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    Welcome to Retail Bond Expert

    Throughout the site you can find information about what retail bonds are, how they work, how to invest, and what the benefits along with potential risks are with this particular type of investment.....

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    Market Commentary

    Retail Bonds: Allowing Retail Investors to Build and Manage Their own Portfolios

    In February 2010, the London Stock Exchange launched its new electronic bond market for retail investors, the Order Book for Retail Bonds (“ORB”)

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    About Retail Bonds

    What is a Retail Bond?

    A Bond is simply an 'IOU' in which an investor agrees to loan money to an individual, company or government in exchange for a predetermined interest rate. If a business wants to expand...

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    Investing in Retail Bonds

    Most people know that in the long-run, nothing beats the stock market. This being the case, why would anyone invest in bonds? Although they pale in comparison to equities in the long run...

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    Overview

    Predictability – A bond, because it is a loan, carries an interest rate and as a contract to the borrower the interest is paid in a fixed sum or index linked sum on specific dates each year...

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    Retail Bonds in a Balanced Portfolio

    Retail Bonds in a Balanced Portfolio

    Those wishing to achieve a better rate of return from their money than they could get from a bank account and seeking to take more control of their financial future...

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    Building a Balanced Portfolio

    Individual savings accounts (ISAs) and self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) are both tax-efficient wrappers that can be used to save money for retirement...

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    Case Studies

    In my 20’s I purchased my first property, a 2 bedroom flat. Although the mortgage was only £65k it was 100% to value (easily obtained back then), This was the...

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    4th Apr

    Mini-bond Investors Face Another Hammering as Basset & Gold Goes Bust

    Mini-bond Investors Face Another Hammering as Basset & Gold Goes Bust

    £36m at risk as mini-bond issuer follows payday lender into administration

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    15th Mar

    5% Retail Charity Bond Could be Magic for Those Seeking Income

    5% Retail Charity Bond Could be Magic for Those Seeking Income

    Harry Potter Castle Garden Seeks to Raise Funds for Future Expansion with ORB Listed Bond

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    2nd Mar

    Remember Retail Bonds and ORB? You’re no Mr Bond Chancellor

    Remember Retail Bonds and ORB? You’re no Mr Bond Chancellor

    There are rumours that the budget will announce a new exchange for retail bonds; Mr Bond is sceptical

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