Articles tagged "bonds"

  • Financial markets graph
    Last updated: 24/05/2017 - 10:04
    Article by James Henderson

    Choosing which investments will create the best return has always been a challenge. The last ten years have made it more difficult as record low interest rates have rendered some options, particularly those in cash, effectively pointless.

  • Last updated: 11/04/2017 - 15:24
    Article by Rob Griffin

    Global bonds might not seem terribly exciting but they can play an important role for the average investor – especially those with larger portfolios that are seeking balance and diversification.

  • Last updated: 01/02/2017 - 17:16
  • Stacks of money
    Last updated: 23/11/2016 - 17:08
    News by Kyle Caldwell

    One of the rabbits pulled out of chancellor Philip Hammond’s hat is the announcement of a new market-leading three-year savings bond.

  • Bond close up
    Last updated: 03/06/2016 - 14:51
    News by Kyle Caldwell

    London Property Bonds has launched a mini-bond promising to pay 8% for five years.

  • Celebrating pensioners
    Last updated: 29/01/2016 - 13:36
    News by Tom Wilson

    It’s a case of the second mouse getting the cheese, rather than the early bird catching the worm, for 105,000 people with pensioner bonds who’ll see their savings interest boosted by the incoming savings allowance.

  • pensioner bonds smashed piggy bank
    Last updated: 16/12/2015 - 15:22
    News by Tom Wilson

    Savers who purchased one-year ‘Pensioner Bonds’ from National Savings & Investments (NS&I) will see interest rates plummet when the products start maturing in January.

  • question piggy bank
    Last updated: 08/12/2015 - 13:17
    News by Michael Trudeau

    Savers who purchased generous government bonds exclusively available to those aged 65-plus at the start of the year will face a difficult decision in January as the one-year 'pensioner bonds' mature.

  • savings bonds
    Last updated: 09/11/2015 - 15:51
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Metro Bank has launched a one-year fixed-rate bond paying a top 2.1 per cent before tax (1.68 per cent after tax), available online or through its branches. Its new 18-month bond pays 2.4 per cent (1.92 per cent) and the three-year version 2.7 per cent (2.16 per cent).

  • finance cogs
    Last updated: 23/09/2015 - 11:25
    Article by Rob Griffin

    It's fair to say there hasn't been much enthusiasm for fixed income over the past few months. In fact, money has poured out of the sector at a rapid rate with investors deciding that assets such as equities were considerably more attractive.