Student Loan Servicing: The Borrower?s Experience
The company has lost a huge amount of marketshare and its billion dollar poly plant remains shut, as it is not economically viable. Improvement in technology has made this plant obsolete and the company has not been generating profits. The companys share were delisted from NYSE and the company sold equity stakes to Chinese state funds for a pittance, as it was desperate to raise cash to run operations. NoteSuntech(STP) has already become bankrupt, with most of its assets sold to Shunfeng. Bankruptcy in China remains a hazy process as state owned funds keep running even zombie companies to protect jobs. LDK Solar (NYSEARCA:TAN)was the largest solar wafer producer and had diversified into all parts of the supply chain. But increasing competition from the like of GCL Poly eroded its competitive position and its huge pile of debt made operations almost impossible.$64 millionof the loan will be used to resurrect the dead poly plant that LDK had built over the last 3-4 years. The plant never ran to even half of its capacity as price of poly went below $20/kg. LDK had no money to improve the equipment. I think it is a bad move on the part of the banks to pour more money into a company that has already defaulted on $3 billion of debt. The company should be sold off to other more capable companies, which can make use of the capital equipment.
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Loan Company Demands Payment, Family Has Proof They Already Paid - ABC News
Technologies have devised some of the best vehicles of all times at the best prices. However, auto financing remains to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the credit business. These days people are buying more cars and online modes of availing loans have expedited the process of availing loans. Loans can now be insured so the fear of bankruptcy has reduced. Get Guaranteed Approval on Pre-Approved Car Loans for Bad Credit In order to avail a loan one must know how to get approved for a car loan. A loan provider will ideally ask for the financial status of a person based on which he will sanction a loan to the applicant. In case of students there is not financial status available. In such cases the student has to be registered with a college or university and based on the chances of employment loans are given to students. There has been an increasing craze among students to become car owners.
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Everyone has role in fighting loan sharks
 Pell Grant funding, which is available to income-eligible students and does not have to be repaid, has more than doubled in real terms since the 2002-03 academic year, increasing from $14.8 billion to $32.3 billion.  Increases in total Pell expenditures are due in large part to increases in the number of grant recipients, which has grown from 4 million during the 1992-93 academic year to 8.8 million during the 2012-13 academic year,  nearly doubling in the past decade. Student debt. Approximately 60 percent of students who earned a bachelors degree during the 2011-12 academic year left school more than $26,000 in debt.  Total cumulative student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion, which, as is often noted, is more than cumulative credit card debt. Increases in College Costs Increases in debt have been driven by increases in college costs. In the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted tuition and fees at private colleges increased by 153 percent; tuition and fees at public universities for in-state students increased 231 percent.  College costs have risen more than health care costsby some estimates, twice as much  and faster than increases in the price of food. Increases in tuition and fees over the past 30 years suggest that growth in federal subsidies such as loans and grants has done little to mitigate the college cost problem. A Better Path Forward In order to make college more affordable, federal policy should do three things: Stop the higher education spending spree; Employ fair-value accounting to understand the cost of federal student loans; and Decouple federal financing from accreditation Stop the Higher Education Spending Spree If history is any guide, continuing to increase federal subsidies will fail to drive down college costs. Some experts and economists even argue that such subsidies enable universities to raise tuition, confident that students will be able to access a virtually open spigot of federal funds. In 2014, the $33 billion Pell Grant program provided grants to 9 million college students, making it the largest share of the federal education budget.
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How to Get Approved For a Car Loan with Bad Credit and No Cosigner? - Business Updates - Dacula, GA Patch
- Jennifer Martens, North Aurora, Ill. Dear Jennifer: If Franz Kafka were alive today, we're thinking this Ocwen story would make a nice plotline: You had your loan servicer unwittingly switched, but you paid your bills. Ocwen's own account statements said you paid your bills, and your bank said you paid your bills and then Ocwen said you didn't pay your bills. And then Ocwen said they could see that you did pay your bills, but they couldn't make their computer say you paid your bills. What a headache. Seriously, though, your account was pretty screwed up. When the ABC News Fixer contacted them about the problem, Ocwen told us they had escalated the case and were urgently trying to fix it. The good news is you had plenty of documentation showing you had made your loan payments on time. It took about a month, but eventually Ocwen was able to get your account properly credited and remove the threat of foreclosure. Robert Kaltenbach, director of Ocwen's office of the ombudsman, told us that everything should be fine going forward, though the company never gave us an explanation for why this happened.
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Making borrowing a crime may discourage borrowers from reporting loan-shark harassment or coming forward to seek help. In turn, this may result in an increase in loan-shark harassment. A better approach would be to partner family service centres and voluntary welfare organisations to educate the public on the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks. In Britain, some primary and secondary schools include this topic in their character and citizenship syllabus. Children are also taught the difference between debt and credit, and how to manage their money wisely. The hope is that the children can share what they have learnt with their parents, who can then make better financial decisions. Of course, parents too have a role to play in educating their children not to take part in loan-sharking activities. They can remind their children of the severity of the offences and intervene if their children display signs of involvement. TV advertisements can serve a similar warning role.
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As Democrats push for vote on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's student loan debt refinancing bill, dozens of groups step up to endorse it | masslive.com
Dubbed the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, as written and introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in early May, the bill addresses two of the Massachusetts Democrat's policy priorities - college debt and the tax rate paid by the wealthy. On Wednesday, several organizations centered on everything from education and lending to labor and progressive activist groups announced they were backing the legislation . "Right now, homeowners can do it. Businesses can do it. Even local governments can refinance their debts when interest rates are low. But most people have no options for their student loans," Warren said in an email to supporters this week. "The idea behind this bill is simple. Last year, Republicans and Democrats came together to lower the interest rates on new undergraduate loans to 3.8%.
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