Half of Spaniards have less money than a year ago after paying their essential expenses and bills, a figure that places Spain one point above the European average (49%), and among the ten countries where the most citizens are in this situation. situation, according to Intrum’s European Consumer Payments Report.

Hungary (75%), Poland (64%) and the United Kingdom (62%) lead the ranking, and Norway (53%), Germany (52%) and Italy (51%) also stand out above Spain. At the other end of the table would be the inhabitants of Switzerland (40%), Greece (28%) and Portugal (16%).

Given this scenario, “efficiently managing financial resources becomes even more important”, as Intrum has pointed out.

In this sense, 59% of those surveyed in Spain acknowledge that they are going to cancel or reduce their spending on vacations or a weekend getaway over the next 12 months, a figure that, at a European level, stands at 60%.

Greece (74%), Italy (71%) and Ireland (64%) are positioned as the territories in which the most citizens are going to limit this disbursement, while at the other extreme we would find Germany (54%), Poland (53 %) and Netherlands (50%).

Furthermore, Intrum has detected that, despite the importance of saving to be able to face economic unforeseen events, some households find it necessary to rethink and adjust the amount allocated to it.

Thus, according to the report, 51% of Spaniards affirm that they will have to reduce the amount of money they reserve monthly to protect themselves from inflation and high interest rates. A response figure three points higher than the European average (48%).