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To find today’s bond prices …

Click on the menu item indicative pricing which takes you to tables listing around 150 bonds, giving basic details of the bonds, along with indicative pricing. We source these prices from most of the major broking houses. These prices are a composite of the reports from those brokers and may not necessarily represent an actual trade price. This pricing is updated each day around 11 am.

NZ Government bonds and interest rate swaps are listed at the top of the page.

The listings on the page are in sections by what type of coupon they have.

-          fixed rate,
-          annual reset
-          floating rate

Within each of these, they are then listed by bond type.

-          senior bonds, or standard fixed rate senior ranking, (the main type and what most people think of when they refer to ‘corporate bonds’)
-          subordinated bonds issued by banks
-          subordinated convertible bonds (often  known as capital notes or bonds)
-          redeemable preference shares

In the tables, clicking on the maturity date of a particular bond will take you to a page giving more detail on the bond including, where available, a link to the investment statement. Clicking on the issuer’s name will take you to a page detailing all that issuer’s bonds as well as news stories and a link through to the investor section of their website.

To find information about bond issuers

Using this page is a fast way to find all bonds issued by any entity, plus finding important background detail on who issued them.

To find all about new and upcoming issues

The new issues page gives details of any bonds currently being offered to the public or ones that we have heard are coming.

To find all about bond types

The bond types page gives a description of the types of bonds that are currently in the New Zealand market.

Our glossary page is important …

This is where you will find detailed explanations of all the terms used in these pages. Most terms have specific meanings, and they can be subtly different from common-usage meanings. If you come across a term which doesn’t appear, let us know.