The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its report on the state of private student lending today. The report showed that loans in the sector are increasingly being underwritten to stricter criteria that benefits both lenders and borrowers.

Over the last decade, the rapid increase in private student lending was mainly fueled by  investor appetite for ABS. Securitization helped the financial institution private student loan market grow to over $20 billion in 2008 from less than $5 billion in 2001 before contracting to less than $6 billion in 2011.

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