European investors will spend from €100 to €500 on Christmas gifts this year
This was revealed in a survey of the European P2P investors conducted by the platform Robo.cash. According to the findings, such an amount will be spent by 55.5% of respondents. It is notable that 58.5% of investors are going to buy presents online.
The second most popular sum, which the respondents are willing to pay for Christmas gifts, is up to €100. This answer was given by 29.0% of them. 11.6% of P2P investors are going to spend from €500 to €999 and 3.9% - €1,000 or more.
Analysts of the company clarify that the most common range mentioned by the respondents - €100-499 - is just enough to buy presents for family members and close friends. At the same time, the limits are explained by investors’ reasonable approach to spending and a thorough budget planning.
It is noteworthy that 58.5% of respondents are going to buy Christmas presents online, whereas 65% of average Europeans are planning to do it in offline stores.
Such a tendency among P2P investors is due to several reasons. On the one hand, they are active users of digital tools in general. Apart from investing on P2P platforms, 32.3% of them regularly use online banking and 25.7% - mobile payments, according to Robo.cash findings. On the other hand, investors value their time. Therefore, they opt for fast and convenient online shopping instead of waiting in a queue.
The survey was launched by the platform in mid-November. In total, it collected responses of 440 P2P investors from European countries.