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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 »

                    Load Me Up on Payday Loans Say Some UK Residents

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                    Consumer Credit Counselling Service of the UK is reporting they are seeing more people with multiple payday loans who are contacting them for help. So far in 2012 they say about 2,000 clients have contacted them with five or more payday loans. The numbers got higher, 173 had ten or more as compared to 42 in 2009. With purse strings ... Read More »

                      I Owe Money in the UK and Live in the USA. Creditors Are Harassing My Parents. – Jason

                      “Dear Jon, Owe money in the UK, left the UK about 6 years ago to live in USA. When i first moved to the USA i was getting calls and letters from creditors from the UK, it has almost stopped with there calls until now they have started sending mail to my parents addres in the UK. I have asked ... Read More »

                        Pakistani Woman Owes Me Money in Dubai. – Nava

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                        “Dear Steve, Hi! I am an Indian, I was running a partnership trading company in Dubai. My partner is from Pakistani (lady). In some situation i found her fraudulent activities in the business, so i suddenly closed my company with certain conditions. And I received a personal cheque from Pakistani partner for withdrawing my shares. I have given her much ... Read More »

                          I Left Dubai With Credit Card Debt 6 Years Ago. Now I’ve Been Contacted. – Benramdane

                          “Dear Jon, I need some information’s because i’m very worried about this situation . I left Dubai in 2006 and had credit card debit . Since 6 years didn’t head any news. Until 8 days ago. Some office from Dubai contact my employer ask for my email cause i was in big trouble. Under panic i did contact the person ... Read More »

                            Can I Go Bankrupt in the UK Instead of Germany? – Eward

                            “Dear Jon, Lived in Germany and had business which is goinging into bankruptcy next week owing 400.000 Eur. There are taxes and social costs outstanding and I will be liable for them so I will be forced into personal bankruptcy my lawyer says. I own a house jointly with my wife in Germany which has a mortgage and little equity. ... Read More »

                              I Owe Some UK Banks But Now I Live in Bangladesh. – Anondo

                              “Dear Jon, I have some uk bank creditcards (£3500) and loan £6000. due to unavoida ble circumstances I have to go back to Bangladesh soon and i am not in a position to pay off the debt. i am out of money at the moment. I would like to know whether bank and other credit card companies chase me in ... Read More »

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