UK Consumers, Saving and Investing market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Consumers, Saving and Investing market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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What are the key challenges facing the industry and how fast are its rates of growth? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
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The savings environment has been challenging over the last few years, as record-low interest rates have dis-incentivised savers and rising inflation has made it more difficult for people to save. More than half say they haven’t saved as much as they planned over the last 12 months. As such, growth in retail deposits is expected to fall for the first time since 2013 in 2017.
The investment market has faced its own challenges, with the vote to leave the European Union leading to concerns about the future of the UK’s trading environment, putting people off investing. However, the continued poor performance of cash deposits and the introduction of new direct-to-consumer platforms and lower-cost robo-advice have encouraged more people to invest for the first time.
By drawing on Mintel’s exclusively commissioned research, this Report examines the savings and investment markets for retail consumers. It considers consumer attitudes towards saving and investment markets, as well as market conditions to identify the challenges and opportunities presented to providers operating in this market.
With this in mind the Report looks at current ownership of savings and investment products as well as the value of people’s savings and investments. It also highlights consumers’ saving and investing priorities, how they manage their savings and investments, the most important factors when choosing a provider and attitudes towards various savings account innovation features.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Jessica Galletley, a leading analyst in the Finance sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Financial pressures will make it increasingly difficult to save going forward. Providers can help people by offering budgeting and financial management tools that can increase engagement and offer insights into where they can make savings.
Financial Services Analyst
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This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.
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Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.
Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.
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