The trade group, Association for Student Loan Relief (AFSLR) has added a new member according to the group. American Student Loan Consolidators has been recently added as a member. – Source
It appears American Student Loan Consolidators is an outgrowth of Upbin’s formerly religious debt management activities as Christian Credit Counseling Center.
According to CorporationWiki, “Daniel Upbin is the Managing Member of Christian Credit Counseling Center, LLC and inactive roles in two additional companies .
Daniel’s past corporate interests include the Managing Member of Christian Debt Consolidators, LLC and the Managing Member of Christian Debt Foundation, LLC .
Christian Credit Counseling Center, LLC is a Florida Limited Liability in the State of Florida filed on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. This corporation is approximately four years old according to documents filed with Florida Department of State. Christian Credit Counseling Center, LLC also lists Patrick O’Deady as Managing Member.
Daniel Upbin’s additional active roles include:
Managing Member of American Student Loan Consolidators, LLC, American Student Loan Consolidators, LLC also lists Patrick O’Deady as Managing Member, in addition to Daniel’s role of Managing Member. This corporation was registered four years after Christian Credit Counseling Center, LLC as a Florida Limited Liability in the State of Florida on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Daniel Upbin is connected to other officers through these corporate roles. One of the top connections is Patrick O’Deady who is the Managing Member for American Student Loan Consolidators, LLC and has interests in other companies, including Managing Member of Christian Credit Counseling Center, LLC.” – Source
Oddly, even though American Student Loan Consolidators has been added as a member, the group does not appear to have an active website. At least none I could find.
Maybe AFSLR changed their membership requirements but on the last member application I saw they had the following statement on their legal / regulator declaration:
a. Applicant has not, via a court order, judgment, administrative ruling or other legal finding, (1) violated any consumer protection law in providing any service, (2) failed to maintain a license or comply with a state licensing requirement, or (3) been the subject of any legal claim that resulted in an adjudication of guilt, liability or wrongdoing, relating to a matter of fraud, dishonesty, theft, deception, or a felony. – Source
Yet American Student Loan Consolidators does not hold a Florida telemarketing license.
Maybe American Student Loan Consolidators is just still in very early days of setting this group up.
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