Even with the tightening lending conditions, there’s still hope for expatriate loan defaulters who have once fled the country to return to the emirates without getting arrested at the airport.
Runaways can return to the UAE for work without landing behind bars. But first, they need to get in touch with their creditor, and, if an arrest warrant has been released or a case is still pending, they need to wipe their records clean.
Nearly half of residents in the UAE are still in debt, while a significant number are failing to save money, according to figures from Payfort.
The company owned by Amazon revealed in a report published this week that about five in ten people in the UAE (46.7 per cent, or approximately 4.3 million of the population) have fallen into debt, while 12.8 per cent are actively looking for a loan.
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Any individual has a right to file a claim against a bank as long he/she has sufficient documents to prove his/her right against the said bank. Documents such as emails from the bank, statement of account, or any such correspondence would suffice.
At the time of David Oliver’s arrest for unpaid debt in the UAE, he had no idea he was in trouble. In fact, he says he did not even realise his payments had stopped.
Sleeping on a plane during a stop off in Dubai from Bahrain to Kathmandu last October, the 62-year-old was woken by an announcement to identify himself. He quickly realised why. Once he was escorted off the plane he was arrested by the police. He is now being treated in a Dubai hospital because of a mental illness and cannot return home because of his outstanding debt of Dh335,000.