Report25 January 2017Updated one year ago

Will you take a hit to your savings?

Spending and investing in a low-interest environment

Executive summary

The sixth annual ING International Survey on savings asks more than 14,000 people in 15 countries how comfortable they are with their level of savings for 2017, especially about any debts they have.

We also delve into the effects of low-interest rates on savings seen in many countries – and ask how people feel about investing in common alternatives such as shares, or other assets like gold and real estate.