Quarter of UK Consumers Have No Knowledge of Partner's Pay Finds New DiscountVouchers.co.uk User Survey
Released on: February 08, 2012, 7:34 pm
Internet & Online,
Apparel & Fashion
08 FEBRUARY 2012 – Over a quarter of UK consumers has no
knowledge of how much money their partners get paid according to new
research this week. The survey, conducted by leading money-saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk, found that over 25% of people know nothing of
their loved one's salary.
The DiscountVouchers.co.uk survey uncovered that 27.25% of UK consumers doesn't
know how much their partner makes, while 100% more women have personal bank accounts
than men. Eight percent of women keep money in personal, secret bank accounts versus
four percent of men.
Further to this the DiscountVouchers.co.uk survey also found that 43% of women lie
to their loved ones about what they spend on clothing and outfits, versus 17% of
men. The poll revealed that guilt was the main reason for lying to a partner in this
The voucher codes website polled
consumers on their spending habits and uncovered that 40% of people regularly read a
loved one's personal bank or credit card statements. Contrary to that however, 10%
of respondents don't even bother looking at their credit card or bank
correspondence at all.
Psychologist Dr Penny Goldsbrough comments: “We see a lot of this behaviour among
consumers, and often it is most common in people with low levels of self-esteem and
fear of the unknown. Opening a partner's bank statements or credit card details
implies a major lack of trust, as does having private bank accounts.”
Dr Goldsbrough continues: “Being cagey and secretive about finances is a maternal
trait and so if a person has had a mother who lied about money to a father then
it's likely it is passed on to the offspring. Many people feel levels of guilt
about spending money but conversely the need to spend money for therapy purposes is
very common indeed.”
DiscountVouchers.co.uk helps Brits to save using money off vouchers for more than 800
of the country's most famous on and offline retailers.
DiscountVouchers.co.uk features the latest money saving offers from a growing range
of retailers, all updated in real time. Designed to help consumers save money with
both leading high street brands and specialist retailers, DiscountVouchers.co.uk
offers one of the widest choices of discounts available.
Part of ASAP Ventures Ltd, the company behind the award winning Carrentals.co.uk
price comparison site, DiscountVouchers.co.uk is committed to offering a growing
range of the best savings available online.
For more information visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk
Media contact –
Denise Wales & Verity Garber
T: 01625 511966
Contact Details: Oliver Jones
DiscountVouchers.co.uk (Asap Ventures)
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