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My ex-partner acquired a NZ student loan debt of approx $35k
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I have a query about NZ student loans. Not yet. I currently
Not yet. I currently live in the UK and have recently received a letter from CCI credit management asking to contact them regarding my student loan, which I have not had a chance to start repaying. … read more
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My son would like to pay off his student loan, but the
My son would like to pay off his student loan, but the interest and late penalty charges are crippling and so there is no end to it. Yes he is overseas and was paying lump sums until 2015 but due to a… read more
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I live in the UK. I have a student loan debt in NZ. which I
Hi there. Yes. I live in the UK. I have a student loan debt in NZ. which I have never been able to pay any back as I have never earned enough to do so. I recently received a letter from a collection a… read more
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Just been contacted by Baycorp (I live in Australia) on
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I have an outstanding student loan debt to nz and want to
hi there, I have an outstanding student loan debt to nz and want to know how I can find out if there is a warrant for my arrest? … read more
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I am a american citizen living in america the last 6 years.
Hello I am a american citizen living in america the last 6 years. I have a nz student loan of $12,000 + interest and penalties. I have not made a payment since I left. My question is if I were to trav… read more
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I have a NZ student loan from 12 years ago. I have not made
Hi I have a NZ student loan from 12 years ago. I have not made any repayments. It is now at $120,000. I have lived in Australia for the past 12 years. I am mentally ill and earn no more than $50,000 a… read more
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Can you please advise me if the NZ Limitations Act applies
Can you please advise me if the NZ Limitations Act applies to NZ student loans when there is no contact with IRD between 2001 and 2013… read more
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I am a NZ citizen living and working in Europe, been away for
I am a NZ citizen living and working in Europe, been away for about 7 years and just found out about the new Student Loan arrest laws. Is fair to say i'm quite worried. Before I left I worked for abou… read more
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Hi there. I am a kiwi who has been living in Australia for
Hi there. I am a kiwi who has been living in Australia for the past 13 years. I am still a new Zealand citizen however. I have just found out I have an outstanding debt with the IRD from a student loa… read more
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Good morning Chris, I have a legal question about my student
Good morning Chris, I have a legal question about my student loan in New Zealand, I wish to pay it lump sum (actual loan: $49k and $29k (penalty/arrears/interests etc)), they recently called me and de… read more
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I am a US citizen and an ex permanent resident of NZ. I left
I am a US citizen and an ex permanent resident of NZ. I left NZ over 7 years ago and completely forgot about my $5500 student loan among several other small debts. I have been reading about the IRD de… 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, I left NZ in 2001 with a $27k student loan with it probably
Hi, I left NZ in 2001 with a $27k student loan with it probably being $150k+ with compound interest and penalty charges. The IRD has recently contacted my nominated alternative contact and after readi… read more
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Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and
Hi, I left NZ after graduating back in 1998 to travel and find work relating to my qualifications, as there were very few opportunities in NZ in my field. To cut a long story short, I couldn't afford … read more
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I am living in the USA and owe NZ65,000 in student loans. I
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Can i apply for bankruptcy in NZ, if i live overseas This
Can i apply for bankruptcy in NZ, if i live overseas? This is related to my student loan which may be recalled in full.… read more
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