Which banks will help me leave my abusive husband?
Melbourne based single mum, Andy (not her real name), had an interesting week this week. On Tuesday she read that lots of Australia’s banks have now committed to support victims of financial abuse. The banks are recognising, at long last, what single parents already know, that financial abuse is a form of domestic violence and can continue long after the relationship is over.
That was great news, said Andy, who knows all about financial abuse and domestic violence from personal experience.
However, then, on Thursday this week, her old bank that she no longer uses rang to ask her to pay a new overdraft on a joint account she had not used since her marriage broke down, eight years ago.
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