A guide to recognising financial abuse, recovering and regaining financial control
We look at ways to recognise financial abuse and provide you with resources to help re-build your financial independence.
About the guide
Financial abuse can be difficult to recognise and identify
Many people may not recognise that they are in a financially abusive relationship, whether with their partner or a family member, and as with other forms of abuse, financial abuse may begin subtly and worsen over time.
We’ve created a comprehensive guide designed to help victims and survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV) to identify and find support when experiencing financial abuse. In it, you’ll find information about financial abuse, strategies for recognising financial abuse and direction to resources that may be helpful to support your recovery.
It may also help you to have a conversation with someone who you think might be in a financially abusive relationship.
For confidential information, counselling and support, we recommend calling 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. This is a free and confidential service that isn’t part of Commonwealth Bank. If you need an interpreter or translator, you can ask for one and the counsellor will make the arrangements.
Get support to protect yourself against domestic and family violence