The Client Monetary Safety Bureau in 2017 launched an annual database of pupil mortgage complaints in October after the federal fiscal 12 months ended.
It did not accomplish that final 12 months, and it is unclear whether or not the report will probably be launched later or is not popping out in any respect.
Nonetheless, LendEDU, a web-based market for pupil loans and different monetary merchandise, took it upon itself to investigate the CFPB’s criticism database and put out its personal report.
Among the many 4 largest servicers of federal pupil loans, Lincoln-based Nelnet once more had the second-lowest quantity and proportion of complaints, whereas Nice Lakes, which Nelnet purchased in February, once more had the bottom quantity.
Nonetheless, as a proportion of total complaints, the 2 servicers did not fare as nicely.
In 2017, Nelnet and Nice Lakes mixed have been named in about 7 p.c of all complaints. In 2018, that doubled to about 14 p.c, in keeping with the LendEDU report.
That will sound like a major enhance, however contemplate this: Nelnet and Nice Lakes mixed serviced roughly 14,660,000 loans within the federal authorities’s 2018 fiscal 12 months. The entire variety of complaints between the 2 was 736.
Additionally, the variety of complaints the 2 had dropped by greater than 250, however their proportion went up as a result of the businesses forward of them enormously decreased their variety of complaints.
For instance, Navient, the corporate with the worst file, had 2,239 complaints this 12 months, a 64 p.c lower from the 6,274 it had final 12 months.
Ben Kiser, a spokesman for Nelnet, mentioned each it and Nice Lakes succeed when debtors are in a position to repay their loans.
“Our staff strives to supply the most effective pupil mortgage expertise doable and assist debtors discover the correct choices for his or her particular person scenario,” he mentioned in an e-mail. “Though we’re not good, we work onerous to be the most effective for our clients on daily basis.”
Massive bucks in native actual property
Have you ever ever questioned in regards to the sheer dimension of Lincoln’s housing market?
On-line actual property website Zillow just lately launched a report that gives that data.
In keeping with Zillow, the Lincoln housing market was price $19.7 billion in 2018 after gaining $1.three billion in worth from the earlier 12 months.
Another highlights from the Zillow report:
* Lincoln’s housing market has gained $5.5 billion, or 39.2 p.c, in worth because the housing market bottomed out in 2012.
* The native housing market makes up makes up 16.four p.c of the statewide housing worth of $120.2 billion.
Total, Zillow mentioned the U.S. housing market is now price $33.three trillion.
Extra are transferring out
If you wish to know the way many individuals are transferring into or out of Nebraska, you possibly can use knowledge that most individuals contemplate dependable, like what comes from the Census Bureau, which confirmed that Nebraska had internet out-migration of three,314 from July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018.
But it surely’s extra enjoyable to make use of less-reliable knowledge, like what comes from transferring firms.
Three of them despatched me emails with studies within the first few days of the 12 months. And all of them have broadly various outcomes.
Atlas Van Strains mentioned Nebraska had the seventh-highest price of outgoing strikes amongst states, with 58.1 p.c.
United Van Strains additionally had Nebraska with extra individuals transferring out of the state, but it surely was 52.6 p.c.
United took slightly deeper dive into the information, which confirmed many extra individuals transferring out of Nebraska than in for retirement (which is smart), but in addition much more individuals transferring into the state for a job than leaving it for one.
The third firm, U-Haul, painted a special image. It referred to as Nebraska a “development state” though it barely eked out a acquire with 50.1 p.c of individuals transferring in.
So what can you’re taking from all of this?
It is fairly clear, because it has been for years, that extra individuals transfer out of the state than into it, annually.
One other doable takeaway is perhaps that individuals transferring into Nebraska are stingier as a result of they’re extra doubtless to make use of U-Haul than a full-service mover.
Rating the rankings
Common readers of this column know I generally like to finish it with a rundown of current excessive rankings of Lincoln and/or Nebraska in nationwide studies. Listed here are the most recent ones:
* 10th-best state to lift a household (WalletHub)
* 26th-best metropolis for beer drinkers (SmartAsset)
Better of the Buzz
Excerpts from current Biz Buzz posts:
* There’s a join within the window of the previous Save Greatest retailer at 27th and Y streets saying it is going to turn into a greenback retailer.
* A few new bars will probably be coming to Lincoln. Omaha-based Tavern 180 has filed a liquor license utility indicating it is going to open a location within the Wilderness Hills procuring Heart close to 27th Road and Yankee Hill Street.
Additionally, Girl Luck Lounge, a 1950s Las Vegas-themed bar, hopes to be open by Valentine’s Day at 1332 P St.