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    Posted: 30/May/2017 at 3:15pm

Well, our privatized National Student Loan System is about to be sold again... this time to a US firm and they will merge it with a UK firm... each time likely sold at a huge profit to shareholders....

First CIBC got the contract and formed a company called Edulinx.  The botched the administration defaulting thousands of people in error so when the heat got too hot they sold to Resolve (american company with numerous scandals), then sold to Davis + Henderson Income Fund

We never could find out who the owners of DH are...  well now they are selling it to Vista Equity who plan to merge it with a UK firm....

So who knows where your student loan info is....  If only the profits from these sales could be used to pay down some loans or give grants?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/vista-equity-partners-to-buy-canadas-dh-corp-in-48-billion-deal/article34280005/

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The Canadian Press has paid no attention to the activities of D+H Ltd. in its management of the Canada student loans program. D+H Ltd. enjoys an almost total monopoly in the Canadian student loan market and it is the beneficiary of a lucrative government program that enables it to earn incentives of up to 20% of its contract value. The last contract began in 2008 and will continue until 2018 when their new contract begins.

A Texas-based investment firm (Vista Equity Partners) ) is offering to buy D+H Ltd. in a friendly cash deal worth more than $2.7-billion, with plans to combine it with a U.K. company that has a complementary financial technology business.

After the deal closes, Vista would merge D+H with Misys, a U.K.-based software company focused on the global banking industry.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/vista-eq…/article34280005/

DH Corporation (DH) ("D+H"), a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, today announced that one of its subsidiaries has been selected by the Government of Canada to provide financial solutions and related services for the Canada Student Loans Program, and five integrated provincial programs. The new contract will have an initial term of eight years with up to a further seven years at the Government's option.

http://www.marketwatch.com/…/dh-wins-multi-year-canada-stud…


On May 16. 2017 D+H Ltd. had a meeting with shareholders on whether to approve the sale to Vista. There has been no press release from D+H on the outcome of the meeting. When this deal is approved, an American company will take over control of the Canadian federal student loan contract.

The RFP for the Student Loan contract has very clear guidelines.

NOTE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS 
This RFP contains security requirements.
This RFP includes a mandatory Aboriginal Benefits requirement.
This RFP includes a mandatory Canadian Content requirement.
This RFP imposes a restriction that all Work must be performed
in Canada, by a company/entity incorporated in Canada.

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/proc…/tender-notice/PW-XQ-006-27913

It is obvious that the Canada Student Loan contract will soon be under the supervision of an American company. Is this acquisition of interest to the Canadian public? The CFW Group believes it is.

The chief issue is the privacy of Canadian accounts from the broad reach of the Privacy Act if the loans are administered by a US firm. This was a concern in 2004 when Nelnet owned Edulinx and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) met with Edulinx and Canada Student loan officials to discuss the security of Canadian accounts. The CFS does not seem to be involved in this concern at present.

The sale of Canada Student Loans service provision to the subsidiary of a U.S. corporation has serious consequences for the privacy of students in Canada. According to Canadian civil rights researchers, Canadian student loan and banking data could be subject to the U.S. Patriot Act.

http://studentloanconsolidationrate007.blogspot.com/…/canad…

Recent news releases further complicate the question of what sort of entity will manage the student loan contract per the requirements of the RFP. The only real news is that D+H will be purchased by Vista and a merger is planned with Misys, a UK based company.

Does this new merger then create a subsidiary company in Canada to run the student loan program? Will the Canada student loan program be managed by an International company headquartered in the UK?

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THE CANADIAN FINANCIAL WELLNESS GROUP filed an amendment to the claim in its case against RESOLVE BUSINESS OUTSOURCING INCOME FUND and D+H Corp.

The amendment was filed in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 28, 2017.

The case alleges that RESOLVE BUSINESS OUTSOURCING INCOME FUND was unjustly enriched in the usage of CANADIAN FINANCIAL WELLNESS GROUP’s ideas and materials.

The CFW Group maintains that the central concepts and models D + H Corp used to build their customer focused platform after their takeover of Resolve in 2009, were taken from CFW Group’s input into the Canada Student Loan Program, which Resolve serviced. There is no indication in D + H Corp’s 2008 Annual Financial Report that D + H was involved in any customer orientated activity prior to the acquisition of Resolve. D + H evolved overnight from a “business to business” focus to a “business to consumer” strategy. The Canada Student Loan Program was also undergoing radical changes.

The 2007 CSLP contract states that:

“As more and more Canadians commit to the concept of lifelong learning, the service they require will undergo significant change. . .This is the vision that will guide the Program’s direction for future services with the service provider.”

John Leblanc, CEO of the CFW Group, says that “In January 2008 Doug Gilhooly of D+H approached The CFW Group to help D+H earn the incentive money that was being offered by the government of Canada in the new student loan contract. Gilhooly told me he thought D+H had a handle on about 50 % and there was an opportunity for the CFW Group to help them obtain the other 50%.”

Mr. LeBlanc related that: “Alan Bennett, another exec at D+H told me he was on a government committee. They were looking for solutions for a kind of borrower I cared deeply about. Alan wanted some new ideas and I described what I later learned became their ‘Repayment Assistance Program.’ They call it RAP. These were work conversations, so they were recorded.” In their 2010 Annual Report, D + H announced that the Repayment Assistance Program would be one of their new “service extensions.”

In the amendment filed by the CFW Group on August 28, 2017, the company alleges that D + H Corp used CFW Group material to build a customer focused platform and to develop a new brand identity. The amendment lists examples of the CFW Group ideas, concepts and approaches that D + H Corp, has incorporated into their business model. The amendment also notes that, as a result of corporate reorganization and amalgamation, Finastra, the new London UK based company created after Vista Equity Partners acquired D + H, will very likely continue to use the CFW Group paradigm and CFW Group’s intellectual property in the same manner that D + H Corp did according to evidence presented in the amendment.

The CFW Group maintains that D+H benefitted from unjust enrichment with RAP and other ideas and intelligence acquired through their exposure to The CFW Group’s ideas and methods.

LeBlanc says, “it’s really amazing. There have been two bids for the student loan contract since I started talking to these guys in 2005 and the same people are still involved. It’s like a dynasty.”

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