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What is the best way to save money when planning a holiday?

Deciding how to spend a well-deserved summer holiday can be exciting. Should you go back to a favourite location, or try something new? But there can be tricky trade-offs, such as whether to decide early and book ahead or wait as long as possible in the hope of finding a better deal.

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Luxembourg mobile banking hidden insights

The fourth annual ING International Survey on Mobile Banking finds that people in Europe, the USA and Australia are increasingly banking, shopping and paying on the go. And we find that the unrivalled speed and convenience offered by mobile transactions really does help people manage their money, despite lingering security concerns. Discover Luxembourg mobile banking hidden insights …
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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities

Now that we’ve explored Northern, Southern and Western Europe, it’s time to pack our bags for Eastern Europe – our last stop on this budgetary journey. ☺

Anyone who has travelled to foreign countries knows that prices can change a lot from one city to the next, even within the same country. With €100, you won’t have the same level of purchasing power in Madrid as you would in, say, London or Athens.

The purchasing power of the currency in a given country depends on a number of factors, one of which is the level of wages. That’s why prices can be noticeably different from country to country. There are various indicators that come into play when comparing the price of a product in every country to gauge the purchasing power of its inhabitants. To keep it simple, we focused on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?
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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities (3)

Now that we’ve seen an overview of Northern and Southern Europe, it’s time to take a look at a few countries in Western Europe.

The purchasing power of the currency in a given country depends on a number of factors, one of which is the level of wages. That’s why prices can be noticeably different from one country to another. There are various indicators that come into play when comparing the price of a product in every country to gauge the purchasing power of its inhabitants. But we kept it simple and focused on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?

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How mobile devices shape our habits in Luxembourg

Smartphones have become part of our everyday lives, boasting more and more functions. But what about mobile banking? The latest ING International Survey sheds some light on the recent trends in mobile banking, with a particular focus on Luxembourg.

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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities (2)

This week, we’re looking at prices in Northern Europe. Anyone who has traveled knows that prices can change a lot from one city to the next, even within the same country. With €100 you won’t have the same level of purchasing power in Madrid as you would in, say, London or Athens. We’re going to keep it simple, though, and focus on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?

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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities

Anyone who has travelled knows that prices can change a lot from one city to the next, even within the same country. With €100 you won’t have the same level of purchasing power in Madrid as you would in, say, London or Bucharest.

The purchasing power of a given currency depends on a number of factors, one of which is the level of wages. But let’s keep it simple and focus on just one question:  What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?

For starters, let’s take a look at four southern European countries.

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EURO 2016: more than just a game ?

UEFA EURO 2016 is starting soon. ING tried to find out how is the football fever going in 13 European countries through an online survey conducted by ING International Survey and IPSOS Social Research Institute.
Football, especially large international tournaments like EURO 2016, is great fun and no one should take it too seriously. Nevertheless, it’s clear from our findings that sports events can also shine a light on certain natural human foibles and tendencies.
Let’s have a closer look at it 😉
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4 apps to help you manage your budget 

We have already talked about budgeting and how to create your own budget. We know how hard it is to monitor your own income and expenses – not to mention those of your family and/or company! In this article, we’re stepping up a gear to look at a selection of apps that can help you manage your budget and save money!
Above and beyond generally advised practices, the best way to limit your spending is to keep track of your expenses. But how? Thanks to budget management applications, it’s easier than ever to keep track of money coming in and going out, collect statistics about your spending habits and identify which areas you need to focus on to save money. Here are some of the most useful apps.
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