LendKey Technologies, Inc. – CFPB Complaint 2018-11-22

Date Received: 2018-11-22

Product: Private student loan

Issue: Struggling to repay your loan

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I graduated from my XXXX XXXX in XX/XX/2018 and had to study for boards before starting work in XX/XX/2018. My loans had been in forbearance because I have been in school for the last 8 years and could not afford {$1200.00} plus a month. I used up my 18 months of forbearance and was becoming delinquent on my loans because I couldn’t start my new job until XXXX. I called to ask what i could do to get current and was told nothing could be done and I just had to make as many small payments as I could to bring the loans up to date. I informed them this would not be possible as I am in a XXXX XXXX and barely make {$2100.00} a month so I would never be able to bring the loans current as I was delinquent by XXXX {$4000.00} by the time XXXX rolled around and I started making money.
I called Lendkey twice monthly from XXXX to XXXX to work out what I could do to remedy the situation. In XXXX the loans were XXXX {$7500.00} delinquent as my attempts to make {$600.00} payments every other week was getting me nowhere. I made the decision to take a {$5900.00} loan from my XXXX to pay this down. The loans are mostly current, I am about 20 days late on 2 of them and will make an additional payment of {$630.00} this month. I called Lendkey again this month to ask what I could do as I was struggling to pay {$1600.00} each month. They told me I could apply to refinance the loans which would lower the monthly payments now that I was mostly current and that I would get approved for a decent rate. I just received notification that my request has been rejected.
I am a new XXXX XXXX in a required XXXX XXXX trying to help patients and struggling to make ends meets. I can not live of off the {$200.00} a month I am left with after trying to pay these loans. Lendkey has been horrible to work with and no one is willing to help me or work out other options that are more manageable.

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Company: LendKey Technologies, Inc.

State/Zip: NE

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3080956

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