Saccording to the study of the ‘Intrum ECPR – European Consumer Payment Report 2020, white paper COVID-19 ‘, which assessed how Covid-19 is to to affect consumer finances in Portugal, families with children are the least able to save due to the pandemic (60%), compared to those without children (40%).
The analysis made concludes that the country that is most experiencing this crisis is Poland, with a percentage of 64%, followed by Hungary (56%), Italy (53%), Greece (52%) and Portugal (48 %), in contrast to Denmark (18%), a country where consumers feel less the impact of pandemic in your savings.
Asked about the ability to save in the long term, in order to guarantee a good retirement, the age groups from 38 to 44 years old and between 55 and 64 years old are those who are less confident.
The study also reveals that the percentage of women (47%) who say they will not be able to save for their retirement is higher than that of men (38%).
In a statement sent to the Lusa agency, the person in charge of the company promoting the study in Portugal, which involved 5,000 consumers in 24 countries, in May lastly, stresses that pandemic affected differently the finances and consumption habits of the Portuguese.
“While some are facing a difficult reality, they are suffering wage cuts or even losing their jobs, but they still have the same expenses to pay, others, those who have not seen their income diminished, have a level of savings unmatched in recent years “, emphasizes the director general of Intrum Portugal, Luís Salvaterra, cited in the note released today.
The study was done on âscope World Savings Day, which marks the 31st of October, created by the World Society of Savings Banks to promote personal savings and strengthen self-reliance people’s economic growth.
A pandemic of Covid-19 has caused more than 1.1 million deaths worldwide since December last year, including 2,395 in Portugal.
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