Adults in the UK are earning more but saving slightly less this year than in 2017, research has shown.
Aldermore surveyed 4,009 people and found that despite an increased average salary in the UK, savings levels have dropped from 8% in 2017 to 7% in 2018.
Almost a third (32%) of respondents had not saved any money at all over the past 12 months.
Even among those who are still saving as much as they can, 53% still don’t feel they are putting enough money away.
This is a particular concern among those close to retirement, with 39% of 45 to 64-year-olds feeling they are not saving enough.
Ewan Edwards, head of savings at Aldermore, said:
“For many, the importance of saving is understood but even though people are putting some money away, there is a sense they are not saving enough.
“Even saving little and often can go some way to provide protection for the future and the earlier people start saving, the more chance they have of reaching their savings goals in later life.”
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