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Did you get a notice that your student loans are transferring to a new servicer? Learn more about what this means for you

Many federal student loan borrowers will have their loans transferred to a new servicer. If your loans are currently being serviced by FedLoan Servicing or Granite State, this article can help you prepare for the transition to a new servicer.

Category: Director's notebook | Category: Info for consumers |
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Mientras las protecciones expiran, la nueva normativa para la administración hipotecaria busca reducir las ejecuciones que sean evitables

En efecto desde el 31 de agosto del 2021, la nueva normativa les exige a los administradores hipotecarios ofrecerles a los propietarios, oportunidades reales para evitar el “foreclosure” y mantenerse en sus viviendas, mientras algunos programas federales de aplazamiento comienzan a expirar.

Category: Data, research, and reports |
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Credit access declined during the pandemic for credit cards, but increased for mortgages and auto loans

This post is the fifth in a series documenting trends in consumer credit outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to new credit cards has decreased, but access to mortgages and auto loans has increased since the start of the pandemic.

Category: At the CFPB |
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The Bureau continues to fight to help alleviate housing insecurity through its Tech Sprint Program

As part of CFPB’s continued effort to combat housing insecurity and promote racial equity, the Bureau is partnering with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead a tech sprint on post-pandemic housing challenges. We are asking participants to develop innovative digital tools to raise visibility of housing assistance resources focused on alleviating challenges faced by those with housing insecurity and aiding the connection of housing insecure households and the small landlords that serve them to those providing aid.

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Credit card limits are rising for most groups after stagnating during the pandemic

This post is the fourth in a series documenting trends in consumer credit outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit card limits stagnated or declined for most credit score groups early in the pandemic, but have been rising in recent months. Despite a spike in accounts closed by creditors at the start of the pandemic, accounts are not being closed at unusual rates.

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Higher education emergency grants available for college students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

If you were a college student enrolled in an eligible college or university on or after March 13, 2020, you may qualify for emergency financial aid grants that can be used to cover expenses or costs from food, housing, course materials, technology needs, health care, child-care expenses, or money owed to your school.

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Las protecciones federales a la vivienda han terminado. Sepa cómo evitar la ejecución y el desalojo

Algunas de las protecciones federales que fueron establecidas para proteger a los propietarios de vivienda del “foreclosure” o ejecución financiera, y a los inquilinos del “eviction” o desalojo durante la pandemia del COVID-19, terminaron el 31 de julio. Si usted tiene problemas para pagar su renta o hipoteca, es importante que actúe ahora para prevenir la ejecución o el desalojo.

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Credit card use is still declining compared to pre-pandemic levels

This post is the third in a series documenting trends in consumer credit outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic disruption of the pandemic does not appear to have caused consumers to run up large credit card balances. The opposite seems to be the case, since April 2020, credit card balances and utilization rates have continued to decline, and the share of credit card borrowers that carry a balance rather than pay in full have also declined.