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    How long before a debt is written off
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    • 23rd Jul 07, 1:44 PM
    How long before a debt is written off 23rd Jul 07 at 1:44 PM
    I know it is bad but about 8 years ago we had a considerable debt with Nat West. We have moved twice since I last had contact with them but I was still paying towards it for a while just never gave them my new address. I didn't clear the debt but anyone else who was chasing me at the time did trace me to my new address and I did redirect the post for a year but never heard anything from Nat West.

    Now I would like to open a basic account with them (the step account) because they are easier for me to get to than the other banks that offer these types of accounts. Will they be able to trace me to that original debt and can they still claim it from me after all this time?

    Thanks for your help
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