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What happens if you take a loan for 10000 in the UK and then leave for the USA?

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April 02, 2005 3:11PM

A logical guess would be, the person can be held criminally and civily liable for the debt under British law. Entering into a financial contract w/o having intent to repay is a serious offense regardless of the country. It would not be likely the person would be pursued for legal action while in another country's jurisdiction. However, if any property was left behind it can be attached and sold to repay the debt. The person might be charged and taken into custody if they return to the country where the debt is owed. Another factor could be if the debt was incurred at a financial institution that is based or has affiliates in the U.S.