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Volume 17 - Number 21

October 20, 2017

Freddie Pilots Program to Help Borrowers with Timely Payments

Freddie Mac teamed up with a financial technology company in a pilot program aimed at helping low and moderate-income borrowers with their loan payments. Last week, the GSE announced its partnership with EarnUp, a platform that assists consumers with making their payments on time and gives personal recommendations on paying down their debts. Freddie and EarnUp believe that borrowers are more likely to stay current on their loan payments if they are given a quick and easy option to do so. By working with one of three non-profit housing counseling organizations, Freddie said that consumers can take advantage of EarnUp for 12 months with no cost.

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What’s your opinion on how Mick Mulvaney has managed the CFPB since he took over three months ago?

He’s done a good job of paring back the agency’s excesses and we’d like to see more.


I hope he totally dismantles the agency and sends those functions back to the agencies hence they came.


Not bad, but he needs to take his time making additional changes.


We’re totally aghast. He’s gone way too far in protecting the rights of companies not consumers!