CFPB Complaint

DISCOVER BANK – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-10-19T00:00:00.000

Product: Private student loan

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I have been paying back my XXXX student loans to Discover/XXXX for 13 yrs. This XXXX I was able to pay the entire balance ( ~7000 ) of my 6 loans. Though even this was tricky : it was hard to find a payoff balance and there was no button to pay off the entire balance ( it was unclear if my balance included any final interest ). So, I applied money to each loan in order to pay off the balance of each one. After a few days I see a balance and a min. payment of XXXX. I contact Discover and ask if I need to pay that ( the day previously, I had balance of – {$1.00} ) .They said no ; they had calculated an overpayment for 5 of the loans, but they would automatically apply that to the 6th loan within 30 days. A few days later, I get 5 checks from Discover, totaling XXXX. I checked my account and the only thing that was there was the {$55.00} payment that the woman told me not to pay. So, I thought I was fine to keep the money. On XX/XX/XXXX, I get a late payment notice, saying I still have a balance on that 6th loan ( in the exact amount of the money sent to me ). They have admitted to me that Discover made a mistake and misapplied the money I paid. They chastised me for not keeping better records. I told them what I could see in my account : that I made all of the payments and that they added up to the loan payoff balance, that 5 of my loans had a negative balance and that one loan had a positive balance, but that the total balance was negative XXXX cents. But they kept referring to what they could see on their end : how all the money was disbursed, that the overpayment checks were dispersed, etc. This doesn’t seem fair from a consumer perspective to blame me if I don’t have that info available. Up until a few days ago, I thought I had paid off everything. The opacity of the documents that their customers have access to is incomplete and confusing, and therefore they can just make the data mean whatever they need it do.

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Company: DISCOVER BANK

State/Zip: IL 606XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3051114

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