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27th Aug

The Only Way is Ethics – Co-op Bank Bond Holders Fight ‘Bail-In’

The Only Way is Ethics – Co-op Bank Bond Holders Fight ‘Bail-In’

With Thursday’s half-yearly figures expected to show the full extent of the problems at the troubled Co-operative Bank, bond holders have united in their opposition to proposed plans to exchange their debt for equity, and have taken their case to the Bank of England – and beyond!

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21st Sep

Bond Holder Fury as Co-op’s Sutherland Insists There is ‘No Plan B’

Bond Holder Fury as Co-op’s Sutherland Insists There is ‘No Plan B’

Enraged bond holders call for an alternative strategy to fill the hole in Co-op Bank balance sheet, but intransigent borrower insists there is no alternative.

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25th Sep

The Tortoise and the Hare – but not a SIPP of Wine

The Tortoise and the Hare – but not a SIPP of Wine

Retail Bond Expert confirms the need for caution as borrowers tempt investors with a whole range of both listed and unlisted bonds, and asks if it is time for industry standard product definitions.

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10th Apr

Trade Finance

"World can run without money and currencies but not without business and trade.” Amit Kalantri

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30th Mar

5% Retail Charity Bond Closes a Week Early

5% Retail Charity Bond Closes a Week Early

Retail Charity Bonds PLC announces the early closure of the Charities Aid Foundation Retail Charity Bond offering 5% due 2026

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6th Apr

No Further Questions – Burford Launches Eight Year Bond Offering 6.125%

No Further Questions – Burford Launches Eight Year Bond Offering 6.125%

Burford Capital, a company that provides litigation finance and in which rock star fund manager Neil Woodford holds a 10% stake has launched a retail bond offering investors a coupon of 6.125% over eight years

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19th Apr

Worth a Try? Quins issues 5.5%-Mini Bond

Worth a Try? Quins issues 5.5%-Mini Bond

Harlequins seeks to raise £7.5 million to fund future development with 5 year mini-bond

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1st Jun

A Gusher for the DIY Investor as EnQuest Hikes Retail Bond Coupon to 7%?

A Gusher for the DIY Investor as EnQuest Hikes Retail Bond Coupon to 7%?

The North Sea oil operator has breached a covenant of its retail bond and raised the coupon on its 2022 bond from 5.5% to 7.0%

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16th Jun

Supreme Court Blow to Investors Banking on Lloyds’ Bonds

Supreme Court Blow to Investors Banking on Lloyds’ Bonds

£3.3bn bond buyback declared legal depriving retail investors of up to 16% interest

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22nd Jul

All Bonds are not Born Equal…….Mr Bond Explains

All Bonds are not Born Equal…….Mr Bond Explains

As a champion of the market RBE has become increasingly concerned by a number of recent issues and the risks they present to investors.

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25th Aug

Shhocking: 'Are Some Bond Issues Equities Masquerading as Debt?' asks Mr Bond

Shhocking: 'Are Some Bond Issues Equities Masquerading as Debt?' asks Mr Bond

As part of its ongoing campaign to see investors better educated, RBE’s Mr Bond lifts the lid on some of the markets worst excesses - 'don’t take shareholder risks for bondholder rewards'

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9th Sep

Investors Sweat as Mini-bond Issuer Goes Bust

Investors Sweat as Mini-bond Issuer Goes Bust

‘Too good to be true’ Providence Financial bonds prove to be just that

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22nd Sep

‘Buy British and List on the LSE’ - It’s all About the Listing says Mr Bond

‘Buy British and List on the LSE’ - It’s all About the Listing says Mr Bond

As mini-bonds issuer Providence Financial goes bust taking £10m of income seekers hard-earned with it, Retail Bond Expert’s Mr Bond explains the importance of its listing venue when considering a bond as an investment.

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23rd Nov

Good News for Bondholders as Premier Oil Closes in on Refinancing Deal

Good News for Bondholders as Premier Oil Closes in on Refinancing Deal

Premier Oil seems set to secure the biggest debt refinancing deal in the North Sea

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29th Nov

Places for People Returns to ORB with a 2023 Bond Paying 4.25%

Places for People Returns to ORB with a 2023 Bond Paying 4.25%

Pre-Christmas cheer for income seekers with only the fourth issue on ORB in 2016

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4th Feb

Premier Oil Retail Bond Trades up 4.27% as Debt Refinancing Deal is Agreed

Premier Oil Retail Bond Trades up 4.27% as Debt Refinancing Deal is Agreed

Following nine months of negotiation, North Sea oil explorer, Premier Oil, has agreed the terms of its long-awaited debt refinancing

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15th Mar

Demand for Retail Bonds remains high as Greensleeves Care calls time

Demand for Retail Bonds remains high as Greensleeves Care calls time

Retail Charity Bonds plc has announced that award winning care home provider Greensleeves Care has closed the books on its retail bond fully ten days before its planned deadline of 12 noon on 24th March.

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3rd Apr

……the Bond that came in from the cold

……the Bond that came in from the cold

Retail Bond Expert’s Mr Bond considers whether there’s a ‘third way’ in the ongoing quest for income

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13th Sep

……the Bond that came in from the cold

……the Bond that came in from the cold

Retail Bond Expert’s Mr Bond considers whether there’s a ‘third way’ in the ongoing quest for income

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21st Sep

Vanguard launches active bond fund targeting UK income investors

Vanguard launches active bond fund targeting UK income investors

Vanguard, the world’s second-largest asset manager, has continued to target the UK market by announcing the launch of an actively managed bond fund

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10th Oct

Wise Alpha looks to tempt retail bond investors with Smart Interest

Wise Alpha looks to tempt retail bond investors with Smart Interest

New platform allows retail investors to invest in corporate bonds and choose their return and duration

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2nd Nov

BlueZest announces plans for a ‘programme’ of secured retail bonds

BlueZest announces plans for a ‘programme’ of secured retail bonds

Specialist mortgage lender launches roadshow to gauge appetite from fixed income investors ahead of potential launch

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7th Apr

Retail Bonds, Remember Them?

Retail Bonds, Remember Them?

….And you thought that we were faking, that we were all just money making…..’

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11th Jul

Victory for investors in failed ‘secured’ bond; the need for caution when investing in retail bonds or mini-bonds

Victory for investors in failed ‘secured’ bond; the need for caution when investing in retail bonds or mini-bonds

Investors that had been staring down the barrel of a £7.5m loss look set to be compensated after the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) upheld two complaints against Independent Portfolio Managers (IPM)

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