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Can My Creditor in the UAE Pursue Me for a CCJ in the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I Left Dubai in 2009 after 18 months there. I left a unpaid loan and am now being persuade for it in the UK. I am in the process of going to county court as they try to get a CCJ against me even though I have offered them a settlement of almost all the debt. There case ... Read More »

Can My Dubai Debt to First Gulf Bank be Enforced Against Me in Scotland?

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“Dear Jon, I have debt in Dubai, now living permanently in Scotalen and have received the below letter text – can they enforce in UK? specifically Scotland? Has anyone successfully defended a case like this? I’m sure there are many examples but I can’t find any positive or negative – any advice appreciated, Dear Sir Indebtedness to First Gulf Bank ... Read More »

Will I be Arrested for Overpayment of UK Tax Credits at the Border?

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“Dear Jon, I left the UK in June 2011 to live in the USA. I was in receipt of Tax Credits the previous tax year. They continued to pay me until July even tough I wrote to them telling them I was moving. I think I now have an overpayment. I am returning to England this year for a short ... Read More »

Can Halifax Bank in the UK Keep Me Out of the Country? – Niko

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“Dear Jon, I owe UK Halifax bank £2,000, I now live outside the UK. I do not have UK passport. Will I be denied Visa if I try to enter back into the UK? The VISA I usually get is a 6month visa on entry as I am a common wealth citizen (Belize country). Thank you very much for your ... Read More »

I’m an International Student in the UK With Debt. – Ali

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“Dear Jon, I am an international student in the UK. I will leave the UK next week with 3k debts divided between Santander master card and Barclaycard and Vodafone contract. I am just worried and wondering would these creditors chase me in my home country (in Africa)? And also, does the university where i have been studying in the UK ... Read More »

Can I Be Made Bankrupt in the UK for UAE Debt?

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“Dear Jon, Returned from UAE 18 months ago due family illness ,had a credit card loan which I was paying off but due to the urgency of Illness left to come home. Since return home have been unable to work so cannot pay back. Have recently received a UK solicitors letter to mothers address threatening proceedings through a Northampton court ... Read More »

Will I Be Able to File a Debt Relief Order in the UK from South Africa?

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“Dear Jon, I am currently on mat leave and have just recieved my final months smp. I will not be returning to work and will be a stay at home mum. We have temporarily moved to South Africa from the uk as my boyfriend has been offered work – we aren’t sure if this is permanent yet. We do not ... Read More »

Credit Card Fraud Protection in Australia, UK and the US

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In Australia, United States and United Kingdom, credit card use appears much the same. The names are familiar – Amex, MasterCard and Visa are the dominant players in all three markets. But the card issuers responsibilities to consumers aren’t quite equal. While U.K .and U.S. consumer protection schemes have convened into a general code for credit card users across the ... Read More »

I’m in South Africa and My Husband Won’t Take Over the Property After Our Divorce

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“Dear Steve, My ex husband and I were divorced on 21 May 2010. All bond and levy payments were made up to date at the time of our divorce. He was difficult and refused to sell and wanted to keep the property at the time of the divorce. My attorneys Riekie Erasmus advised that the settlement agreement be drawn up ... Read More »

Government Suggests Restricting Access to Credit to Prevent Problem Debt

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Singapore’s financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, is suggesting a new way to prevent people from slipping into debt. The suggestion, don’t give some people access to credit. According to the suggestions, lenders would not be allowed to make unsolicited offers to increase credit limits and consumers that are 60 or more days delinquent will not be allowed to ... Read More »

HSBC Decides to Participate With Standard Chartered Bank in UAE Debt Settlement Fund

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HSBC bank in the United Arab Emirates has elected to participate in a plan to settle or write off debts owed by UAE citizens. Until now the ability for people to deal with their debts in the UAE without going to jail, has been limited. And while this approach to assisting people with problem debt in the UAE is a ... Read More »

Watch Out Mexico, Here It Comes

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Consumer debt is expected to robustly rise in Mexico through 2013, according to Citigroup’s Mexican Banamex. Banamex is Mexico’s second largest banking company and is expecting heavy growth in consumer demand for mortgages, credit cards, and payroll loans. Banamex, which supplies around 12% of Citigroup’s annual net profit and is Mexico’s second-biggest bank, grew its credit portfolio by 14% on ... Read More »

AKPK in Malaysia Using Powerful Debt Management Programme to Save Debtors

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AKPK, Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit, in Malaysia is part of the central bank of Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia and offers help and assistance to people facing financial trouble. Along with financial counseling the organization also offers a debt management programme (DMP). Unlike a U.S. DMP, the AKPK DMP is developed based on available cash flow and not creditor demands. ... Read More »

We Buy Houses Ploy Raising Concerns in Australia Now

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We’ve seen the We Buy Houses signs. You know, those ubiquitous signs on yard stakes and nailed to light poles that claim cash is waiting for your home. The way the business plan works is that investors can find desperate people, called “Don’t Wanters” who they can buy their house for less than it is worth and either flip the ... Read More »

Individual Voluntary Arrangements Trapping People Over Payment Protection Insurance

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Brits in Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) are finding that even after they have spent five years repaying their debt through the binding debt repayment approach they are still stuck in the IVA and can’t get out. As part of the IVA process in the UK, consumers are told they must file a claim for overpayments of payment protection insurance (PPI) ... Read More »

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