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Falling savings interest rate: case of the Netherlands

By on 11 January 2017
After its 2009 free fall and a limited recovery in 2010 and 2011, there has been a continuous decline in saving interests at Dutch banks since 2012. How come?
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Think tank: retirement + quality care = mission impossible

By on 9 January 2017
What should your perfect retirement look like? Just eating, drinking and a random roof over your head or would you like excellent care and to live close to your next of kin in later life?
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Scientists on Croatian banking system: very stable

By on 28 December 2016
Scientists of the University of Split have concluded that Croatian banks have plenty of capital strength: they enjoy a high operating efficiency, their solvency ratios are well above the legal minimum, and their liquidity position is in good shape.
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€ 112,000: difference between inheriting or not

By on 23 December 2016
Inheritances and wealth transfers are essential for the financial well-being of European households, while income has significant less effect.
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Surprisingly fewer savings after inheritance parents

By on 23 December 2016
After having received an inheritance, we put less money in our savings accounts. That oddly enough is the conclusion drawn after investigating the personal finance of thousands of Danes, before and after inheriting.
Bas van Essen
Frankfurt

Savingsmonitor is a news blog reporting about savings behavior and statistics across whole the European Union. Bas van Essen is responsible for the content. Bas is a former business reporter, who covered the Dutch startup scene, the job market and personal finance. Bas served the Dutch Financial Times ('Financieele Dagblad'), the Dutch 'Financiële Telegraaf', Sprout.nl, Intermediair.nl and IDG. He followed a Master Communication Science and MBA Big Data & Business Analytics at the University of Amsterdam.