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Navient Solutions – CFPB Complaint

By on January 14, 2019
Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-14T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I attempted to pay off two unsubsidized XXXX loans in lump sums, in the online Navient system, on XX/XX/2018. These were for the amounts of XXXX and XXXX. Because I have previously done this, my bank account was saved in the online system and was the default choice for these payments. I later found out, without any notification from Navient, that these payments were ‘reversed ‘ because ‘the bank rejected payment ‘. My bank had no record of them even attempting this payment ; the first Navient representative with whom I spoke told me they sent me notification of this reversal, which is not true.

When I investigated, I found that my bank account that was stored previously in the system had been deleted from the system, despite the Navient customer support having a record of the attempt from my original checking account. This is suspicious. I do not mind having to re-enter my account, but Navient earned ~XXXX dollars in interest by having my payments reversed and not telling me about it. When I tried to have this interest taken off future payments, they told me that they can not physically connect me to the ‘processing ‘ ( disputes ) department, and that I must handwrite a letter to send in to their department, which will take 30 days to review.

I hope this is not a common or intentional occurrence. {$7.00} dollars, while small as a once off, could amount to quite a bit over thousands of borrowers. As a separate issue, it is obvious that handwriting a letter to the disputes department, paying for postage, taking the time to drop it off at a post office, is their way of betting that you will not follow through with the complaint. There should be an easier way to make these claims online, as there is for virtually every other process in their system.

READ  Navient Solutions - CFPB Complaint

Company: Navient Solutions, LLC.

State/Zip: NJ 080XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3074594

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