Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index

The Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index tracks household attitudes towards savings and investment as well as monitoring their perspectives on the current and future savings and investment environment. Understanding savings behaviour provides insight into how households smooth consumption, plan to make big purchases and build up buffers which can be drawn down in times of economic stress. Monitoring household investment patterns gives an understanding of how they are putting their money to work, their financial diversification, and their appetite for risk.

The Index contains a number of subcomponents including a Savings Index and an Investment Index. Both the savings and investment indices are comprised of an Attitudes aspect and an Environment aspect.

The Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index also provides a Risk Barometer and a Retirement Optimism Index to give insight into household risk taking and retirement planning. These will be presented on alternate months. The data will be published by Bank of Ireland on their website as well as made available here through the ESRI.

Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index shows greater optimism about retirement


One third of people say it will be ‘easy’ for them to live comfortably in retirement Savers split down age...  



92 per cent of people say Brexit has not affected their savings pattern


Strong recovery in savings attitudes fuels gain in Savings Index – 51 per cent of people were regular savers in...  



Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index falls to lowest level since launch


Overall Index falls back in March with fewer people saving and investing Savings sentiment deteriorating among the over 50s Irish...  



Irish investors rebuff February’s stock market correction


Investor attitudes rally even as market volatility returns Number of regular investors increases to 36% from 30% in January Pension...  



Significant appetite from consumers to save more and spend less in 2018


Bank of Ireland Savings and Investments Index shows marked contrast between Attitudes and Environment indices in January Saving more and...  



The Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index, December 2017


Overall decrease driven by lower investment levels and weaker sentiment towards saving December data shows that over 50% of consumers...  



Consumer attitudes fuel bounce in Bank of Ireland Savings and Investments Index in November


Saving and Investment sentiment increases, fuelled by improving attitudes Savings Index increases as over half of consumers now regularly save...  



The Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index, October 2017


Saving sentiment on the up, driven by an improving environment for savers Half of Irish people are saving regularly compared...  



Bank of Ireland and ESRI launch monthly Savings and Investment Index


Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have announced that they are partnering on new monthly...  





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