Government bonds in the UK (gilts)
Government bonds or gilts are an investment product in the UK that are positioned somewhere between shares and cash in terms of risk. Known to be less risky than the often-volatile share market, treasury bonds can be an attractive investment or trading opportunity for customers who are less risk-tolerant.
If you are looking for a fixed-income product within the treasuries market, which can yield higher returns than a bank account, then government bonds may be the product for you. However, if you are looking for returns beyond cash or saving accounts, you must be willing to take on the associated risks, such as those associated with high-yield or "junk" bonds.