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1st Nov

Retail Bond Market Tops £1bn in 2012

With bank lending remaining scarce, the recent trend towards companies raising finance from their customers by issuing retail bonds has continued apace such that total issuance is set to exceed £1bn 2012.

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13th Feb

Paragon Tempts the Market at 6%

Paragon Tempts the Market at 6%

Hot on the heels of the success of the £145m issue by North Sea oil company EnQuest, Paragon, Britain's largest specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender is the latest company to offer a bond directly to investors...

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19th Jun

Co-op Bank Bailout Confirms Need for Caution

Co-op Bank Bailout Confirms Need for Caution

Painfully low interest rates attract savers and investors to higher rates of return

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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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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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3rd Dec

Absolution or Hobson’s Choice? Bondholders Back Co-op Bank's Plans

Absolution or Hobson’s Choice? Bondholders Back Co-op Bank's Plans

Relief at Co-op Bank as 99.9% of bondholders vote to approve recapitalisation plan.

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29th Jan

ORB Set to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary as ‘Mini-Bond’ puts the Wind up Investors

ORB Set to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary as ‘Mini-Bond’ puts the Wind up Investors

Retail Bond Expert highlights the need for standardised definitions in the lead up to ORB celebrations

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23rd Jul

10th Apr

Trade Finance

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

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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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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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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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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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2nd May

You want it back when......? Wasps likely to refinance 6.5% bond due 2022

You want it back when......? Wasps likely to refinance 6.5% bond due 2022

Chief exec David Armstrong to step down as Wasps seem likely to refinance its retail bond

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20th May

Burford 5% retail bond closes early - £175 million raised in just one week

Burford 5% retail bond closes early - £175 million raised in just one week

Lead manager Peel Hunt pulled stumps early on its most recent retail bond issue as Burford Capital raced to £175 million in just one week.

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14th Oct

Charity Begins at Homes: Hightown Housing Association issues a Retail Charity Bond offering 4% p.a. due 2027

Charity Begins at Homes: Hightown Housing Association issues a Retail Charity Bond offering 4% p.a. due 2027

Hightown, the Hertfordshire-based landlord, which currently owns 5,300 properties, is offering a fixed term investment via the Retail Charity Bond platform

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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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