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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 »

Can I File a DRO From Outside the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I have debt of 10K in UK. I took up these loans thinking I could repay them in due course of time.Although I did paid up for the 3 consecutive loan installment as I was earning. But due to change in visa rules I was forced to leave job and cldnt find another job ultimately I had to ... Read More »

Can Lloyds TSB UK Chase Me Back to India to Collect My Debt? – Enayet

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“Dear Jon, Debts- Lloyds £ 1500, amazon card-£1000, aqua- £500, capital-£200. Now going back to India permanently and not in a position to pay off debts. This is Enayet again. Couple of days ago you advised me to obtain a debt relief order before I permanently go back to India. However as I am leaving immediately it may not be ... Read More »

I Have to Leave the UK and Go Back to India But Will Lloyds and Natwest Chase Me?

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“Dear Jon, Hello I need your advice. I am an Indian citizen and had been living in UK for last 4 years. during these time I had to get some bank loans, credit cards and overdrafts . Now I owe £ 1500 to Lloyds TSB , £1000 to amazon credit card, £500 to Aqua, £ 2500 to Barclays and I ... Read More »

Should I File a Debt Relief Order to Get Rid of My UK Debt? – Marlene

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“Dear Jon, Am in debt and creditors are calling and writing. I am going to file for a debt relief order. I am not working at the moment as I am my mothers carer. She will be going into a home and i need to know after I have filed the dro, can i get out and start work again. ... Read More »

I Moved From the UK. Can I Still Get a UK DRO Debt Relief Order? – Erin

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“Dear Jon, I moved from the UK to the US in January 2012 with UK debts. I lived in the UK for 14 years and plan to now resettle in the USA. Having sought advice on my sitution, I seem to qualify for a DRO based on my financials, but am ensure about the residency requirements? Your article on DROs ... Read More »

Can I Do a Debt Relief Order in the UK From Poland?

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“Dear Jon, Hi, I left U.K. at the end of 2011 because of serious family problem. I am in debt, three creditors, total 9900 pounds ( loan, credit card and overdrawn account). I have repayment plan, 5 pound to each creditor a month. At the moment to send 3×5 pound to each creditor costs 9pound per month. My income is ... Read More »

Can I Move Abroad When on a Debt Relief Order DRO? – Liga

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“Dear Jon, Hi! My friend applied for DRO and it has been approved 2 months ago. He is without job now and been offered job abroad. Is there any restrictions about leaving a country? Couldn’t find nothing about it, just that he must inform Official Receiver about changing adress. Thank you! Is there any restrictions about leaving a country while ... Read More »

I Was On a UK Debt Relief Order and Want to Get It Off My Credit Report. – Simon

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“Dear Jon, Hi, I was on a debt relief order a couple of years ago, it was satisfied about a year ago. On a recent credit report the bankruptcy was on there, also there was one of the debts that I thought had been covered by the DRO. Also the bank say that I cannot close the account as it ... Read More »

I Guaranteed a Loan for My Daughter in the UK. How Do I Deal With This? – Shirley

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“I have debt with about five different companies and owe about 6 thousand pounds, plus i owe money to a bank thanks to my daughter, i do not work as i am registered disabled so i only have the money i get from my benifits i am divorced so have no husband to help me. Please can you help. My ... Read More »

Ireland on the Verge of Joining the Modern World and Proposes to Stop Throwing People in Jail for Debt

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In 2007-2008 I spent a lot of time in Dublin, Ireland helping groups try to put forward reasonable solutions for consumer debt. The reality was Ireland had no bankruptcy law so people were getting tossed in jail, a real modern debtors’ prison situation. I worked on developing the first attempts to help the court understand the value of pro-rata repayment ... Read More »

Debt Relief Orders – The Cheap Way to Legally Stop Collection Calls and Eliminate Problem Debt

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America might be at the forefront of coming up with creative and crafty ways for consumers to extend themselves with credit and debt but real props have to got to the UK for coming up with a great tool to help consumers eliminate problem debt, legally, fully, inexpensively and without bankruptcy. The tool is called a Debt Relief Order. The ... Read More »

It Will Take 93 Years For People to Get Out of Debt

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The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in the UK is saying that based on their recent clients, it will take an average of 93 years for people to get out of debt. The CAB model is unlike anything available in the U.S. Citizens Advice works to provide fee advice to consumers and is supported by funds from the UK government. Citizens ... Read More »

I’m Over My Head in Debt. – Laura

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“Dear Steve, Hi. I’m in just under £3,000 of debt. I really need to get it paid of asap any ideas that could help? Laura” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back debt. – Click Here The Answer ... Read More »

Debt Relief Orders Let Consumers Go Bankrupt Through Credit Counselors

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An interesting new development in the UK is the formalization of a new tool, the Debt Relief Order, to let consumers eliminate their debts under the power of bankruptcy but without all the hassle or cost. For debtors that have less than £15,000 of unsecured debt and no assets, they can go to a credit counselor, who can file an ... Read More »

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