CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU CUTTING BACK ON SPENDING GIVEN ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY?

MARCELA KERUL-KMECOVA | ERNST & YOUNG

“I’m definitely spending less and I’m trying to cut down on going out too. I’m also trying to buy a property so I’m trying to save a certain amount of money every month. I’ve been in the UK for 10 years and things have certainly changed – it’s more difficult.”

CHRISTOPHE GROSEIL | OPPENHEIMER

“Am I worried about the state of the economy? Yes. Am I spending less? Of course. I’m concerned, but I’m French and there are the same problems over there too. At least in fixed income, which is the sector I work in, things aren’t too bad at the moment.”

JENNY BROWN | MARSH

“At the moment I’m trying to buy my first property and although prices are down, I’m worried about a double dip. But if it happens, it happens – I don’t get too worried by what Mervyn King says because you can’t live your life by what other people think.”