Travel And Leisure High Listing Of Corporate Credit Ratings In Flux Throughout Pandemic

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Student borrowers sue over ‘illegally damaged’ credit scores amid coronavirus pandemic

Consumer advocates are suing federal student loan servicer Great Lakes, VantageScore Solutions, and three credit reporting agencies over failure to stop reporting borrowers’ credit despite the federal government announcing that it would suspend credit reporting.

“During a national pandemic, these companies illegally damaged the credit of millions of people,” SBPC Executive Director Seth Frotman said in a statement. “For too long, the student loan system has crushed borrowers when they slip up, while industry has received a free pass when it harms millions. Borrowers deserve justice.”

The class action suit was filed on Wednesday evening by law firm Towards Justice, Berger Montague, with support from the Student Borrower Protection Center, against Great Lakes (NNI), Equifax (EFX), TransUnion (TRU), Experian (EXPN.L), and agencies owned by VantageScore Solutions in the United States District Court’s Northern District of California.

A graduate wearing a mask, cap and gown amid the coronavirus pandemic on May

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‘Avoid using credit cards as a piggy bank’

Legendary investor Warren Buffett had some advice for the millions of Americans with credit card debt.

“I think people should avoid using credit cards as a piggy bank to be raided,” the chairman and CEO Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) said during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting. 

Buffett recalled that a woman had come to see him some time ago — a friend of his — to ask what she should do with some money she had just come into. 

“She said what should I do with it? And I said, what do you owe on your credit card?” Buffett recalled. “And she said, well I owe X. And I said, what you should do — I don’t know what interest rate she was paying but … it was something like 18%.”

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Fed is tangled in a ‘spaghetti bowl’ of credit risk

The Federal Reserve is going to have a tough time unwinding the credit risk it’s absorbing amid the novel coronavirus, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian told Yahoo Finance in a new interview.

El-Erian told Yahoo Finance’s On the Move on Thursday that the central bank’s willingness to backstop the high-yield corporate debt market presents challenges to the Fed’s credibility and independence.

“We’re going to come out of this with a massive entanglement of both the Fed and the government in private sector activity,” El-Erian said, comparing the tie-up to a “spaghetti bowl.”

As businesses remain shuttered across the country, the Fed has opened up nine liquidity facilities in an effort to prevent a seizing up in markets ranging from U.S. Treasuries to municipal debt. 

14 February 2020, Bavaria, Munich: Mohamed Aly El-Erian, former CEO of the Pacific Investment Management Company, speaks on the first day of the 56th Munich

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Discover CEO says credit card company is helping consumers deal with coronavirus financial stress

Credit card companies and banks are always quick to get a verbal lashing from consumers upset over excess fees and other penalties incurred to access their cash.

But amidst the coronavirus, a good number of the major card issuers are in fact stepping up to offer their customers — likely dealing with job loss and general anxiety — forms of financial relief. Take payments platform Discover Financial Services (DFS).

The $10 billion market cap Discover has allowed customers to defer payments on various loans and removed early withdrawal fees for those with CDs. For small business owners, Discover has helped to facilitate PIN-less transactions as shoppers no longer want to touch keypads.

“We are clearly getting a lot of demand from customers calling us to extend their payments. I think there is tremendous uncertainty out there in terms of how much impact all of the government stimulus will have to

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