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Should I Be Worried About Bilkish Chasing me in India or the UAE?

Written by Jon Emge

Question:

Dear Jon,

Wanted a piece of advice on below please.

I took bank loan in Oman HSBC in 2014 and left country when I lost the job though paid loan instalment for 6 months only.

In-between Bilkish team from Mumbai Office contacted me in India but somehow it passed on several years., nothing happened to me

And the main issue now is, I am back to UAE and working with a company. And I got a call from Bilkish office from India and later form UAE on my new UAE mobile no. for which rather I surprised/shocked for this. Wondering/wondered how they traced my details and who gave my contact details to Bilkish? Even they came to know about my company as well. And sent a mail to our HR for confirming my working with them and my pay etc.

Our HR director forwarded that mail to me and I replied stating I am in contact with bank.

And than Bilkish guys called me yesterday and asked my plan how I pay the loan amount etc.. But I told them to give me a week time and call back with my proposal/plan for settlement.

So, sir, please help me on below:
– What should be my plan and tell Bilkish for repayment
– What should be my position now since they contacted my company and damaged reputation.
– Whether our company take any action on me? it is personnel, nothing to do with Company, right?
– And whether Bilkish inform HSBC in UAE and create problem?
– Or I shall contact directly to HSBC and request for waiver and settle for less amount? is it possible?

I am in bad situation now and please help what should be my stand ?

Urgent advise is appreciated, sir. please

Thanks, Vaasu

Answer:

Vaasu,

I understand your concerns, and what you can do will depend on a few matters.

Just to address your questions, and sorry to answer questions, with a question::

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* Can you afford to set-up a repayment plan with Bilkish, and what have been their demands regarding payment?

* Reputation aside, you can attempt to request they no longer contact your employer. This is a bullying approach from collection agencies, some countries have laws against this.

* I cannot say or speculate as to if your employer would take action against you; I would hope not. You are correct that the issue is a personal matter, and should not reflect on your work.

* If Bilkish does contact HSBC in the UAE, it my address your question about contacting HSBC directly to work out a repayment plan. Contacting HSBC to see if they can reclaim the account and if you can work out a repayment plan may be better than a collection agency handling it.

The questions will be, how much can you afford to pay? If the collection agency or HSBC do not accept your proposal, or you cannot afford to pay what they demand, we may need to look at this a bit closer.

Let me know in the comments section below.

Regards,

Jon

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5 Comments

  • Hi,
    I have a person loan in UAE of aed 75000. We lost job and due to medical condition of family member we had to came back from uae as survival was Im Possible. I have been writi g email to rak bank fro give me best settlement amount with easy installment but have received no reply from them… Just a payment reminder email from them. Today got email from bilkish Associates uae asking me to pay the overdue to avoid legal actions… Now can you advice how to Deal with it… I I tend to pay but presently I don’t have money .. Bank to give me easy option of settlement in EMI.
    Regards
    Shabana

  • Kaiz,

    You may wish to speak directly to the bank you owe to inquire about the status of the account, and if you are in a position to, set-up a repayment schedule.

    You can work with a collection agency such as Bilkish for payments, but it usually is best to work directly with the originating bank. So speaking to them is your starting point.

    If the bank states they no longer have the account, or for some reason advise you to deal with Bilkish, then that answers your question.

    Are you in a position to repay or attempt to settle the account?

    Regards,

    Jon

    • hi john,

      i have the debt of 25844 in ksa and in 2017 i left the country due to cost cutting in my company and from then i was jobless for 1 year and half now recently i came to dubai and find a new job and i got a call from bilkish on my uae mobile number as i have already asked one of my friend in ksa to approach the bank and find out for settlement but still no reply from the bank so is that ok to proceed with bilkish for settlement as i have read lot of bad reviews about this company could you please advise how to deal with them ?

      Thanks
      Kaiz

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