of the Good Delivery List is that gold (and silver) processed through accredited refiners can be trusted to be responsibly sourced. This chain of integrity is vital to maintaining confidence in the global market and has been the foundation for the continuous development of our Responsible Sourcing Programme (RSP).  Read More

Good Delivery Update: Silver Bars and Weight Stamps

Thursday, June 11, 2020

LBMA has received a number of queries regarding Silver London Good Delivery Bars (LGDB) and COMEX silver bars, particularly with regards to the marking of weight on the bars. As per existing protocols, 1,000oz Comex Silver bars from LBMA Good Delivery refiners are acceptable in London, even if the weight is stamped on the bar.   Read More