Focus on Savings & Investments: Savings Index increases during 2013 as sentiment improves towards saving

Survey shows: Almost 50 per cent of savers plan to increase what they put away this year

19th January, 2014

While the latest Nationwide UK (Ireland) / ESRI Savings index, announced earlier this week, remained unchanged in December versus the previous month, an increase in regular saving contributed to a promising seven-point increase in the overall index versus December 2012.

Saving sentiment is positive at present, as borne out by the findings of the Savings Attitudes sub-index, which asks people about their saving behaviour and how they feel about the amount they save. This index increased by...

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