A pub has issued its own £500 bonds in an attempt to raise money.
The Brewery Tap in Ipswich will sell the bonds to customers who will get a 10% discount on food and drink in return, writes the BBC.
Mike Keen, landlord, said he had failed to secure lending from banks.
He hopes to raise £20,000 and claimed he would start repaying bond holders their £500 from June 2012.
The pub said the bonds were effectively loans made to them by customers, who would get a financial return in the form of the 10% discount rather than as interest.
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