Financial abuse

  • Taking money from them
  • Not allowing them access to shared money
  • Making them account for everything spent
  • Making them beg for money
  • Preventing them from gaining employment
  • Causing them to lose, or forcing them to give up, employment
  • Taking out loans, credit cards or running up debts in the victim’s name
  • Forcing them to commit crimes for money
  • Not allowing them to buy necessities, for themselves or their children, including sufficient food
  • Financial abuse can also be when the perpetrator is spending money needed to maintain the home on themselves

Financial abuse may continue after a relationship has ended, through the withholding of child maintenance.

If you think you are experiencing financial abuse, please seek help – GET HELP NOW.

If you think you are abusing someone financially, please seek help – ADVICE FOR PERPETRATORS.