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Debt Talk: Domestic abuse & money trouble on Debt Talk (Sept 2022)

In this episode Debt Talk explores the journey of a domestic abuse sufferer which may resonate the experience of many domestic abuse sufferers in Britain.


Rosie Lyon FRSA vividly explains the trauma of being a victim of her abuser and how her experience carried on post separation since her home was tied with her former partner. She was in financial ruin because she was not able to pay the mortgaged property. It was later seized by her lender. Her credit rating was also tattered. She could not get a phone contract, credit card and no doubt many more issues.

James Jones, head of Experian credit reference agency, gave a birds eye of what a credit rating agency can do as a custodian of credit data. It can liaise with domestic abuse sufferers and lenders when there are issues of fraud and coercion, misstatement. Shirina Ali - Limehouse Project Ltd advice manager - demonstrated the need of funding for specialist domestic abuse advice and some of the challenges advice services across the UK come across when dealing with victims of domestic abuse, especially when supporting vulnerable residents who are in debt. They also provided Debt Talk listeners some tips on domestic abuse.
At our next episode on Debt Talk, we are to explore ‘Eating or Heating’ during the cost of living crisis.


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