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25th Sep

Saving or Investing: Can you beat inflation?

Saving or Investing: Can you beat inflation?

As of August 2012, instant access accounts offered just 0.22% interest and deposit accounts 1.51%. Meanwhile cash ISAs offered an average of just 0.66% while fixed-term savings bonds paid more, but only 2.49% a year.

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6th Aug

Going up. Or Down. The Paradox of the ‘Bond Bubble’.

Going up. Or Down. The Paradox of the ‘Bond Bubble’.

Mr Bond considers the recent exodus from bond funds

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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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4th Dec

More Rounded Proposition from ORB

More Rounded Proposition from ORB

LSE plans to introduce a broader fixed-income trading service

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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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20th Feb

The deadline is looming, but which platform for the DIY ISA Investor?

The deadline is looming, but which platform for the DIY ISA Investor?

Retail Bond Expert takes a look at the considerations

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29th May

10th Apr

Trade Finance

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

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28th Apr

In Conversation – Mr Bond and Wasps Chief Executive David Armstrong

In Conversation – Mr Bond and Wasps Chief Executive David Armstrong

In this exclusive interview Mr Bond tries Wasps’ Chief Exec David Armstrong with some searching questions – and appears to have been converted.

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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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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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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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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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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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13th May

It’s a Retail Bond M’lud: Burford Capital offers 5% p.a. until December 2026

It’s a Retail Bond M’lud: Burford Capital offers 5% p.a. until December 2026

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 5% over nine and a half years

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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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20th Jul

Specialist lender LendInvest issues 5.25% retail bond due 2022

Specialist lender LendInvest issues 5.25% retail bond due 2022

Mortgage lender LendInvest is looking to raise £50 million by issuing a five-year retail bond offering 5.25%

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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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22nd Sep

Building a better future -Select Property Group announces 6% retail bond due 2023

Building a better future -Select Property Group announces 6% retail bond due 2023

Select Property Group has today announced the offer of sterling-denominated retail bonds offering 6% p.a. due 2023

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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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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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