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Week in numbers

£125,000 – Cash you’d need to purchase a four-bedroom house with a large garden and private pool in Orlando, USA, according to HSBC’s first annual overseas property report. If you fancy something closer to home, the same amount of money will get you a 1-bedroom studio flat in Nice, France.

£1,320 – Amount Leeds Building Society has donated to St George’s Crypt, the homeless charity, from its annual general meeting.

30,000 – Number of companies the Department for Business Innovation and Skills says will be launched as part of its start up scheme. The first wave of cash from the £82.5m start up loans scheme is now being distributed to the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

74% – Percentage of MoneySupermarket users who supported children receiving financial education on how to manage money at school. A further 22% agreed that financial education is important with parents taking responsibility for their child learning about money.

61% – Students who admit to cooking their first meal at university, according to new research from insurer Endsleigh.

£39 – The amount pre-retirees aged between 55 and 64 are saving each month according to research from Aviva. Despite this age bracket having the highest gross monthly income on average at £1,560, the £39 represents just 2.5 per cent of their monthly income.

£300m – Value of goods children leave with their parents when they leave home and go to university. A quarter don’t know if these are insured or don’t have cover for the items. But surely a table at the local car boot sale is the profitable and efficient solution here?

£10,000 – The amount Fidelity Worldwide Investment says your pension pot could have built up within 10 years, if people voluntarily join your pension scheme rather than waiting to be auto-enrolled.

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