Written by Steve Van Beek
We'll keep this blog post brief as we’ll have additional information on the CFPB reports in future blog posts.
Private Student Loan Report. On October 16th, the CFPB issued a report on private student loans. Here is from the press release:
"Today’s report, which was mandated by Congress, analyzed approximately 2,900 private student loan complaints, comments, and other submissions and input from borrowers. The report found that roughly 95 percent of the complaints are about loan servicing – when borrowers try to pay back their debt or are unable to pay."
Student Loans and Servicemembers. On October 18th, the CFPB issued a report on student loans and servicemembers. Prominent in the report were discusses of student loans and the SCRA:
"Many servicemembers navigate hurdles that may be unnecessary in order to receive the SCRA interest rate cap. Once a borrower has qualified for this interest-rate cap, the SCRA requires the servicer to continue to provide this benefit for the duration of the servicemember’s time on active duty, as reflected in the servicemember’s orders. We have received complaints from servicemembers, on active duty for multiple years, who reported that they were told that their interest-rate cap would expire annually, and were subsequently required to submit additional orders in order to retain this benefit."
NAFCU Closed. NAFCU follows the Federal Government Operating Status and our offices will be closed today due to Hurricane Sandy. NAFCU Members: If you have compliance questions, please email us at email@example.com. If you call, please leave a voicemail and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
For those in and around the Hurricane area, be safe!