Jessica Silver-Greenberg

Journalist (NATIONAL)
Banking and consumer-finance reporter for the New York Times.
Tags: Consumer Protection

Links: Link to Twitter bio | NYT posts | (Current as of: October 13, 2014)


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News Story

Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits

Stacy Cowley, Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
November 13, 2017
The tide of rising defaults has also turned into a lucrative business, with companies collecting tens of millions of dollars through settlements, wage garnishments and other compelled payments.

News Story

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

Stacy Cowley, Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
July 17, 2017
The troubled loans, which total at least $5 billion, are at the center of a protracted legal dispute between the student borrowers and a group of creditors who have aggressively pursued them in court after they fell behind on payments.

News Story

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
June 18, 2017
Many of these auto loans, it turns out, have a habit of haunting people long after their cars have been repossessed.

News Story

For Tenants Facing Eviction, New York May Guarantee a Lawyer

Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
September 26, 2016
On Monday, the City Council held a hearing on a bill that would make New York City the first jurisdiction in the country to guarantee lawyers for any low-income residents facing eviction.

News Story

Sale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit Says

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
August 14, 2016
The suit says, the government is fueling racial disparities not through its lending policies but in how it handles foreclosures.

News Story

Payday Loan Rules Proposed by Consumer Protection Agency

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael D. Shear
New York Times (NYT)
March 26, 2015
CFPB proposes new rules to regulate payday lending, short-term loans that often carry triple digit interest rates.

Investigative

Patients Mired in Costly Credit From Doctors

Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
October 13, 2013
NYT reviews customer contracts for medical cards and lines of credit, as well as of hundreds of court filings in connection with civil lawsuits brought by state authorities and others.

Investigative

Investment Riches Built on Subprime Auto Loans to Poor

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
January 27, 2015
Regulators and analysts caution that booming investment in subprime auto loans may enable excessive risk taking that could affect the financial sector. ____ A review by The New York Times of dozens of court records, and interviews with two dozen borrowers, credit analysts, legal aid lawyers and investors, show that some of the companies, which package and sell the loans, are increasingly enabling people at the extreme financial margins to obtain loans to buy cars.

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Rise in Loans Linked to Cars Is Hurting Poor

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
December 25, 2014
With a crackdown on payday lenders, subprime borrowers are increasingly using auto title loans, whose high interest rates can lead to repossession and financial ruin.

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Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

Michael Corkery, Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
September 24, 2014
Consumer lawyers say the devices amount to “electronic repossession” of cars, and should be governed by state laws. Part of NYT's "Driven Into Debt" series on subprime auto loans. Article and 5-minute video.



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