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I’m in South Africa and My Husband is in Administration But We Need a Loan. – Rene

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“Dear Steve, I need a loan but do not work my husband works for me and he cant apply because he is under adminastration my question is can i apply than he can pay Rene” Dear Rene, I think you live in South Africa. If I’m wrong, let me know. But if your husband is in an administration in South ... 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 »

      I Moved Back to the UK and Contacted About a Debt I Don’t Recognize From 2005. – Jen

      “Hi Jon I have just received a letter out of the blue from a company who say they purchased my debt from a catalogue company. All the letter says is that the account was opened in 2005 and I have had no contact with anyone regarding such a debt in those 7 years. The strange thing is, I paid off ... Read More »

        I’m a Dutch Citizen and Traveling to the UK. Will I Be Arrested for Old Debts? – Debby

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        “Hello, My situation is as follows: I have lived in the UK for around 2 years a few years back and when I left I also left a few different debts: 1) around 250 pounds of council tax 2) 175 overdraft at Lloyds 3) I do not know for sure but it might be possible I owe HMRC regarding my ... Read More »

          SMS Loans. Turning Your Mobile Phone Into a 800 Percent Interest Rate Debt.

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          If you thought payday loans might be a problem, abused, and be too readily available to those that can least afford it, then you need to learn about SMS loans or text message loans. A SMS is a text message sent from a cellular or mobile phone. In some parts of the world, consumers can enter into payday loans just ... Read More »

            UK Woman Kills Self to Avoid Dealing With Debt Problems and Hidden Credit Card Debt

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            From This is Staffordshire: A mother killed herself on the day she thought bailiffs were coming to repossess her home, an inquest heard. Tina Bennett, aged 40, was found by her son Anthony, and husband Michael, at the family home in Kidbrooke Place, Blurton, on May 11 this year. She had hanged herself using the cord from two dressing gowns, ... Read More »

              I Moved to Germany From the UK But Need to Deal With My UK Debt Now. – Jon

              “Dear Jon, I moved to Germany in April. With around £20k of outstanding debt in the UK in a debt management programme which I’m paying. I also left a £1250 overdraft and have fallen into arrears on the mortgage I have on my flat which I currently let to a friend of a friend. The arrears on my mortgage (around ... Read More »

                I Left Debt in Dubai and Now in the Philippines but Headed for a Job in Canada

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                “Dear Steve, I work in dubai for 3 years from 2004 to 2007, then left due to credit cards and personal loans I cannot pay due to high cost of living in dubai, I’m here in the philippines and applying for a job in canada which luckily got an offer and start to process my documents but last week a ... Read More »

                  I’m a Client of a Debt Settlement Company in Canada But Debt Collectors Are Still Calling Me. – John

                  “Dear Steve, Debt settlement company in Canada send a power of attorney via fax to a collection agency, and I am still receiving phone calls as they stated that the debt settlement company is not a lawyer If you hire a debt settlement company in Canada and they forward a power of attorney to the collection agency, does that agency ... Read More »

                    I’m Living in South Africa and Traveling to the U.S. But Have Unpaid NatWest UK Debts. Will I be Arrested at Heathrow? – Warren

                    “Dear Jon, I was living in London in 2004/2005 on a 2 year working holiday visa. I left to come back to South Africa and never closed my Natwest Account or cancelled my vodafone contract (the guy on the customer service line said I can just let the contract run out, it was for 18 months, but he was misled ... Read More »

                      Go Ahead, Take a Guess Which Countries Have the Most Credit Card Fraud

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                      Now here is a study that will probably surprise some people. A recent survey by the Aite Group and ACI Worldwide of consumers who experience credit card fraud found some countries are much more at risk of consumers having their credit cards used fraudulently. As someone who has lived and travelled to many countries outside of the United States, a ... Read More »

                        How Long Will I Have to Go to Jail in the UAE for My Bad Debts? – Darran

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                        “Dear Steve, I have bank loan and cc debt in UAE what is the policy of I dont pay and surrender myself to the jail?how long? And what happens to my debt after that? And would be allowed in the country again to come back did the UAE not putting me ban in Dubai?and also if ever I settled my ... Read More »

                          MBNA UK Offers 20 Month 0% Credit Card. U.S. Consumers – NOPE

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                          Bank of America’s UK subsidiary MBNA has announced a new low-fee MBNA Platinum Credit Card is available for UK consumers exclusively on MBNAs UK website. New customers will receive 20 months at zero per cent interest on balance transfers with the new card, as long as they are made within the first 60 days of opening an account. – Source ... Read More »

                            UK Doorstep Debt Collector Dragged to Car and Robbed at Knife Point

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                            Last week a UK door-to-door debt collector was targeted and robbed with a knife held to her side. The Manchester Evening News is reporting the woman had just left a house and was on the way back to her car in Duchess Street in Shaw at about 8pm on Friday October 12 when she was confronted by a man who ... Read More »

                              StepChange Debt Charity to Become Sexy New Name for Consumer Credit Counselling Service UK

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                              According to news reports, CCCS of the UK, which is not affiliated with CCCS in the U.S. has decided to change their name from Consumer Credit Counselling Service to StepChange. This trademark for StepChange was filed by Foundation for Credit Counselling. On 1 June 2012 this trademark application was filed and on 17 August 2012 the acceptance of this trademark ... Read More »

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