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CFPB Proposes Rule to Oversee Nonbank Student Loan Servicers

by Ken Anderson | Mar 15, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule yesterday that would allow it to federally supervise certain nonbank student loan servicers for the first time. The rule would bring new oversight to a rapidly growing market that has seen a rise in borrower delinquency in recent years

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule yesterday that would allow it to federally supervise certain nonbank student loan servicers for the first time. The rule would bring new oversight to a rapidly growing market that has seen a rise in borrower delinquency in recent years.

“The student loan market has grown rapidly in the last decade, and servicers are now facing the stress of an increasing number of delinquent borrowers,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Our rule would bring new oversight to the student loan market and help ensure that tens of millions of borrowers are not treated unfairly by their servicers.”

A copy of the proposed rule can be found at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201303_cfpb_nprm_larger-participants-student-loan-servicing.pdf.

The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposed rule after it is published in the Federal Register.