More than half of UK adults believe a so-called Brexit would put their investments at risk, according to a new study.

In a survey conducted by crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom among more than 3,000 UK adults, it revealed that 54 per cent believe a UK move from the European Union would have a negative impact on investments.

The survey also found that 52 per cent participants would expect to reduce their expenses if the UK voted to leave, while 53 per cent stated they expected leaving Europe to be harmful to the cost of living.

Goncalo de Vasconcelos, chief executive and co-founder of SyndicateRoom, said: “At SyndicateRoom, we want to help individuals increase their net wealth through equity investment – and based on this research, it appears that is more likely and more achievable if the UK remains part of the EU.”

However, survey participants were clearly more pro-Brexit when it came to job opportunities. Some 52 per cent said they would expect such a move to be good for their employment prospects due to reduced immigration.

More than half of those surveyed expect the UK to remain part of the EU, while 26 per cent said they anticipate a Leave vote and 23 per cent are unsure of the outcome.

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