Is Your Student Loan Servicer Ruining Your Credit? - Forbes
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%. But nothing was done for the millions of people who have older student loans at 6%, 8%, 10% and even higher interest rates. They were just stuck paying -- and paying and paying." Which is why Warren's bill would allow people to refinance student loans under the current rates.
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Warren: Student loans are a 'one-two punch' for women - UPI.com
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren , the bill's sponsor , positioned the measure as key to reducing a drag on the national economy caused by the $1.2 trillion in student debt held by Americans. "It is a drag on our economy," Warren said. "It's harder for young people to buy homes, to start businesses, and to begin their economic lives." Warren, flanked by fellow Democrats Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who sponsored the equal pay legislation blocked by Republicans last month , Dianne Feinstein of California, Patty Murray of Washington, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Maisie Hirono of Hawaii, called the combination of soaring student loans and paycheck inequality a "one-two punch for women." Although the number varies depending on how it is measured, most studies find women earn between 15 and 33 cents less than men when equally qualified to do the same work. The number for college-educated women, the senators said, is $0.82. "Young women are working hard to build an economic future for themselves," she said. "Right now, they face an extra tax." The Banking on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would allow student borrowers to refinance their loans to 3.86 percent interest -- the level matching the level set by Congress last year for new borrowers and would be paid for by enacting the so-called Buffett Rule that eliminates a tax loophole allowing millionaires to pay low tax rates. "Young women are hit by a double whammy by ever-increasingly high student debt," Mikulski said. "They deserve a fair shot at higher education they can afford." Research has showed that, despite the continued value of holding a college degree, the rising costs have weighed increasingly heavily on America's young people. Rohit Chopra, the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testified before the Budget Committee Wednesday that multiple studies have found student debt has kept an entire generation from buying homes, starting businesses and saving for retirement.
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Median earnings for individuals whose highest degree was a high school diploma totaled $30,000 in 2011, compared to $45,000 for those earning a bachelors degree.  College graduates, on average, earn $650,000 more than those with a high school diploma over the course of a 40-year career.  While a college degree isnt the only route to upward mobility, for many, it represents the most promising path for achieving their full earnings potential. The value of earning a college degree is demonstrable. The cost of earning that degree, however, has become prohibitively expensive for many as college costs have risen. Average tuition at four-year public institutions for out-of-state students reached $22,200 this academic year, and at private universities, average tuition now exceeds $30,000 annually.  Many students leave with a bachelors degree in hand, but burdened with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Worse still, many students leave college without graduating, burdened with debt and lacking the paper credential they had hoped would put them on a path toward middle-class stability or better. Well-intentioned federal policies have failed to drive down college costs.
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RLPC-Rosneft loan going ahead despite UK banks' exit - bankers
How Student Loan Companies CanAccidentallyHurt Borrowers Credit Scores Its the last area that these companies can really impact student loan borrowers these are the companies that report borrowers to the credit bureaus and seek repayment on student loan debt. They can also cause tax nightmares for borrowers because of this. The problem lies in the fact that these companies transfer student loans back and forth amongst themselves all the time. Its not common for a borrower to have their loan transferred two or three times before they graduate. In my case, my student loan originally started with Sallie Mae, and then ended up with FedLoan. When my loan was transferred from Sallie Mae to FedLoan, I had to change all of my automatic payments that I had setup through Sallie Mae those didnt transfer. I also had to re-sign up for online statements so that I could continue to qualify for an interest rate reduction (a hassle, but worth the savings). The trouble is, there is a lag time in these notifications, and you, as the borrower, dont always know where your loan is. In my case, FedLoan processed a payment via the new direct debit I setup, but on their backend, my loan wasnt fully transferred. As a result, they didnt post the payment, and put my loan into delinquency status.
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Student Loan Servicing: The Borrower?s Experience
it is whether we will replace the mandated lead arranger roles," a banker close to the deal said. Rosneft and London-based BP, via a specially created company, are trying to complete the financing which is backed by the Russian group's future oil production. Rosneft, BP and Lloyds declined to comment while HSBC could not immediately be reached for comment. Lloyds is 25 percent-owned by the British government, which has repeatedly condemned Russia over its annexation of Crimea in March and accused it of involvement in a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Moscow denies the charges but Rosneft chief Igor Sechin has been hit by U.S. sanctions as part of a broader move to punish Russia for its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. The loan was launched to banks in late November at $5 billion but progress has been slow and it was reduced to up to $2 billion in April. Bankers said the deal still has enough support from lenders to go ahead despite the loss of Lloyds, which walked away this week followed by HSBC. "All the other banks are still in the deal, I don't think it will have any impact, we are surprised they were there in the first place," a second banker said. In April Royal Bank of Scotland, which is 80 percent owned by the British government, also walked away from a $1 billion club loan for Russian petrochemicals company Sibur.
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CDB to Loan LDK Solar $320 Million
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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