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BlackRock Investor Pulse – UK

Every year, we ask people from all over the world, including UK, how they think and feel about their financial health.
This year, we went deeper than ever to understand the connection between your wealth and well-being. And why you feel the way you do.
We explored if money could make you happier.
What did we find out?
In the UK,
people who invest feel
0%
more positive
towards their
well-being
...they are also
0
percentage points
more fullfilled
...and are
0
percentage points
happier
That’s not surprising, because:
Money
is the main cause of stress in UK.
Nearly half of those surveyed said that money is a major cause of stress.
0%
Total
The figure increases to two-thirds among those without savings or investments.
0%
Respondents without
savings or
investments
Respondents with savings are less likely to be stressed about money...
0%
Respondents
with savings
...and respondents with investments are even less likely to be stressed.
0%
Respondents
with investments
Not only does investing give people a sense of well-being today.
it also helps them
feel good about
the future.
0%
believe financial health is having little or no debt and being prepared for unexpected events.
0%
are worried about high cost of living and 0% are worried about running out of money in retirement.
Men and women behave differently when it comes to saving for retirement.
48% Women
39% Men
Not saving for retirement
Brits hold fewer
market-based
investments than
the global average.
UK
0 %
Global
0 %
Invest in market-based investments
UK
0 %
Global
0 %
The number of people in UK with no investments or savings is also higher than the global average.
We wanted to know
why.
0%
of those not invested feel like they don’t have enough money.
0%
say it’s a lack of knowledge.
Lack of knowledge is a particularly important factor among younger respondents
Gen Y, Millennials
Baby Boomers+
0%
Gen Y, Millennials
0%
Baby Boomers+
0%
of 18-24 year olds think financial education is important.
0%
fear losing everything.
Well-being means many things but starts with a balance. It doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process.
0%
would feel better about their finances
if they had more control over their
financial situation.
Investing can help you
work towards achieving your
financial goals.
Current
financial
goals
0 %
0 %
Current
financial
goals for
Millennials
0 %
0 %
0%
of millennials believe their financial outlook would improve if they started investing.
small steps in
financial investments

can lead to big things.
0%
say they’d be motivated to invest if there was opportunities for lower-risk investing.
0%
say technology would help them be more involved in investments
0%
believe financial advisors are a trusted source of financial information...
But fewer than 15% use a financial advisor.
0%
of those who use a financial advisor report having a positive sense of well-being.
Start investing now to help
improve your well-being
today and for the future.
Ideas to get started:
Learn more about investing and where to get started
We’ve partnered with Boring Money who’ve created tips and ideas on how to start investing
Small steps towards investing can help
you feel good now and in control of the future.
About the Survey: One of the largest global surveys ever conducted, the BlackRock Global Investor Pulse survey interviewed 27,000 respondents, in 13 nations. In North America: the US and Canada; in Europe, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the UK; In Latin America, Brazil, and Mexico; in Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. The UK sample included 4,163 respondents. Respondents were ages 25-74 and either the primary or shared decision maker for savings and investments in the household. No income or asset qualifications were used in selecting the survey's participants. Executed with the support of Kelton Global, an independent research consultancy, the survey took place online from July to August 2018.

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