There has been a six per cent year-on-year increase in UK families' savings pots.
Research from the latest Aviva Family Finances Report has found mums and dads typically have £1,228 set aside, which is up from the figure of £1,163 recorded 12 months ago.
As well as this, there are now only 24 per cent of families who say they have no savings at all – compared to 28 per cent a year ago – which is a record low.
This highlights how more people are taking a prudent approach to their money to ensure they have a rainy day fund.
Richard Kelsall, Head of Savings at Aviva, said: "Many UK families have experienced tough times in recent years, so it's reassuring to see that people are getting to grips with their finances to weather the storm."
He added adults also seem to be appreciating the importance of protection, as 42 per cent of those questioned said they have life insurance in place in case the worst happens.