Energy Retail Bonds: Should You Invest?

Tempted by the promise of 7% income? We take a look at the latest way to access the renewable energy sector: mini bonds

Emma Wall 16 October, 2013 | 4:44PM
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An inflation busting income and a chance to support clean green energy sounds too good to be true, but that is exactly what three renewable energy companies - Good Energy, Ecotricity and Secured Energy Bond - are offering. 

Retail bonds are a relatively new way for companies to raise cash. The London Stock Exchange only established a market for them in 2010 called the Order Book of Retail Bonds (ORB). This means retail bonds can be traded like shares. 

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar