Austrians Save € 168 per Month

BusinessEconomy ♦ Published: October 12, 2011; 15:29 ♦ (Vindobona)

With a share of 86%, the savings passbook is still the most popular form of saving while the interest in ecological, ethical and social investments is growing steadily.

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Austrians are still the savings champions: On average, every Austrian puts aside € 168 per month. This monthly savings amount marks an all-time high. Building up the often-cited "nest egg" is the principal motivation for most persons surveyed. The favorite form as regards simplicity and security is the traditional savings passbook: 86% have one. Nonetheless, sustainable investments…