Doubling of household balances
At the end of 2020, Dutch households held over EUR 487 billion in their bank and savings accounts, up almost EUR 42 billion on the previous year. They deposited most of this (EUR 21 billion) in instant access savings accounts, while the balance of their current accounts increased by EUR 20 billion. Compared to previous years, household balance growth has been exceptional in 2020. In 2019 growth was EUR 21 billion, which was already more than in the preceding years.