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200 years of women and Finance

Photo See how much life has changed for women since Scottish Widows was established in the 1800s.

Private renters face a 15-year wait to save for the average house deposit

Our new research has revealed that, based on current average saving levels, it would take private renters 15 years to save enough for the average deposit on a house – that’s two years longer than in 2013.

The gap between savers and non-savers is widening

Our 2014 Savings report reveals that the number of people in the UK with no savings at all has risen year-on-year from eight million to over nine million – or 1 in 5 of the UK adult population. This brings the proportion of people who have savings (67%) down to a level not seen since 2011.