Britons are hiding £6 billion from their partners, with 61 per cent of people admiting to hoarding cash from partners,according to a new study from Abbey National's internet bank Cahoot.
Reasons for the hidden cash are not always sinister and range from personal treats such as clothes and nights out to emergencies including job loss and divorce. Women are more likely to keep a secret stash than men with 69 per cent of women hiding funds from their partner compared to 53 per cent of men.
Cahoot head of brand marketing and acquisition Deborah Cutlersays: "Finances have played a pivotal role in this area and people have always been cagey about their cash. Six billion pounds being stashed away is both surprising and a definite sign that people are taking care of their finances and 'insuring' themselves against the worst."