Serial Bonds

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Definition: Serial Bonds

Quick Summary of Serial Bonds

Bonds that mature in instalments, rather than on one maturity date.

What is the dictionary definition of Serial Bonds?

Dictionary Definition

Serial Bonds are bonds that mature in instalments rather than on a single maturity date.

Full Definition of Serial Bonds

Serial bonds (also known as instalment bonds) refers to a type of bond that matures in portions over several different dates.  Instead of facing a large lump-sum principal re-payment at maturity, an issuer can opt to spread the principal repayment over several periods.

Examples of Serial Bonds in a sentence

The city issued 10-year, five percent serial bonds to this amount.

The yields from serial bonds ranged from 5.20 percent in 2000 to 6.20 percent in 2016.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Serial Bonds are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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