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FAQs


How do I invest in bonds on the Order book for Retail Bonds?
To invest in retail bonds, you would go through a retail broker who is a member of the Order book for Retail Bonds. The list of which can by clicking here.

What retail brokers are currently offering access to the Order book for Retail Bonds?
The list of retail brokers currently offering access to the Order book for Retail Bonds can be found by clicking here.

What bonds are currently being offered?
The bonds that are currently being offered on the Order book for Retail Bonds can be found by clicking here.

What are bonds?
Bonds are tradeable securities, issued by a borrower (the bond issuer) in order to raise capital. Bonds represent a formal agreement between the issuer and the lender (the bondholder) that the issuer will repay to the lender the full amount borrowed plus interest over the lifetime of the bond.

What is the nominal value?
This is the amount that the issuer will pay to the bondholder on maturity. The nominal value is also the amount on which the interest is paid to the bondholder.

What is the minimum size in which I can trade these bonds? 
The minimum size available to trade these bonds varies from bond to bond. Click here to search the list of bonds available. You can then click on the bond you are interested in where you will find the 'Minimum Denomination', this will tell you the minimum nominal amount in which you can trade the bond.

Are coupon payments paid net or gross of tax?
Coupon payments are paid to the private investor gross of tax.

Are trades subject to Stamp Duty Reserve Tax?

All bonds currently admitted to the Order book for Retail Bonds are flagged as exempt from SDRT within the CREST settlement system.

Transfers of gilts and bonds are generally exempt from SDRT, however further information on the recent guidance provided by Euroclear UK & Ireland is available on the Stamp Duty Reserve Tax factsheet.

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at bonds@lseg.com



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Order book for Retail Bonds
ORB offers retail investors the opportunity to trade a number of Gilts, Corporate Bonds and International Bonds. A full list of securities tradable on ORB may be found here.
 
What are bonds?
A guide to ORB and retail bonds may be found here. For more information, please refer to the Downloads section of our website.
 
Please click here to view Fourth ORB Anniversary video recordings
 

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