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What are XTBs?

The smart, affordable way to add the benefits of corporate bonds to your portfolio

Corporate bonds can provide diversification in a portfolio and offer regular and predictable cash flows. Bonds are a defensive asset class, particularly important in these times of greater market uncertainty.

Traditionally bonds have been limited to those with large sums to invest, or had to be accessed via pooled investments such as bond ETFs and managed funds which removes some of the predictability which fixed income should offer. But, with corporate bond XTBs on ASX that’s all changed.

Investments start from only a few hundred dollars and you can choose which companies to invest in and how much you want to invest. It’s now easier than ever before to incorporate the benefits of corporate bonds into your portfolio.

How XTBs work

Each XTB represents a fraction of a corporate bond, which is traded on ASX.

They have the same coupon rate and maturity date as their underlying bond. So, XTBs effectively mirror the cash flows of individual corporate bonds which are issued in the wholesale market.

They combine the predictable income and capital stability of corporate bonds, with the transparency and liquidity of the ASX market.

With XTBs you stay in control.

You choose:

  • Which underlying bonds to select
  • How much you want to invest in each XTB
  • Which broker to buy or sell with.

It’s just like you’ve always been able to do with shares.

XTBs bridge the gap between bond issuers and direct investors

What’s being said about XTBs

“XTBs offer a superior fixed interest return for the risk investors are exposed to”. Shaun Liddicoat, Financial Adviser

“It’s a much safer way to invest – I don’t have to worry about share price volatility anymore.” Frank Gardiner, retail investor

Read more about how investors and advisers are using XTBs.

Overview of XTBs

  • Trading on ASX since May 2015
  • 36 XTBs have matured
  • 505 coupon payments made
  • $49.9 million paid in coupon (income) payments to XTB investors
  • $152 million returned to XTB investors in face value payments at maturity
As at 30 June 2020

Want to know more?

XTBs are available across fixed and floating-rate bonds. They cover a wide range of ASX100 companies, keeping your investment with names you know and trust. Buy one, or pick a few and blend the attributes of specific individual bonds into your portfolio. View the range.

Range of XTBs

Check out all the fixed and floating XTBs to buy on ASX

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How XTBs compare

Look at corporate bond XTBs alongside other fixed income investments

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Guide to Corporate Bonds

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