German households are keeping up their reputation as eager savers, placing a record amount of money in the bank despite historically low interest rates.
With some banks even charging customers to park their money, savings accounts are not necessarily the best place to store your extra cash.
Germans, however, deposited more money than ever in a record month last year.
Consumers placed some €23.2 billion ($26.9 billion) in additional money into daily accounts in November, data from the German central bank, Bundesbank, showed earlier this week.
It was the highest monthly savings amount ever, Peter Barkow, managing director of Barkow Consulting, told Handelsblatt.