What is financial abuse?
Financial abuse is when one person controls another person's ability to manage or access their own money. This includes money in business accounts.
We understand that financial abuse can happen in day-to-day life, and that it can go unnoticed if the victim feels they can't talk to someone about what’s happening to them.
Examples of financial abuse include:
- preventing someone from accessing their own account, or a joint account
- stealing money from a partner or family member
- putting debts in a partner's name or family member’s name
- stopping another person from going to work
- taking advantage of someone with a mental or physical impairment to take money from them
Get in touch
It takes a lot of courage for an individual to speak up and tell someone that this is happening to them or someone they care about.
We want you to be able to talk to us so we can try and help you. Please contact your Relationship Team so we can discuss your concerns in the strictest confidence and offer you the help and support that you need. For more information about how to contact us, use our support tool.
You may also find our financial abuse consumer information leaflet helpful. It contains information to help you arrange your finances during this difficult time and details of organisations and charities which support victims of abuse.