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Silver Surfers 2.0 as over-55s make permanent switch to online shopping

Silver Surfers 2.0 as over-55s make permanent switch to online shopping

by on June 21, 2020

Research reveals next wave of digital sales growth in popular retail categories will be driven by older consumers -

More than a third of over-55s say they will permanently switch to online shopping for clothes, food, fitness and gardening equipment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to in-depth research from Rare: Group.

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Research : New retirement survey finds over 55’s paying off less debt

by on June 4, 2013

  • In the latest of its quarterly Real Retirement Reports, insurer Aviva claims that the last year has seen the older population reducing the amount they are spending paying off debts, in favour of keeping up with rising costs elsewhere.
  • Average monthly incomes for the over-55s have risen over the past three years, up 13 per cent from £1,250 to £1,412, but the amount of unsecured debt held has increased by 36 per cent.
  • At the same time fuel and utility costs have sky-rocketed as inflation has forced up the cost of household essentials.

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