This post is the second in a series documenting trends in consumer credit outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since July 2020, consumers have transitioned out of assistance to varying degrees across all credit products, but a significant share of mortgage borrowers continue to receive assistance.
New Bureau research examines consumer credit trends through April 2021, finding little increase in delinquencies on credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and student loans during COVID-19. Delinquency rates also remain lower than pre-pandemic levels, likely as a result of public and private interventions.
Financial relief and protections for many student loan borrowers, renters, and homeowners has been extended. Here’s what you need to know.
CFPB’s Section for Students and Young Consumers released new podcast episodes. Subscribe today.
GI Bill education benefits are not unlimited, so make sure you have a plan to use them wisely. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ GI Bill Comparison Tool, the Department of Education’s College Scorecard website, and the CFPB’s Your Financial Path to Graduation Tool can help.
¿Es usted el coprestatario de un préstamo estudiantil privado? Le tenemos consejos para que se proteja durante la pandemia del COVID-19
Si es el coprestatario de un préstamo estudiantil privado usted es responsable por cualquier pago omitido. Si usted o el prestatario principal han visto sus finanzas impactadas por el coronavirus, le mostramos pasos para protegerlas, y cuidar crédito durante la pandemia.
If you’ve co-signed a private student loan, you’re financially responsible for missed payments. If you or the borrower have been financially impacted by the coronavirus, here are steps to protect your finances and credit during the pandemic.
Many Americans continue to face economic challenges during these uncertain times. As Consumer Financial Protection Week comes to a close, the CFPB continues to be here for you with resources to explain your rights, options and protections during the coronavirus pandemic.
Even if you’re not sure of your college plans for this fall, it’s a good idea to fill out the FAFSA form as soon as possible.
Los pagos de los préstamos estudiantiles con el gobierno Federal han sido pospuestos y los intereses perdonados. Sepa qué significa esto para sus préstamos.
Tips for staying on top of your finances during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if you’ve dodged income loss or major expenses.
Consejos para que se mantenga al día con sus finanzas durante la pandemia del coronavirus, particularmente si no ha perdido sus ingresos o no ha tenido grandes gastos.
This Data Point uses the Bureau’s Consumer Credit Panel to identify likely users of income-driven repayment and provides descriptive statistics of who these borrowers are and how delinquencies on student loans and other products change after borrowers enroll in these alternative repayment programs.
You might have heard that LIBOR is going away. Here’s what you need to know about LIBOR and adjustable-rate loans.
LIBOR is expected to be discontinued sometime after 2021. Here is information to help consumers understand this market-wide change.
Saving for college is a long-term financial commitment, by consistently putting money away, you’ll feel the reward as you see it grow over time. Here are a few tips to stay motivated.
May 1st was National College Decision Day. Here’s how to compare schools and costs so you make the best financial choices for you and your family.
If you have student loans here are three things to do now to keep your student loans in order.
Over the next few months, parents and students will be exploring options to help pay for college. For many people, how to pay for a college education is one of the first major financial decisions they’ll make. There are many different ways to pay for college. Understanding your choices can help you make the right decision for your situation.
Check your mailbox: Veterans with severe disabilities and student loans should keep an eye out for this
The Department of Education is sending letters to veterans with severe disabilities notifying them that they may be eligible for a tax-free discharge of their outstanding student loans. Here’s what to look for if you’re eligible.
New research report detailing how borrowers are paying off their student loans, what they do after, and what it might mean for their personal finances and the broader economy.
Borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to death or disability will no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans. Now, tens of thousands of disabled veterans and hundreds of thousands of people living with severe disabilities are eligible for new student loan protections.
Use our resources to make more informed decisions when taking out loans.
Seventy percent of new recruits pay $1,200 for GI Bill benefits they likely will not be using. Investing that money in DOD’s new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is probably a better investment.
When military borrowers are not able to get on track for programs like PSLF, they can end up paying tens of thousands of dollars they would otherwise not owe.