As recently reported, the Washington, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) published a Bulletin in late April reminding those who service student education loans in the District of Columbia of their obligation to file an annual report. The DISB has now released the required forms for both the 2018 and 2019 filings.… Continue Reading
The Washington, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) has published a Bulletin reminding those who service student education loans in the District of Columbia of their obligation to file an annual report.
Section 3014 of the DISB’s regulations, finalized August 10, 2018, requires that a licensee submit an annual report, on or before January 30 and in a form prescribed by the Commissioner, describing the number of student loans sold, assigned, or transferred during the preceding calendar year and any other information required by the Commissioner.… Continue Reading
The Student Loan Servicing Alliance, a trade group representing student loan servicers, has sued the District of Columbia to enjoin the operation of Law 21-214, the Student Loan Ombudsman Establishment and Servicing Regulation Amendment Act of 2016. The Act, which became effective February 18, 2017, established a student loan ombudsman within the D.C.… Continue Reading
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) has announced a change to the way it calculates a controversial annual assessment fee on student loan servicer licensees. The change was made on December 26, 2017 through the adoption of revised emergency rules under the Student Loan Ombudsman Establishment and Servicing Regulation Amendment Act of 2016.… Continue Reading
California and the District of Columbia have recently released regulations under their respective student loan servicing laws. Each is taking comments on its regulations, but whereas California has merely issued proposed regulations, the District of Columbia has issued emergency regulations that are currently in effect. A brief summary of the regulations and their effective dates appears below, with links to more detailed discussions that also note the extraordinarily small number of complaints to the CFPB from residents of these jurisdictions as well as the bizarre economic impact of these licensing regimes, which will effectively result in the Department of Education paying the administrative expenses incurred by states asserting the authority to supervise federal student loan servicers.… Continue Reading