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I Was an International Student in the UK But Left the UK Owing Debt. – Hemant

“Dear Jon, I was an international student in the UK between 2000-2004. I used credit cards and took a loan with a bank, totalling around £6000 and did not pay this amount. Now, I want to visit the UK for a couple of days and I want to know if I my dept in the UK will lend me into ... Read More »

    I’m a Student at a UK University But Being Chased for UAE Debt

    “Dear Jon, I’ve pending loan in UAE , Due to lose of my last JOB I’had to exit UAE , Now am a student in UK university and doing part time job in company here and I’m a Indian national. Now my problem is bank has chased since then i left UAE and stayed back in my country for few ... Read More »

      I Live in Italy But Still Owe Debt in the UK. Will I be Arrested if I Return to the UK? – Louise

      “Dear Jon, I left the UK 8 years ago and now live in Italy. When I first arrived in Italy I carried on paying my debts which consisted of a bank loan, credit cards and catalogues. Unfortunately due to financial problems I was unable to carry on paying the debts in the UK and ended up walking away from them. ... Read More »

        The Aberdeen City Council in the UK is Issuing Me Parking Tickets. – Graeme

        “Dear Jon, just recently received a parking fine from aberdeen city council. after attaching your ‘legal notice’ ticket that prohibits anyone attaching anything to my car without prior written consent, i recently had a parking ticket attached to my car in aberdeen while the vehicle was parked on a quiet street and causing no obstruction. my question is, ‘what do ... Read More »

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

          “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?

            “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 »

              I Have Debt I Owe in the UK. Do You Think it Will Ban My Travel From the EU and UK? – Aynaz

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              “Dear Jon, Left uk with 1000£ dept to uni,what can I do I have studied half a semester in uk but left after 2 months and didnt fill that form that I want to leave uni cause i was not sute .after xmas holiday uni mailed me that i have to pay 1000£ for the rest of the semester I ... 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’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 »

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