Individual stories tend to get lost when stories are told on a massive scale. Reporting on student debt as a $1.5 trillion problem is like watching buildings being crushed by Godzilla in scenes of sweeping destruction – the focus is on the giant monster and not the impact on the individuals caught in the chaos. Now, a new type of education finance option, known as the Income Sharing Agreement...
Last week, Joseph Cioffi moderated a panel on valuation and trends in student loan securitizations at the iiBig 11th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium. Below, he provides key takeaways from the conference and shares insights from his fellow panelists:
Success stories of marketplace lending in consumer credit markets are plentiful. They provide models of success for lenders seeking to leverage technology to reach underserved markets, but along with the successes, there is a significant legal issue that has impacted marketplace lending of which student loan lenders and investors should be aware.
Take care of your business at home, before searching for greener pastures. It’s a key takeaway from Part One of our interview regarding subprime auto: lenders and servicers with modernized collection and recovery systems have a solid foundation for profitability that should be a requisite before embarking on business development plans.
Like Ali v. Frazier II and III, it’s not much of a rivalry if one side keeps winning the decision.
It’s been said that a war doesn’t determine who is right, but rather, who is left.
It’s back to school time, and there’s so much noise about a student loan crisis that there’s a need to corral all the noisemakers and to gain an understanding of what’s actually going on. Sister Mary Elephant had the right idea when she scolded her classroom to be quiet some 40 years ago.