How Consumers Save and Invest in the UK 2020 - Considers How Consumer Investment Behaviour Has Been Influenced by COVID-19 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
The "How Consumers Save and Invest 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The aim of this report is to study how UK consumers behave when they make financial investment and saving decisions.
The report considers what types of saving and investment products consumers hold, how they purchase and invest and what factors influence their purchases. It also considers how consumer investment behaviour has been influenced by developments like COVID-19 and potential investment frauds. For this report, the publisher commissioned Made in Surveys Group (MIS) to conduct a survey among its online panel, drawing on a nationally representative sample of 2,076 UK adults aged 18+.
45% of consumers who own savings and investment products have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the value of their money held in savings and investment products declining. Not surprisingly, given the impact of the crisis on stock market values worldwide, individuals who have money held in investment products like stocks and shares (labelled Investors) have felt its negative effects more than Savers (who tend to only own cash-based savings products), with 59% of Investors seeing a negative effect on their wealth.
For the same reasons, the negative impact of the virus tends to rise the greater the wealth of the saver and investor. While 31% of Savers and Investors with less than 1,000 in wealth were negatively impacted, this rises to 76% for those with 500,000 or more in wealth.
COVID-19 has led to a sharp downgrading in sentiment regarding the growth of wealth over the past year. Pre-crisis, around four-in-ten Savers and Investors were happy with the growth of their wealth, compared with less than one-third today. Despite this, two-thirds of Savers and Investors have decided to take no action because of COVID-19 and effectively ride out the storm rather than change how they Save and Invest.
Despite wealthier Savers and Investors being the most adversely impacted by COVID-19, they still enjoyed higher returns over the past year compared with less affluent Savers and Investors. Over the past year, the typical saver and investor earned a return of around 3.6%, rising to 9.8% for those with 500,000 or more in wealth.
Examples of other findings from this report are:
WHO ARE SAVERS AND INVESTORS?
SAVING AND INVESTING PREFERENCES AND GOALS
WHERE MONEY IS SAVED AND INVESTED
HOW MONEY IS SAVED AND INVESTED
THE DRIVERS OF PRODUCT CHOICE
GETTING ADVICE AND SOURCING INFORMATION
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO SCAMS AND MIS-SELLING
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