7th Feb 2019 CampaignDocument

Money Matters

Research into the extent and nature of financial abuse within intimate relationships in the UK.

My Money, My life – economic abuse

Refuge, in partnership with The Co-operative Bank, launched the powerful ‘My money, my life’ campaign to shine a spotlight on this often-overlooked form of domestic abuse and call for industry-wide agreement to support people who experience financial abuse in their relationships.

Key findings from this study include:

  • One in five people in the UK have experienced financial abuse in an intimate relationship
  • 60% of all cases are reported by women
  • 78% of women saying their abuse went on over five years compared to 23% of men
  • For women, financial abuse rarely happens in isolation – 86% experience other forms of abuse
  • A third of financial abuse victims suffer in silence, telling no-one*

Other resources can be found on the Refuge website.

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