The CFPB filed a complaint last week in a California federal district court against several companies and individuals involved in offering student loan debt relief services for allegedly obtaining consumer reports unlawfully, charging unlawful advance fees, and engaging in deceptive conduct.  (Several companies and individuals are named only as “relief defendants” for having allegedly received

New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Superintendent, Linda A. Lacewell, recently wrote an Opinion Article in the New York Daily News, addressing the student lending industry. According to Lacewell, the Trump administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have “dismantled critical consumer protections available to students” and “gutt[ed]” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s student lending

The CFPB announced it has entered into a consent order with Student Aid Institute, Inc., a student debt relief company, and its chief executive officer.  The order settles charges that the company and CEO violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Consumer Financial Protection Act prohibition of unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices, and Regulation