Majority of Brits are tight-lipped about finances with friends

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A survey by, released today, reveals that 60% of Brits don’t share details about their earnings with close friends and 80% don’t reveal details about their savings.

Brits and Financial Openness in numbers

With 800 million Facebook status updates published every day, we’re sharing information more than ever with our friends[1]. When it comes to our finances, however, it doesn’t seem to be the case for us Brits. A survey by, released today, reveals that 60% of Brits don’t share details about their earnings with close friends and 80% don’t reveal details about their savings.On the contrary, 68% of Brits would tell a close friend if they got a pay rise, whilst 71% would divulge what they spent on an expensive purchase. Other findings revealed:

  • More than three quarters (76%) of Brits would not ask a close friend how much they earn
  • More than half (56%) of Brits wouldn’t recommend being open about finances with even the closest of friends
  • Residents in Wales are the most open about their finances, whilst those in Northern Ireland are the least

The full set of statistics are displayed in the ‘Brits and Financial Openness…in numbers Infographic’.

Notes to Editors

Results based on a survey of 1,386 respondents
Case studies are available upon request
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