The Dutch are a thrifty people, 86 percent are saving money. They set 216 Euros per month aside on average.
But most people are not actively busy with the return on their savings. Only one quarter does, according to research from ING to Dutch savings behavior.
More than half (52 percent) automatically are saving money and set a standard amount aside each month. In people under 30 years old this figure is even lower.
Many savers (54 percent) have multiple accounts, often with several banks (33 percent). The latter applies especially to highly educated. Nearly one quarter (23 percent) has (also) a physical place to store their savings.
The survey was conducted among a representative group of 1025 Dutch people, ING said.