Stat of the day: 33%

The proportion of Britain's wealthy who wish they had more discipline over their finances.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Even Britain’s fattest cats are seemingly not immune from financial worries.  One in three (33%) wealthy individuals in the UK wish they had more discipline when it comes to handling money, according to a report by Barclays Wealth. 

Globally, those at the wealthiest end of the scale (i.e. with a net worth of more than £10m) were most likely to over-spend, with 45% in that category wishing they had more self-control. 

Nevertheless, wealthy Brits seem much less racked with guilt about their spending habits than their Asian counterparts: 86% in Taiwan and 70% in Hong Kong said they wished they had more self-control over their financial behaviour.

It must be so tough being one of the world’s financial elite. Doesn’t your heart just bleed?

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