While the purchasing power of the French is increasingly a victim of inflation, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire announced some changes to come in bank accounts.
Invited to the TF1 television news this Friday, January 14, 2022, Bruno Le Maire announced a revaluation of the rate of certain savings accounts. A small boost in the face of inflation and rising gas prices. First of all, the Livret A will double from February 1 and will go from 0.5% to 1%. This is the first time that this rate has been reassessed in ten years.
But he is not the only one. Bruno Le Maire also confirmed that the Sustainable and Solidarity Development Booklet (LDDS) will increase to 1%. Same song for the popular booklet which will double and go from 1% to 2.2%. However, the latter only concerns seven million people. However, these new rates were not chosen at random since the Minister of the Economy assured that he was following the recommendations of the Governor of the Banque de France to the letter. “I would like to take advantage of this program to encourage them to open a popular savings account, which is better paid, especially in this period of inflation.“, launched the politician.
Further planned re-evaluations
As a reminder, other revaluations came into force on January 1. This is the case, for example, of the minimum wage, which rose from 10.48 euros to 10.57 euros gross/hour, an increase of 0.9%. Basic pensions increased by 1.1%.
In April, it will be the turn of family allowances, the free choice of childcare supplement, the birth bonus and the RSA to be revised upwards. But also the disabled adult allowance (AAH), the specific solidarity allowance, the activity bonus, and disability pensions. Their increase will be calculated according to inflation.