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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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    1st Sep

    Grand Designs – on Mini-bond Investors’ Money

    Grand Designs – on Mini-bond Investors’ Money

    Property guru and long-time presenter of Channel 4’s Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud issued bonds between 2013 and 2017 to fund his company, HAB, but now looks set to hand investors huge losses.

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    5th Aug

    LCF: The Bonds that still have not come in from the cold; why investors keep getting the flu

    LCF: The Bonds that still have not come in from the cold; why investors keep getting the flu

    Just over two-years ago Mr Bond wrote the article ‘The Bond That Came in From the Cold’, in it Mr Bond asked, ‘is there a third-way’?

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    20th Jul

    Rare retail bond issue as Urban Exposure offers 6.5% p.a. due 2016

    Rare retail bond issue as Urban Exposure offers 6.5% p.a. due 2016

    Specialist real estate development finance provider Urban Exposure Plc has announced the launch of a 6.5% secured sterling retail bond, expiring in 2026.

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