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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.

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  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 Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    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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