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Does anybody know anything about buying treasury bonds as a fixed term investment instead of putting the money in a savings account?

(4 Posts)
zipzap Wed 08-Oct-08 23:23:41

In conjunction with my other thread on here regarding the ICICI bank, I suddenly have some money that I need to invest and am wondering where to put it.

One of the things that has been mentioned to me is getting a one year fixed treasury bond but, unlike all the savings accounts, I seem to be going around the houses trying to get information.

I have tried the dmo.gov.uk site but that doesn't seem to have the info I am looking for.

Where is a good place to go for this sort of info or is it a really specialist thing that I should be steering clear of...

Not knowing too much about them, not sure if there is anything else I should be asking - so, is there anything else that I should know about them?

Many thanks for your help - much appreciated!

MrVibrating Thu 09-Oct-08 00:32:15

here

zipzap Thu 09-Oct-08 23:38:05

Many thanks Mr V - I had forgotten about the Fool and doing the google etc searches kept bringing back all the more specialist or American or completely unrelated stuff.

Right, off MN now to finish some homework on the fool...

MrVibrating Thu 09-Oct-08 23:58:22

Yes, searching for 'treasury bonds' or even worse 'treasury bills' will always return US based info - in the UK they are always called 'gilts' (or 'gilt-edged securities').

The fool knows!

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