Saving, borrowing and payment methods
Money spending in Finnish households has been surveyed by the Federation of Finnish Financial Services (and its predecessor Finnish Bankers’ Association) since 1979 at intervals of 1 to 2 years. The survey was made twice a year between the years 2003–2006, and once a year after 2006. Since autumn 2003, the interviews have been conducted via telephone.
The purpose is to outline recent changes in Finns’ saving, borrowing and paying behaviour. In 2010 focus was also on supplementary pension insurance and new forms of long-term saving. Last year’s survey compares the results to earlier surveys where applicable. The preceding survey was made in spring 2009.