Gilts and Bonds at a glance
- Gilts and bonds pay you a regular income, at a set (although not necessarily fixed) rate and for a set period of time
- Gilts are issued by the government and bonds by companies
- They are traded on the stock market so their price can go down and up
- You can buy and sell Gilts and Bonds through your Investment Dealing Account, Stocks & Shares ISA, SIPP and Child Savings Accounts
Please remember the value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount you originally invested.
All investments carry an element of risk which may differ significantly. If you are unsure as to the suitability of any particular investment or product, you should seek professional financial advice