Saturday, Oct 21, 2006

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The Scotsman: Savings slump deepens, with few looking to retirement

... the proportion of people saving has fallen over the past three months, but confidence in property as an investment class continues to be high. ..... of those saving regularly, only 46 per cent are salting cash away for their retirement. The majority are still looking to fund the short-term gratification of holidays and home improvements.

But consumer confidence in property continues to grow. Buy-to-let property has jumped in popularity for investors, increasing by 23 per cent in the last three months. That makes it the second most popular savings class after consumers' own homes.

The popularity of equities continues to fall ..... This suggests that, while people are prepared to take more of a risk by investing in property, they are reticent about taking on a higher level of volatility.

Posted by sirgoogle @ 03:32 PM (491 views)
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