Quarter of Brits Don’t Know Partner’s Salary says DiscountVouchers.co.uk Research

Industry: Retail

The latest research carried out by money-saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk has shone a light on UK consumer spending habits

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) February 8th, 2012

The latest research carried out by money-saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk has shone a light on UK consumer spending habits. The poll has revealed that over a quarter of Brits do not know their partner’s salary details.

The latest research carried out by the website uncovered that 27.25% of respondents have no idea of what their partner earns. The poll also showed that twice as many women as men have private, hidden bank accounts, with 8% compared to 4%.

Furthermore the DiscountVouchers.co.uk research revealed that women lie more about their money – 43% said they have lied about what they spent on a new outfit. 17% of men admitted to this, with the main reason cited for the duplicity being a guilty conscience.

The latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk research was commissioned by the voucher codes website to gauge UK consumers’ spending habits and also discovered that 2 in 5 Brits admit to reading their partner’s personal bank and credit card correspondence. Conversely nearly 10% of people said that they simply don’t bother reading their monthly credit card and bank statements.

Psychologist Dr Penny Goldsbrough says: “These kind of actions usually result from lack of self esteem and a fear of the unknown – a lack of trust in your other half can prompt looking at their bank statements or hiding money away secretly in a private account.”

Dr Goldsbrough goes on: “Many female consumers take their influences from their maternal side, meaning that if their own mother had a habit of buying new dresses secretly, the daughter may replicate this process. Many shoppers find that they feel guilt for spending money but are nonetheless somewhat spendthrift.”

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.

About DiscountVouchers.co.uk

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

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