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Ireland Findings

Ireland regains Index stability 

Score 32: Ireland’s levels of financial vulnerability (34%) compare favourably to some of the other challenged Eurozone countries such as Italy (47%) and Spain (41%). And are less than half the number of financially vulnerable in Portugal (69%) and Greece (80%).

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Top Consumer Financial Issues Cost of Living; Job Security; Income from work

Different regions tell different stories. There is a varied picture across Europe, ranging from the relative financial security of the Nordics, to countries in Southern Europe dominated by financial vulnerability.

The findings for urban China show very high levels of financial security, with a strong positive outlook for the future. The full findings of our Latin American survey will be published shortly

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Main Themes

Spain has the largest drop in its Index score, with scores for Denmark, Greece, Italy and Portugal also dropping significantly.

Cost of living dominates the European agenda, along with job security and income from work.

In China, income from work, the cost of living and the level of welfare benefits are key factors when looking ahead.

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The Genworth Index has been developed to provide a clear, robust picture of households’ financial situations. The report is based on a survey of 13,000 householders in 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

The Index score provides a snapshot of the overall level of financial security and vulnerability in each country, and the report seeks to understand and explain what drives householders’ financial outlook.

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The Genworth Index has been developed to provide a clear, robust picture of households’ financial situations. The report is based on a survey of 13,000 householders in 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.