NEWS 2015

October 15: « The Savings Accounts Market in Europe: A Dormant Market? »

IODS and the Observatoire de l’Epargne Européenne conducted a study for the Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) entitled “The Savings Accounts Market in Europe: A Dormant Market ?”. The study compares interest rates offered on savings accounts across a number of countries across Europe.

In theory, investors could benefit from a truly pan-European market. But regulation, taxation and business practices limit or actually prevent these cross-border flows, meaning that savings products offered to non-residents, when they exist, are often different from those available to residents.

To read the study, click here.

May: Publication of the 30th Overview of Savings in Europe

European savers face the challenge of dealing with measures announced and then implemented by central banks. Money market and government bonds yields kept decreasing at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015. Even before its implementation, the ECB’s asset purchase program exalted euro zone economic outlook and increased cash available for equity investment.

For download the May issue of Overview of Savings in Europe

June, 22-24: AFSE Conference in Rennes

The study from the universities of Angers and Orleans performed to the OEE on the patrimonial equivalent of pension rights, has been selected to be presented to the Conference of the French Economic Association (AFSE ) to be held in Rennes from 22 to 24 June 2015. Anne Lavigne will present the study.

To register for the conference: :