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We can support if you or someone else you know is a victim of financial abuse.
Financial abuse can take many different forms within different relationships, including partners, family members or carers. Financial abuse might be financial control, restriction, exploitation or sabotage, creating dependency or instability. Financial abuse can happen to anyone.
While financial abuse will vary from person to person. To protect yourself, or someone you know there are signs of financial abuse you can look out for. Common signs of financial abuse can include:
If you're a victim of financial abuse, we are here to offer help and support, so you can take control again.
At Bank of Scotland, we have been working with UK Finance to make sure we can offer the right support to you or a loved one, in a safe way. Download our financial abuse support guide (PDF, 2.5Mb) for more information on how we can help and details of other organisations you can contact for practical help and support.
If you need help urgently, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free on 0808 2000 247 (24 hours), which is run in partnership with Refuge.
Or call the police on 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.
Modern technology gives abusers ever-growing ways to control those using the tools of everyday life.
If you need help and support with how to secure your tech visit Refuge’s tech safety website.
Surviving Economic Abuse is a charity dedicated to raising awareness of this type of abuse and improving the support that is available for those experiencing it.
SEA's website has expert information on economic abuse and the support that is available to help you regain control.
You can visit the Surviving Economic Abuse website where you will find additional support, and information on next steps that you might take.
You can download the free Bright Sky app.
Bright Sky is a safe, easy to use app that has a range of tools to support you if you are in an abusive relationship or worried about someone you know.
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