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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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21st Nov

UNITE Retail Bond Confirmed

As predicted by Retail Bond Expert on 17th November Unite Group has become the latest property company to seek to diversify its funding structure by launching a retail bond on ORB.

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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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2nd Dec

Goldfinder – Mr Bond Considers the Latest Issues

This has been the most prolific year to date for the retail bond market since the launch of ORB in 2010.

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31st Jan

Retail Bonds - A New Market for Investors Event 20th Feb 2013

Since the Summer of 2012, the London Stock Exchange’s platform for retail bond issuance has witnessed rapid growth

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17th Feb

Savers Turn to Bonds For Inflation Beating ISA Returns

Savers Turn to Bonds For Inflation Beating ISA Returns

With only six weeks left to make use of the 2012-2013 ISA allowance, savers and investors are increasingly considering retail bonds as a way to achieve above-inflation returns.

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13th Mar

City Profile appointed by new retail bond association

City Profile appointed by new retail bond association

City Profile has been appointed as the corporate communications adviser to ORBIG, (Order Book for Retail Bond Issuer Group

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26th Mar

Inflation: the biggest threat to your bond portfolio?

Inflation: the biggest threat to your bond portfolio?

Phillip Gilbert of Linear Investments poses the question

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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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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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20th Nov

EnQuest Returns to the Well with ‘Tap’ Retail Bond Offer

EnQuest Returns to the Well with ‘Tap’ Retail Bond Offer

Oil company issues ‘top up’ on the retail bond launched earlier in the year.

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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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6th Dec

Osborne Autumn Statement Leaves Hope for Retail Bonds

Osborne Autumn Statement Leaves Hope for Retail Bonds

Consultation could lead to relaxing of rules around time to maturity as Treasury plots ISA rule change

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28th Dec

That Was the Year That Was – RBE Round  up 2013

That Was the Year That Was – RBE Round up 2013

A look at the past 12 months in the AIM and Bond markets

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23rd Jan

Para gone! Buy-to-Let Lender Impresses as Retail Bond Closes Early

Para gone! Buy-to-Let Lender Impresses as Retail Bond Closes Early

Positive response from investors prompts early closure

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