SEA on Woman’s Hour: What can banks do to help protect survivors of domestic and economic abuse?

Our director, Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, was on Woman’s Hour yesterday alongside journalist Marisa Bate, talking about what banks can do to help protect survivors of domestic and economic abuse. *Claire*, a survivor in our Experts by Experience Group shared her experience of how an inadvertent but avoidable administrative error put her own life at risk.

Listen to the full episode here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bkpjkq

“Could banks do more to help and protect survivors of domestic and financial abuse? The safety of survivors of domestic abuse sometimes rests on just one thing – their former partner not knowing where they live now. Yet the process of closing down shared bank accounts sometimes exposes survivors to the risk of having their new location discovered. What could banks be doing to better protect people? We hear the story of one survivor, and journalist Marisa Bate and founder of the charity Surviving Economic Abuse Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs join Jenni to discuss the issue.”

This will be big focus for SEA over the coming months as we explore how banks and financial institutions can adapt their protocol and practises to better support victims of domestic abuse. If this is something that interests you please get in touch [email protected]