I’m a U.S. Resident Living in New Zealand With U.S. Student Loan Debt. – Tess

“Dear Steve, I have a BS in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and am just now finishing up my medical degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. (Finish Nov 9) I ended up taking out some private loans during my undergrad as my parents were against PLUS loans, and I … Read more

New Zealand Credit Card Fraudster Targets Rich

A craft New Zealand man found an efficient way to commit credit fraud, he allegedly targeted the neighborhoods of people well off and took credit cards out of the mail. Adam Matthew Brown has been charged with 300 counts of credit card fraud after allegedly taking credit cards from 12 people living in the upscale … Read more

I Left the UK and My Debt Behind and Moved to New Zealand. Now I Want to Return. – Maria

“Dear Jon, I left the UK to emigrate to New Zealand nearly 6 years ago. I am a uk citizen by birth. I left with debt in the uk and although initially continued paying this, due to financial reasons it became too difficult to manage this debt and set up the new life in NZ. … Read more

I’d Like to Get My British Passport Back. I’m in New Zealand and Left Debt in the UK. – Nicola

“Dear Jon, Hello Jon, I have a similar situation to a previous enquirer. I left the UK in 1995 and had about 3k worth of debt. I was extremely ill and was diagnosed schizophrenic in New Zealand. I was hospitalized in NZ a year later in 1996. I only meant to stay in NZ for … Read more

What happens to your U.S. debt if you were to move to another country? – Jazz

I’m am 30 years old, and became very ill back in 2008, right during my senior year in college. Ended up defaulting on my student loans and credit cards because I was in the hospital for so long. However, I am also engaged to marry a New Zealand citizen, and was wondering if I were … Read more

FTC Gives APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules Thumbs Up For Consumer Information Protection

Yesterday, President Obama and representatives from other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies met to discuss consumer cross-border data privacy protection at a meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting focused on the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules, a new initiative to harmonize safe data sharing across country borders and enhance the protection of consumer data that moves … Read more

Will Our Flooded Home in New Zealand Prevent Us From Buying a Home in the UK? – Debbie

“Dear Jon, Moved to NZ in 2006, allowed to take out large mortgage, which we can no longer honour. Unfortunately had a flood 3 months ago, lower part of property got soaked and wrecked, still waiting for insurance to sort this out!!!! Had someone to rent house, would have just covered mortgage, we were going … Read more

I’m Drowning in Debt in New Zealand and South Africa. – Drowning

“Dear Steve, 50yr female, 2weeks back in South Africa; 2years out of SA; made redundant few mths after obtaining work+work permit in NZ; unable to obtain work+renew work permit; borrowed money in SA to go + borrowed in NZ for airfare back home. Job hunting now; pennyless; no possessions; living off relative. Suffers from Osterich … Read more

Creditor Jurisdiction Overseas – Jonny

“Dear Steve, Moved overseas to New Zealand a couple years ago. Went overseas with about $8000USD in credit card debt. I’ve tried to pay it off but a couple “life accidents” with employers have left me at about the same amount. I’m setled in the South Pacific and have no intention of returning to the … Read more