SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

October 01, 2010 09:36 ET

Research on SLM Corp. and AmeriCredit -- The Noose Is Tightening Onto the Credit Services Industry

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Many changes are taking place within the Credit Services sector. In the credit card segment, the incoming Consumer Finance Protection Bureau headed by Elizabeth Warren is expected to further regulate the industry even after the Credit Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (CARD). When this act inhibiting credit card companies' ability to impose fees went into effect, many companies saw profits decline. The appointment of Elizabeth Warren as an assistant to Barack Obama could prove to further strain the industry as she plans to increase transparency in credit card contractual agreements by requiring simplification of complex verbiage typically found therein. is a specialized website where investors can have full access to free reports on credit services stocks; traders looking for analyst opinions on SLM Corp. and AmeriCredit Corp. are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

In the student loans segment of the Credit Services sector, consolidation has been taking place in the wake of the legislation restricting companies' ability to offer federal student loans. Now that only four private companies are able to originate federal student loans, companies left out of the bill are looking to sell off their student loan segments to companies still able to participate in the market. This comes at a time when student loan defaults are soaring ever higher, further increasing the desire to offload potentially unprofitable business. 

Making news recently is the lawsuit against student-loan maker SLM Corp. The company is being sued by investors claiming that the company has been ambiguous about its underwriting guidelines, loan forbearance, and financial performance as an underhanded means to inflate its share price. Shareholders and investors can access the free research SLM Corp. now by signing up at

Additionally on top of the industry headlines is the acquisition bid by General Motors for auto finance firm AmeriCredit Corp. GM has received a majority approval vote from AmeriCredit's shareholders and the deal is anticipated to be closed today. GM will be buying the auto finance company for $3.5 billion. The has also compiled a free research on AmeriCredit Corp. that can be downloaded now by signing up at

In general, with American and European consumerism currently depressed, it is expected that most near-term growth within the sector will take place in emerging markets. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting credit services companies in today's economic environment.

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