Bonds and gilts
Buy and sell hundreds of corporate bonds, gilts and PIBS
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When you buy a bond you are, in effect, lending a company or government money. In return you receive interest and the issuer promises to pay back the loan on a specified date.
Gilts are UK government bonds, which are issued to help finance public spending. PIBS (Permanent Interest Bearing Shares) are issued by UK building societies and work in a similar way to bonds.
Most bonds, gilts and PIBS can only be dealt over the phone. Our phone dealing charge is 1% (£20 minimum, £50 maximum). Some bonds can be dealt online, and will be charged at our normal share dealing rates. View all dealing chargesNew bond launches - register for free alerts
You can deal bonds and gilts in a choice of HL accounts. Once you have an account and are familiar with bonds and gilts, call us on 0117 980 9800 during market hours (Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm) to deal.
Bonds may not be suitable for all investors and neither income nor capital is guaranteed. If you are unsure of the suitability of an investment for your circumstances please seek personal advice.
You can also deal bonds & gilts within a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension)