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In a new blog post, the CFPB tells borrowers, that in response to its solicitation of borrower “stories” about problems with student loans, it has heard “about problems related to enrolling in income-driven repayment plans...more
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The Treasury Department’s notice and request poses 14 detailed questions to gather public information concerning the role of marketplace lending in the financial services industry.
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