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Lending Your Money To Others (Bonds)

1st September 2013

This article was originally published on Quadrant Group’s website. Quadrant Group was acquired by Progeny in March 2017.

When you place a deposit with a bank, buy a gilt or a corporate bond, you are in effect lending your money to those with a need to borrow from you. In return you expect to be paid interest on your loan and get your money back. This note is a primer on understanding how bonds work and why who you lend to, and for how long, matters.

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