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Your Money: 6 Tips for Avoiding the Worst Student Loan Repayment Traps

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, of much wrongdoing. Here’s how to steer clear of problems.

US agency sues nation’s largest student-loan servicer, accusing it of cheating borrowers

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the nation’s largest servicer of student loans Wednesday, alleging that Navient Corp. cheated borrowers, resulting in higher payments for Americans struggling to payback their student loans. The federal consumer agency said that Navient, formerly...

Feds sue student loan giant Navient: What borrowers need to know

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment,” according to a press release Wednesday. Show More Summary

Government sues largest US student loan company for 'failing' borrowers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau believes the country's largest student loan company "systematically and illegally" failed borrowers at "every stage of repayment." Student loan debt is the second-highest level of consumer debt in the country at $1.2 trillion. Show More Summary

Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

Navient made serious mistakes at every step of the loan collection process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a lawsuit.

Feds sue nation's largest student loan servicer, accusing it of cheating borrowers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the nation’s largest servicer of student loans Wednesday, alleging that Navient Corp. cheated borrowers, resulting in higher payments for Americans struggling to payback their student loans. The federal consumer agency said that Navient, formerly part...

CFPB Sues Student Loan Servicer Navient For Failing Borrowers 'At Every Stage'

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Navient, the largest student loan servicer in the country, for cheating borrowers out of rights they have in repaying their student debt. Navient is rejecting these allegations.

More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people over 60 with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.

Your Money Adviser: How to Keep Debt Collectors Honest, and at Bay

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it gets more complaints about debt collectors than anything else.

Your Money Adviser: The Number of Older Student Loan Borrowers Is Rising

Americans who are 60 and older are the fastest-growing group of student loan borrowers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.

Consumers say debt collectors defy requests to stop calling

Three out of four consumers said debt collectors ignored their requests to stop calling, according to a survey released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which detailed “troubling” practices in the multibillion-dollar industry. Consumers told the CFPB that they often felt threatened...

Trump takes aim at Elizabeth Warren's brainchild

Donald Trump and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren sparred throughout the presidential campaign, and now the President-elect is setting his sights on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That's an agency established in 2011. Show More Summary

Good-bye, consumer financial protection, it was nice while it lasted

Popular vote loser Donald Trump is likely to nominate former Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) to replace Richard Cordray at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Huffington Post reports: When he was in Congress, Neugebauer opposed CFPB actions like the first-ever federal rule cracking down on payday loans. Show More Summary

Federal Agency Says Consumers Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors

last weekNews : The Two-Way

A survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that more than 1 in 4 Americans contacted by collectors feel threatened. The bureau is revamping rules for the industry.

Trump Moves Closer To Gutting Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Watchdog

NEW YORK ? Big business and congressional Republicans salivate at the idea of gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Now, President-elect Donald Trump is moving toward what they’ve long wanted: a weak agency that sides with financial predators over consumers. Trump met with former Rep. Show More Summary

New year, new team: CFPB kicks off 2017 with leadership changes

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to battle legal challenges to its single-director organizational structure, the bureau recently added five new members to its executive team...

Two GOP senators want Trump to remove consumer bureau chief Richard Cordray

Two Republican senators are asking President-elect Donald Trump to quickly remove Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, setting up a potential legal and political showdown over the controversial agency. "It's time to fire King Richard," said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)...

TransUnion, Equifax Fined for Misleading Consumers with Credit Scores

Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that's a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don't match the criteria lenders use.

Credit reporting agencies behaving badly

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"... on Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that two of the three major credit-reporting agencies responsible for doling out those scores—Equifax and Transunion—have been deceiving and taking advantage of Americans. Show More Summary

Your Money Adviser: A Settlement Highlights the Complexity of Credit Scores

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said two credit bureaus had deceived customers into buying scores of questionable value. Experts say consumers have multiple scores, not just one.

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