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SCRA Violations Cost Lender and Servicer

Jun 25 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: News

SCRA Violations Cost Bank of America, Navient

While away on active duty, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act affords military personnel certain protections from financial obligations, such as nonjudicial foreclosures, credit card debt, student loans and mortgage payments.

Maintaining SCRA compliance is a must for financial institutions, lawyers, …

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Vehicle Repossessions Under The SCRA?

Jun 04 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General

Vehicle Repossessions: What If The Owner Is Covered Under The SCRA?

Vehicle repossessions under the SCRA can be complicated affairs.┬áThe Servicemembers Civil Relief Act affords military members certain legal protections, including immunity from credit card debt, mortgage payments and, yes, vehicle repossessions. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t scenarios where …

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Why Do I Need A Military Affidavit?

May 28 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General

Military affidavits are important documents for lenders and debt collectors to be aware of, as obtaining them could help money services firms remain complaint with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, but what are these affidavits and why, exactly, are they important?

Military affidavits are important documents for lenders and debt collectors to be aware of, since obtaining them could help money services firms remain complaint with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, but what are these affidavits and why, exactly, are they …

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Dealership Claims No SCRA Know-How, Still Pays Up

May 13 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: News

In most cases when you don't pay off your car loans, the vehicle is shut down or repossessed. This is a lesson Luis Miguel Delhaes recently learned, though he didn't have to. His case wasn't like most. 

He bought a car …

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Move-Out Penalties Violate The SCRA

May 06 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: News

Recently a Virginia-based rental company received a cease and desist letter after charging allegedly illegal fees to active duty individuals in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, legislation which allows military members to terminate certain financial obligations while deployed.

Recently a Virginia-based rental company received a cease and desist letter after charging allegedly illegal fees to active duty individuals in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, legislation which allows military members to terminate certain financial obligations while deployed. …

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SCRA Active Up To One Year After Deployment Ends

May 03 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: News

Before 2008 the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act wasn't quite the same as it is now, and this month the government released a bulletin to remind debt collectors that for another year protections provided through the act remain as strong as ever. …

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SCRA Applies To More Than Just Debt

Apr 22 2015
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General, News

You may know that active-duty military members get certain privileges regarding their mortgage and auto loan payments, but did you know that these benefits extend to credit card debt as well?

You may know that active-duty military members get certain privileges regarding their mortgage and auto loan payments, but did you know that these benefits extend to credit card debt as well?

Kitsana Dounglomchan, a 12-year air force veteran, recently recounted …

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