What are 'Retail Bonds'?
These bonds are specifically issued for retail investors. They are denominated in pounds sterling (GBP) and can usually be bought in relatively small increments (typically £1,000). Like conventional bonds, retail bonds may be issued by a variety of issuers.
Retail bonds will be listed on the London Stock Exchange's Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB) and can be bought and sold during normal London Stock Exchange opening hours. A retail bond's price will be affected by expected interest rate movements and also by the perceived credit quality of the issuer.