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Daily Digest – July 20. Member Profile: Getting To Know Leslie Bender; New York AG Opens Investigation Into Student Loan Collection Practices

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MEMBER PROFILE: GETTING TO KNOW LESLIE BENDER

  • The cat is out of the bag. What was a secret, until now, is that Leslie Bender tracks how much she walks in a year and then tries to beat that total. This year, she has already walked 2,300 kilometers (more than 1,400 miles), and should easily surpass the 2,700km (1,700 miles) she walked last year. For someone who is one of the most respected members of the ARM industry, she has definitely walked a mile in many people’s shoes. Read on to learn more about Leslie.

NEW YORK AG OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO STUDENT LOAN COLLECTION PRACTICES 

  • The attorney general of New York has opened an inquiry into the collection practices of the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts. The initial inquiry calls for a copy of every lawsuit that the company has filed against a student in New York over unpaid student loans. Earlier in the week, it was reported that the company may not have the proper paperwork to document its ownership of $5 billion of the $12 billion in student loans that it oversees.

GYM CHAIN TOLD TO STOP CHARING EXCESSIVE CANCELLATION FEES

  • The attorney general of Michigan has issued a cease-and-desist letter to a chain of fitness facilities, after it was reported that the company was charging excessive cancellation fees for individuals, and placing some of those unpaid debts with collection agencies.

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