Savers now 'more open to riskier investments'
IRISH consumers are increasingly likely to diversify their savings into risky investments in order to maximise their return.
The easing in the risk-averse mindset of consumers is further evidence of growing confidence in the Irish economy.
A survey by the Professional Insurance Brokers' Association's (PIBA) 860 member firms shows that 23pc of people are classified as risk averse, down from 30pc a year ago.
The findings show that the top reason for saving this year is for a first home. This compares to a 2013 survey when the main reason for saving was to provide a college fund for their children.