Domestic Violence and Abuse
Financial abuse happens when a perpetrator uses financial means to control you and may include any of the following:
- stopping the victim working
- controlling household finances including wages, benefits and bank accounts
- forcing the victim to hand over wages and money
- persuading or forcing the victim to take out loans and credit in her/his name.
The Domestic Abuse and Money Education Toolkit produced by Women’s Aid is a useful guide to help you with financial issues. Visit the Women’s Aid website for more information.