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Public Prefers Medical Debt Forgiveness to Student Loan Debt Forgiveness: Poll

Account Recovery

With all the talk about medical debt this week as a result of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed medical debt credit reporting rule, it’s perhaps interesting to note that a majority of consumers feel forgiving medical debt is more important than forgiving student loan debt, according to the results of a new poll.

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Discover Selling $10B Student Loan Portfolio to PE Firms

Account Recovery

Discover Financial Services has agreed to sell its private student loan portfolio to investment firms Carlyle Group and KKR for approximately $10.8 Why it matters: This sale marks a significant step in Discover’s efforts to streamline its operations ahead of its pending $35.3 billion acquisition by Capital One.

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Gov’t Cancels $7.4B in Student Loans

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billion in student loan debt relief for nearly 300,000 borrowers, many of whom were signed up for the administration’s new income-driven repayment program. The administration touted that this latest round of relief raised the total loan forgiveness to $153 billion, for more […]

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Cordray Lays Out Changes Coming to Student Loan Servicing Sites

Account Recovery

The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid is planning to release “an entirely new federal student loan servicing environment” in 2024, according to FSA’s chief operating officer, Richard Cordray, who laid out the changes that are coming in a blog post yesterday.

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How to Attract Multiple Generations to Open New Accounts and Apply for Loans

The experiences of every generation are characterized by their behaviors involving finances. Understanding these attitudes and using them to inform marketing messages enables community banks, regional banks and credit unions to better serve their customers.

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CFPB Sues Student Loan Servicer PHEAA for Pursuing Borrowers for Loans Discharged in Bankruptcy

Consumer Finance

The CFPB sued student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency for illegally collecting on student loans that have been discharged in bankruptcy and sending false information about consumers to credit reporting companies.

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Bills Introduced in Congress to Hold Student Loan Servicers More Accountable

Account Recovery

Bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to hold servicers of federal student loans more accountable for their actions and to further protect consumers from lower credit scores and other abuses. The Student Loan Servicers Accountability Act of 2024 is being backed by Sen. Ron Wyden [D-Ore.]

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Exploring the Overlap: Cost Optimization and Digital Transformation

Speaker: Alex Jiménez, Managing Principal, Financial Service Consulting for EPAM

Many US banks are bracing for increased defaults and lower demand for mortgages and other loans as interest rates have increased. Global economic conditions are soft at best. From a budget standpoint, US banks are feeling the pinch. The largest banks have increased reserves to protect against deteriorating economic conditions.