What is the Difference Between Loans and Bonds?

What is the Difference Between Loans and Bonds?

Farouk Ramzan

25 years: Senior executive in banking

Loans and bonds have a number of key differences which lead them to be used by different issuers and investors - Farouk analyses a handful of these.

Loans and bonds have a number of key differences which lead them to be used by different issuers and investors - Farouk analyses a handful of these.

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What is the Difference Between Loans and Bonds?

26 mins 6 secs

Overview

Loans and bonds are both used by companies to borrow money. There are many similarities between the two instruments but some very fundamental differences.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain the relationship angle

  • Describe pricing differences

  • Define four more key aspects

  • Identify the biggest real-world difference between loans and bonds

  • Recognise the parties to loan and bond transactions

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Farouk Ramzan

Farouk Ramzan

A thirty year career in Investment and Commercial Banking in London and New York focused on Debt Capital Markets. More latterly Farouk was Head of European Commercial Banking for the Lloyds Group. Farouk now focuses on diverse projects where he can demystify complex financing structures with a much more interesting social impact crowd.

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