Can Judge & Priestley Really Collect a UAE Debt From Me in the UK?

Question: Jon, Received an email from Judge & Priestley saying there client Emirates NBD bank in Dubai is chasing me for an unpaid credit card. I haven’t acknowledged or rang j&p to discuss. Can they legally pursue me and can they demand payment even though the debt is in UAE? Please can you advise if … Read more

Do I Need to Worry About Being Arrested When I Enter Dubai Because of My Old Debt?

Question: Dear Steve, Hi there I left Dubai in 1998 with a debt of around 15000 GBP; I was in a dreadful situation personally, my wife and I pregnant and my employer is quite difficult. We left on vacation and didn’t return. As my passport was being withheld, as is Policy I believe, yet felt … Read more

Can I Be Chased to Australia Because of My Debt in Another Country?

Question: Dear Jon, I have a debt of 20,000 aed in Dubai. I moved to Australia last year. Now a debt collection agency from Dubai contacted my employee in Australia to confirm my contact details. Is it possible for them to take legal action in Australia or hand over the debt to an agency in … Read more

Bank Comes Back 8 Years Later in Dubai and Demands Payment for Paid Debt

Question: Dear Jon, I had a credit card debt with nbd which I settled in 2008, got a receipt and my original security cheque back. 8 years after paying what the bank asked me to pay, I had been contacted by a debt collection agency in Dubai demanding an astronomical amount based on this old … Read more

I’ve Been Good About Making My Payments But They Are Threatening to Sue – Nasir

Question: Dear Steve, I have FGB credit card,the limit is only 9000 aed and I have it from almost 7 years, and last 3 months I haven’t made a payment because of no job. They are emailing me that if I didn’t make a payment the will file a case, they just email me not … Read more

Will I Be Charged With a Crime for Not Paying My Debt in the UAE? – Paul

Question: Dear Steve, I am a US citizen. I worked for a company called Ammroc. I left for the states do to serious family issues. It states in Ammroc policy that the company will terminate me if I don’t show to work for 7 consecutive days that I will be terminated. Being that the bank … Read more

How is My Lender in Dubai Calculating My Interest I Owe? – Maria

“Hi Jon, I applied for a personal loan from Dunia Finance in 2014 amounting 35,000AED and my monthly due is 1,695AED. From what I remember I agreed to pay it within 30 months. I don’t usually open the bank statements they are emailing me, but last month I checked and I am surprised to see … Read more

Can A U.S. Collection Company File Criminal Charges Over Dubai Debt? – Jose

“Dear Jon, I left Dubai with a loan amounting to almost £20,000 and right now I’m in the united states. Now Bilkish emailed me and found out where I work and also sent mails to my new employer threatening to file criminal charges against me, how will they do it if I’m here in the … Read more

What You Need to Know About Collectors Chasing You in The UK for UAE Debt

When you move outside of your native country you are said to be an expatriate of the country you are moving from. Many UK citizens move to various places around the world, some for work, some just to escape our weather. And one of the places many Brits move off to is the UAE. And … Read more

A Company is Trying to Collect on a 10-Year-Old Debt From the UAE

[one_fifth_last] “Dear Jon, I left the UAE Dec 2005 and had all clearances from all banks I did business from. Last month EmiratesNBD said I owed them a loan of 100,000 dhs. I do not even remember taking a loan out from them as I never had an account bank account with Emirates Bank. I … Read more