in 1999 i was student in London, UK. I had a NatWest credit card and when I left (1999) i owed 300(three hundred) GBP.I returned to my country and I send money a couple of times to my account which was linked to my credit card to pay the debt.I send the last on 2002 but due to interests the amount was something around 500 gbp ( i think).now (2012) i want to go back to london for a couple of days. will i get arrested? i called today the bank (sunday)but they told me to call tomorrow to speak to their collection office.
i want to go back to london for a couple of days. will i get arrested? i called today the bank (sunday)but they told me to call tomorrow to speak to their collection office.
thank you in advance”
No you will not be arrested just because you owe a debt to NatWest or anyone. Just owing someone money is not a crime in itself.
So perish the thought, and don’t worry about coming back to London.
When you speak to the bank, you may want to inquire if they even still have the debt on their books, or if they gave up trying to contact you. If they have had no contact with you for over six (6) years, the debt can be statute barred, which means it is no longer owed.
I hope this helps.
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