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Fixed Income Forum  An open forum for the discussion of retail bonds in the UK.

Bank of England The central bank of the United Kindom. A great website for economic statistics.

Bond Vigilantes  An informative "blog" from the fixed income fund management team at M&G.  

Bloomberg.com Bloomberg’s 11 international web sites provide an up-to-the-minute mix of data, news and tools related to financial markets, economics, politics, personal finance and lifestyle. 

BAA The BBA is the leading association for the UK banking and financial services sector, speaking for 228 banking members from 60 countries on the full range of UK or international banking issues and engaging with 35 associated professional firms.

Bond Market Prices.com A very useful website offering private investors access to the TRAX database of bond prices and other information produced by international bond dealers. This website has a ata on both Sterling denominated and foreign currency bonds trading in the international capital markets.  

BSA The UK Building Societies' website. Useful info from the association of this group of organisations, which remain frequent issuers in the bond and PIBS market 

Boerse-Frankfurt.de  The Frankfurt exchange. A useful information source on Euro-denominated bonds. Surprisingly, some info on GBP bonds too.

CanaccordGenuity.com Market makers and institutional advisors in debt, proactively supporting the development of the UK retail bond market

Cascap   High yield fixed income advisory boutique offering bespoke proprietary research and advice 

Commanderbond.net  A Bond of a different type, James Bond to be precise. Absolutely nothing to do with fixed income, but a very good website for fans of all things 007.

Cmavision.com: A useful website showing the biggest movers in Credit Default Swaps (CDS). Useful to see what is on the move, up and down, both amongst sovereign credits and corporates.

DMO.gov.uk The UK Government Debt Mangement Office. A host of useful information on Gilts and Index Linked Gilts for the private investor. Full prospectuses of Gilt issues can be downloaded from here.

Europan Investment Bank  The European Investment Bank is one of the major issuers in the Sterling bond markets and encourages retail participation. Link goes straight to the Sterling bond page.  

Fixed Income Investments  A website run by an enthusiast of subordinated sterling debt 

FT Alphaville  The FT's user-generated content site. Many posts by experienced market practioners.

Hargreaves Lansdown  Hargreaves Lansdown low-cost corporate bond, PIB and Gilt dealing service. View prices, charts and yield figures today. Plus, free alerts and applications for new retail bond launches.

High Yield Bond  All about the European high-yield bond market.

Investors Chronicle      The UK's best selling weekly investment publication. Broad coverage of the UK market and fair bit of fixed income stuff.

Investing in bonds europe.org  A useful website with a focus on European bonds and Eurobonds. Includes price data and yield.

IFR.com  Website from the IFR, a trade journal for investment bankers. Some free-to-view content

Investorsintelligence.com Technical analysis of the international financial markets, including coverage of fixed income securities and uk retaill bond prices, read more about this service here.

Lloyds Banking Group Useful IR section of Lloyds bank website with details of the various Lloyds bonds and preference shares

Lexicon FT  The FT's Lexicon of Finance - a useful dictionary of the language of Mamon.

London Stock Exchange  Link goes to the London Stock Exchange's Retail Bond platform, shows prices and trades in selected gilts and corporates. 

Marketprices.ft Link goes straight to the FT's international bond data page.

Moodys.com  Register to gain access to credit ratings on over 170,000 corporate, government, and structured finance securities. Free to private users.

ORBIG   The Order book for Retail Bond Issuers Group (ORBIG) mission is to promote the merits and understanding of retail bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Order book for Retail Bonds (ORB) trading platform. 

Motely Fool Bonds Board The Motley Fool's bulletin board for bonds and gilts.

Motley Fool Banking Board  The Motely Fool's bulletin board for "banking sector" - a useful place for news and views on prefs, PIBS etc

Office of National Statistics  Office for National Statistics - RPI, CPI, average earnings etc.

Reuters.com The leading international news agency. Coverage of international markets and related issues.

RPI Data Tables   - goes straight to the RPI data tables

S&P Provider of credit ratings assessing the risk of default associated with different bond issues. Standard & Poor's offers the public access to current ratings information. Viewers must register (free) to view data.

Seeking Alpha  US website with high-quality user generated content.  Plenty of interesting articles about macro, US Bonds, ETFs etc.

Swap Rates    A useful website with data on money market, swaps and other wholesale market rates.  

Yahoo Finance The Yahoo Finance UK bond page. Daily updates on market moves and macro-economic developments. Link goes straight to bond page.

Yield Model      The Yield Model...An alternative look at interest rates. Econometric forecast of yields for a variety of US fixed-income asset classes.

Zopa.com An interesting alternative to lending in the bond markets. Zopa matches private investors with private borrowers, effectively cutting out the middle man. Transactions are spread out over a pool of individual borrowers and lenders to minimise default risk.