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Saving for a pension shows a sharp rise in Legal & General MoneyMood Survey.

Mark Gregory - Group Chief Financial Officer
Mark Gregory
Group Chief Financial Officer

14 April 2011

Mark Gregory - Group Chief Financial Officer
Mark Gregory
Group Chief Financial Officer

The lion’s share of the increase appears to be among the 35 to 44 age group. This may have been influenced by the increased publicity in recent months surrounding the changes to retirement age, which will potentially have an impact on both men and women who will be retiring in 20 to 30 years time.

Continued turmoil for the economy and news of increasing job losses may be encouraging people to save. This month one in four (25 %) say that they plan to add to their savings over the next 4 weeks. Last month MoneyMood reported that the number of people who say they’re in the mood to save had risen to 69 per cent, the highest level since the measurement began six years ago.

Mark Gregory, Legal & General Executive Director Savings comments; “It is encouraging to see such a healthy rise this year in the number of people thinking about saving for their long-term retirement income. The number of people who say they’re thinking of saving for a pension is up in almost all parts of the country with central regions showing the biggest increase. London is the only region to have fallen back on its results 6 months ago.”

Mark added: “The announcement of Government proposals to introduce a flat rate State pension has been drawing attention to the fact that the State will keep people off the breadline, but that to enjoy any creature comforts they will need a private pension as well.”

Notes to editors

Survey - methodology:
Research for the Legal & General MoneyMood Survey was carried out on behalf of Legal & General by BMRB – TNS Access Omnibus Surveys. Telephone interviews were conducted among a nationally representative sample (in GB) of around 1,000 adults (age 18+) between 1 to 3 April 2011.

The Legal & General MoneyMood Survey ® (registered by Legal & General Group plc).

For more information please contact:

Mike Connolly

Mike Connolly
PR Manager Savings

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