Financial Abuse

“I met Luke back in 2009. The financial abuse started very early on. Every pay day, Luke would demand to see my bank statements and I was forced to give him most of the money I had earnt and survive on next to nothing. He also stopped me from going to work – sometimes with violence and sometimes by guilt-tripping me. I kept money secretly hidden away from him, but I still couldn’t afford my car finance and car insurance bills. When Luke was given a council house, he forced me to pay his bills. Sometimes I would save money by not eating”  –  Kaylin, survivor of financial abuse.

1 in 5 adults are victims of financial abuse, with 1 in 3 victims never telling anyone.

60% of all victims are women, and of these 80% have experienced other forms of abuse.

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