Bank of Mum: 17% of mothers still lend money to their adult children, survey finds

Mums are still 'lending' money to their adult children.Mums are still 'lending' money to their adult children.
Mums are still 'lending' money to their adult children.
Mothers are more likely than fathers to continue giving their children cash handouts after they have grown up, a survey has found.

One in six (17%) mothers with adult children say they lend them money, compared with around one in 10 (9%) fathers, Nationwide Building Society found.

And 16% of mothers with adult children still cook and bake for them, compared with 2% of fathers.

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Some 15% of mothers still wash or iron their fully-fledged offspring's clothes, as do 1% of fathers.

Fathers are, however, more likely to pass on DIY expertise to their adult children, with 11% doing this, compared with 4% of mothers, the research among 2,000 people found.

The research was released ahead of Mother's Day on March 26.