How to buy bonds
First, you’ll need an online investment account. Once set-up, you can buy bonds when they are first issued, aka released, or buy them after issue from another investor. To buy at issue, you’ll have to sign-up to buy the bonds. You can set yourself up for email notifications when new bonds are due to be released to market or look out for alerts from your broker. If you buy bonds that are already issued you'll need to decide if the price and interest received, aka coupon, over the term left is a good investment. Here’s a guide to buying bonds.