Prenups could protect 'the single saver'

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of savers in relationships have their own personal savings account which is kept separate from their partners.

This is according to the latest Halifax survey, which found that almost half (45 per cent) of single people save money than committed types as they cannot rely on their other half's savings.

Couples bypass honesty when it comes to admitting how much they actually have to each other in their nest egg – more than half (51 per cent) said they had not given the exact amount.

One in ten said that their partner had no idea that they had their own separate account.

Some 46 per cent kept quiet in order to retain their financial independence, while just under a quarter (22 per cent) said they simply wanted to have their own fallback.

However, just over one in ten (12 per cent) revealed they were worried in case anything went wrong with their partner. 

Though single women were less likely to save extra than bachelors, twice as many women (16 per cent) than men (eight per cent) kept their own savings in the event of a relationship breakdown.

Posted by Christopher Evans

Published on: November 16, 2010

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