Noa Moussa 06:18, April 13, 2023

The pension reform is pushing more and more young French people to put money aside for their retirement. Indeed, one in three French people under the age of 34 is already starting to save for old age. This is revealed by a study by BPCE Assurances, which Europe 1 reveals exclusively.

A new study by BPCE Assurances reveals that 47% of 25-34 year olds have been saving for their retirement since the reform was instigated. This is the case of Bastien, a young engineer of 26 years who chose to place 500 euros on a retirement savings plan a month ago, from the 4,000 euros of bonus he received last year.

"Before, I didn't think about retirement, but with the current situation, it led to my choice. I think I will continue to put a small amount every year," he explains. I visited the government website so I know I will leave beyond 64, about two years later," he said. "And I will receive a sum of about 2,000 euros. The retirement savings plan would make it possible to supplement this sum."

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35% of 18-24 year olds save for retirement

The most surprising thing for François Codet, CEO of BPCE Assurances, is that 35% of 18-24 year olds put money aside for their retirement. "For us, it's a big surprise. We had a kind of tendency to say that the French were interested in their retirement problems rather in mid-career, "notes the director general, before continuing, "and there, there is a young generation that has integrated that there will be a retirement problem and that you have to start preparing it yourself."

An evolution of this propensity is indeed noticeable, because to date, 6 million French people benefit from a retirement savings plan, it is twice as much as the objective set by Bercy for the end of the year 2022.