The UK is set to lose its prized triple-A credit rating following the outcome of EU referendum vote, ratings agency S&P has confirmed.
Axa, the fund manager and one of the largest insurance companies in the world, has announced it will stop investing in the tobacco industry.
Harlequins has become the latest sports club hoping to tempt income-hungry savers, with a new mini-bond paying 5.5 per cent.
Alpha Plus Holdings offers an eight-year retail bond yielding 5 per cent.
Corporate bond markets might be a better signal than traditional lead indicators as to where we sit in the business cycle, says Henderson's Jenna Barnard.
Savers will never match the rates on offer from NS&I's pensioner bonds, but you can get close with these banks.
Metro Bank's one-year fixed-rate bond pays 2.1 per cent, its 18-month bond pays 2.4 per cent and the three-year version 2.7 per cent.
With the limit under the FSCS falling at the start of next year, the BoE is allowing savers to move up to £10,000 without charge from October.
The secondary bond market is now a fraction of its pre-financial crisis size, increasing the risk of capital losses for investors within large bond funds.
Fixed income was the bestselling asset class in April, the first time since August 2012; equities shed almost £100m as investors flee to safety.