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Voting 'yes' on Prop. A the right thing to do for Alaska's veterans

...agency, AHFC was not forced to try to resell an inventory of foreclosed houses it had suddenly come to own, as a private lender might have been forced to do. AHFC's ability gradually to remarket houses helped the overall housing market regain...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091910/opi_709735911.shtml
Opinion
State could be hurt by student loan bill

...government will stop guaranteeing loans financed by private lenders and replace them with less costly student loans financed...billion over 10 years. The savings come from what private lenders would have collected as profits on the loans, which...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100509/opi_501251227.shtml
Outside editorial: College loans, no middleman

...The new law will eliminate the private-lender subsidy and have the government...subsidize interest payments to the private lenders who actually made the loans...risk-free profit center for private lenders, so desirable a business that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040610/opi_602667797.shtml
Opinion
My turn: State positioned solidly for economic opportunity

...or 16,443, are small businesses. Alaska offers direct lending in key industries and rural areas not served by private lenders. Through 12 targeted loan funds, the State of Alaska seeds the development of start-up and early-stage businesses...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091410/opi_707640994.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: Invest in education, reform loan program

...cutting out the middlemen - principally, banks. Private lenders get a public subsidy under the Federal Family Education...of the loan if there is a default, so the risk to private lenders is small. Cutting out the middlemen - who would surely...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051509/opi_440190129.shtml
Alaska editorial: Federal measures make college more affordable

...new need-based loans from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent over the next five years. A pilot project will require private lenders to bid on the right to make federally backed loans in each state. The hope is that open market bidding will drive...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092007/opi_20070920019.shtml
Opinion
Cost for student loans in Alaska on the rise

...government to receive a loan. The FFELP insured private lenders against default and guaranteed a certain rate of return...SAP. Eliminating the allowance payment subsidies to private lenders was touted during the health reform debate as a savings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042710/sta_626079444.shtml
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