Small loans (IOUs) lending between partners in the United Kingdom 2014, by purpose

This statistic presents the distribution of small loans ("I owe you"s, IOUs) between partners in the United Kingdom as of 2014. According to the source, 45 percent of people who live with their partner or spouse have lent them money. Lending in these relationships includes paying for lunch or dinner (29 percent of IOUs) and paying for a drink (24 percent).

Distribution of small loans (IOUs, "I owe you"s) lending to partner/spouse in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by purpose of loan

Share of IOU value
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Release date

April 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February and March 2014

Number of respondents

2,807 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Research included the quantitative component (online survey) as well as the qualitative component (twenty in-depth phone interviews).

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