Rlpc-rosneft Loan Going Ahead Despite Uk Banks’ Exit – Bankers | Reuters

However, they said it was unclear whether the British-based banks would be replaced or the remaining lead arrangers, Deutsche Bank and Bank of China, would push on with completing the syndicated oil-prepayment loan on their own. “There is an extensive bank group including Japanese, Chinese and European banks. The issue is not replacing the money … it is whether we will replace the mandated lead arranger roles,” a banker close to the deal said. Rosneft and London-based BP, via a specially created company, are trying to complete the financing which is backed by the Russian group’s future oil production. Rosneft, BP and Lloyds declined to comment while HSBC could not immediately be reached for comment. Lloyds is 25 percent-owned by the British government, which has repeatedly condemned Russia over its annexation of Crimea in March and accused it of involvement in a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Moscow denies the charges but Rosneft chief Igor Sechin has been hit by U.S. sanctions as part of a broader move to punish Russia for its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. The loan was launched to banks in late November at $5 billion but progress has been slow and it was reduced to up to $2 billion in April.
Puedes ver la version sin traducir en http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/idUSL6N0OM3HS20140605

As Democrats push for vote on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student loan debt refinancing bill, dozens of groups step up to endorse it | masslive.com

Making the right choice means first having access to the right information. To get you started, we have put together a mini-guide for your benefit. Think of it as a checklist of things to consider before you decide to make that down payment on your dream home, or even the commitment towards a home loan. How much will the bank lend me? Generally, you want to be comfortable with a monthly installment that is less than one third of your monthly income. You should also take into account other commitments such as your car loan and/or credit card repayments. Dont over commit yourself with too much debt, have a think about your savings plan and lifestyle spending choices. Choosing the right home loan for you Traditionally, most Malaysian banks have offered either a conventional fixed term loan or flexi-loan. However these days it is not unusual to find banks offering multiple loan packages in which installment plans are tailored to your personal finances.
Puedes ver la version sin traducir en http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/money/2014/06/05/home-loan-basics-for-first-timers/

Is Your Student Loan Servicer Ruining Your Credit? – Forbes

Its not common for a borrower to have their loan transferred two or three times before they graduate. In my case, my student loan originally started with Sallie Mae, and then ended up with FedLoan. When my loan was transferred from Sallie Mae to FedLoan, I had to change all of my automatic payments that I had setup through Sallie Mae those didnt transfer. I also had to re-sign up for online statements so that I could continue to qualify for an interest rate reduction (a hassle, but worth the savings). The trouble is, there is a lag time in these notifications, and you, as the borrower, dont always know where your loan is. In my case, FedLoan processed a payment via the new direct debit I setup, but on their backend, my loan wasnt fully transferred. As a result, they didnt post the payment, and put my loan into delinquency status. But they did take my payment my bank statement and an email confirmation proved it. They just didnt credit it. Needless to say, it took weeks to get it resolved, and it could have potentially damaged my credit score due to having a late payment.
Puedes ver la version sin traducir en http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertfarrington/2014/06/03/is-your-student-loan-servicer-ruining-your-credit/

Home loan basics for first timers | Free Malaysia Today

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Businesses can do it. Even local governments can refinance their debts when interest rates are low. But most people have no options for their student loans,” Warren said in an email to supporters this week. “The idea behind this bill is simple. Last year, Republicans and Democrats came together to lower the interest rates on new undergraduate loans to 3.8%. But nothing was done for the millions of people who have older student loans at 6%, 8%, 10% and even higher interest rates. They were just stuck paying — and paying and paying.” Which is why Warren’s bill would allow people to refinance student loans under the current rates. It would also allow those who have student loan debt through private financial institutions to refinance it under the federal program, under the lower interest rates. In proposing the bill, Warren pointed to a report released by the Government Accountability Office in January which determined that based on the student loans issued between 2007 and 2012, the federal government stood to profit to the tune of $66 billion from the interest alone. “This is $66 billion on just the loans issued during that period.
Puedes ver la version sin traducir en http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/as_democrats_push_for_vote_on.html

Student Loan Servicing: The Borrower’s Experience

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren , the bill’s sponsor , positioned the measure as key to reducing a drag on the national economy caused by the $1.2 trillion in student debt held by Americans. “It is a drag on our economy,” Warren said. “It’s harder for young people to buy homes, to start businesses, and to begin their economic lives.” Warren, flanked by fellow Democrats Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who sponsored the equal pay legislation blocked by Republicans last month , Dianne Feinstein of California, Patty Murray of Washington, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Maisie Hirono of Hawaii, called the combination of soaring student loans and paycheck inequality a “one-two punch for women.” Although the number varies depending on how it is measured, most studies find women earn between 15 and 33 cents less than men when equally qualified to do the same work. The number for college-educated women, the senators said, is $0.82. “Young women are working hard to build an economic future for themselves,” she said. “Right now, they face an extra tax.” The Banking on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would allow student borrowers to refinance their loans to 3.86 percent interest — the level matching the level set by Congress last year for new borrowers and would be paid for by enacting the so-called Buffett Rule that eliminates a tax loophole allowing millionaires to pay low tax rates. “Young women are hit by a double whammy by ever-increasingly high student debt,” Mikulski said. “They deserve a fair shot at higher education they can afford.” Research has showed that, despite the continued value of holding a college degree, the rising costs have weighed increasingly heavily on America’s young people. Rohit Chopra, the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testified before the Budget Committee Wednesday that multiple studies have found student debt has kept an entire generation from buying homes, starting businesses and saving for retirement. Richard Vedder, the director for the Center of College Affordability and Productivity, argued the problem was not mounting debt — at least not directly.
Puedes ver la version sin traducir en http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/06/04/Female-senators-tie-college-loan-push-to-equal-pay/2071401890697/

Warren: Student loans are a ‘one-two punch’ for women – UPI.com

In other words, the four largest student loan programs represent an $88 billion taxpayer-financed subsidy. [15] CBO explains the utility of using a fair-value accounting model to fully understand the cost of federal lending, noting that The government is exposed to market risk when the economy is weak because borrowers default on their debt obligations more frequently and recoveries from borrowers are lower. [16] Fair-value estimates take this market risk into account, and as a result, are a more accurate reflection of the cost of federal student loans. Congress should not expand federal student loans without requiring that fair-value accounting be used to calculate the cost of those loans. Any loan program should use a non-subsidizing interest rate, e.g., the rate at which the program breaks even; absent fair-value accounting, it is impossible to tell the extent to which the student loan programs are providing a subsidy to borrowers. Specifically, the Department of Education should be required to use fair-value accounting estimates calculated by CBO and adjust loan rates accordingly going forward, on an annual basis. This would help determine whether the loan programs are costing money for taxpayers, and where to set interest rates to ensure the programs break even. Decouple Federal Financing from Accreditation If federal policymakers want to drive down college costs and increase access to higher education for those historically underserved by the traditional four-year system, the single most important reform to consider is decoupling federal financing from accreditation. College costs are at an all-time high at a time when access to knowledge is cheaper than at any other point in human history. Online learning and competency-based options that favor knowledge and skill acquisition over seat time have laid the groundwork to significantly lower college costs and increase access for students. In order to harness the potential of new learning modes, policymakers must free higher education from the ossified accreditation system. Accreditation as it currently exists creates barriers to entry for innovative new start-ups to enter the higher education market, and it is a poor gauge of course quality and the skills students gain (or fail to gain) while attending college.
Puedes ver la version sin traducir en http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/2014/06/student-loan-servicing-the-borrowers-experience

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