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