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NSW Am I Legally Responsible for Debt in My Old Name?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Blazing, 16 March 2016.

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  1. Blazing

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    A debt company bought a debt from a bank which is under my previous name over 5 years ago and which was listed previously on my credit file. It has just recently dropped off. I was paying this debt until Dec 2015, but can no longer afford it. I last spoke to the company in Nov 2015.

    A company is now calling and using my previous name when asking to speak to me but as I have legally changed my name. I am refusing to identify myself under my old name.

    As I have changed my name, am I still legally responsible for the debt? Can it be relisted on my credit file?
     
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  3. Tim W

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    Yes, you are.
     
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