According to a written reply given by Brian Lenihan – the National Solidarity Bond – by Friday 11 June, had attracted investments of €47 million from 1,800 customers. That is an average of just over €26,000 per customer
The government launched the Solidarity Bond in May 2010 – and it provides a 50% gross return over 10 years – which is 4.14% AER . After DIRT this comes to 3.96% AER.
There is currently nationwide advertising for the bond on radio stations – trying to bring in more investment.