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I lived in NZ for 5 years and had a student loan for $8k,
Hi, i lived in NZ for 5 years and had a student loan for $8k, after moving to the UK this has grown to £40k due to the compounded interest. I have no inclination to move back to nz and hold a UK passp… read more
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I have a question on New Zealand bankruptcy. From online
I have a question on New Zealand bankruptcy. From online forums, I have seen a post from a couple of bankrupted people (who are residing in Australia but have a student loan debt in NZ) saying that th… read more
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Is it still the situation that declaring bunkruptcy in NZ
Hi Chris, is it still the situation that declaring bunkruptcy in NZ will wipe a student loan debt? … read more
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I have a large debt to NZ IRD. If I am living in Australia,
I have a large debt to NZ IRD. If I am living in Australia, am I able to apply for bankruptcy in NZ and if so will the assignee have the ability to affect my employment or recover money from my Austra… read more
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Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated
Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated late fees, interest an penalty's as I reside in Australia. I have made only minor repayments and want to know where I legally stand as I… read more
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Hi Chris, i have been reading the various post/comments regarding
Hi Chris, i have been reading the various post/comments regarding having a NZ Student Loan while living in Australia. I too fall into this category; as such i am investigating the options available to… read more
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I have a NZ student loan of $75,000 and have lived in Australia
I have a NZ student loan of $75,000 and have lived in Australia for the last 20 years and am now an Australian citizen. I would like to apply for bankruptcy in NZ to clear this debt as I am unable to … read more
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I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax
I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax bill for last years tax, right now no way to pay it, no other debt except student loan 40k. Best thing accountants have suggested is to decla… read more
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Hi Chris, So, I saw in your reply to "NZer in US - impending
Hi Chris, So, I saw in your reply to "NZer in US - impending bankruptcy" your statement that the Official Assignee only has jurisdiction over your NZ assets. Is that right? I'm now at an end of trying… read more
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Hello, I am an Australian citizen residing in Australia,
Hello, I am an Australian citizen residing in Australia, but I have an unpaid NZ student loan. I have had no contact with IRD NZ for 12 years now. Until, that is, I recieved a letter from a debt colle… read more
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Hello, Im a kiwi living in Aust. In the mid 90s I accumulated
Hello, I'm a kiwi living in Aust. In the mid 90s I accumulated student debt of about 30k. I left in 98 & never paid anything. 15y on & I received a letter requesting contact. I'm guessing that 30kx15y… read more
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Hi there I live in the UK and have a question about my out
Hi there I live in the UK and have a question about my out of control student loan. Like many others living abroad for 10 yrs I have stupidly ignored my student loan (about $50000) but honestly i have… read more
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I have a NZ student loan of $24,000. I am a uk citizen (but
I have a NZ student loan of $24,000. I am a uk citizen (but also have an Australian Passport) and have lived in the UK almost all of my life and this is where my family and I are now and we have no in… read more
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Hi I have previously asked a question about NZ bankruptcy
Hi I have previously asked a question about NZ bankruptcy and student loans. I would like to clarify a few issues about declaring bankruptcy from overseas, I am in the UK. In some questions asked abou… read more
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I am thinking about declaring bankruptcy in New Zealand (student
I am thinking about declaring bankruptcy in New Zealand (student loan - a familiar story by now). I am in the UK. I know I can declare from overseas and that I have to declare my assets etc. I am a jo… read more
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Im a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for
I'm a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for the past 3 years. I have a large NZ student loan and am considering bankruptcy. I've seen your previous answers on this topic and have checke… read more
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I left New Zealand over one year ago to work in United Arab
I left New Zealand over one year ago to work in United Arab Emirates. I am a British passport holder with a New Zealand residency (I lived in NZ for 8 years). I built debt over the last 3 years in NZ … read more
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Hi, I am NZ Citizen moved to Aussie last year. I have a
Hi, I am NZ Citizen moved to Aussie last year. I have a residential property in Auckland which has a mortgage(if mortgage sale happens at this stages it is going to be the difference of $90000)I had t… read more
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