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TSB has announced that it will be offering victims of domestic abuse an ‘Emergency Flee Fund’ of up to £500 to help escape an abusive relationship. 

The fund will assist victims with the cost of essentials such as travel, clothing and toiletries, with funds being paid into a safe TSB account that only the claimant can access – with TSB becoming the first bank to publicly offer such a scheme.

The scheme has been welcomed by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner who continues to call on the Government to step in and create a national fund that would be accessible to all survivors of domestic abuse.

“I am really delighted to see that TSB has created this emergency fund to support its customers who are living with domestic abuse and I would very much like to see other banks and companies offering the same provision.”

Nicole Jacobs, The Domestic Abuse Commissioner