Daily Digest – November 20. FTC Holds Debt Collection Event; Lenders Taking Student Loan Borrowers To Court

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  • The Federal Trade Commission held its third – and final – Debt Collection Dialogue event yesterday. The final event was held in Atlanta and featured speakers and representatives from both the regulatory and industry side of the table. Judging by the initial reaction, the reaction to this event was much like the reaction to the first two events held in Buffalo in June and Dallas in September – that it was great for the FTC to assemble and host the event, but there was little actual progress in getting both sides to work better together.
  • More student loan borrowers are being taken to court for missing their payments, according to a published report. Lenders are playing “hardball,” according to the report, when it comes to getting borrowers to make good on their financial obligations.
  • Student loan debt is playing a much larger role when young Americans decide whether to buy a house, according to a new study.

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