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QLD New Zealand Debt Collectors Collecting Credit Card Debt in Australia?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Kellie30, 10 September 2015.

  1. Kellie30

    Kellie30 Member

    10 September 2015
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    Hi, I am an Australian citizen who lived in New Zealand for a while and owes money to a bank in New Zealand for a credit card debt. I am wanting to know if they can come across the ditch and claim this money off me through debt collectors or send a letter to my boss and get them to take money out of my pay?

    From a very concerned solo parent
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    Hi there,

    An agreement is in place between Australia and New Zealand which allow people in either country to:
    • commence court proceedings against a person in the other country;
    • require a person in the other country to give evidence; and
    • register and enforce a civil court judgment in the other country.

    So yes it is possible, however whether or not they will track you down is another story.

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