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Destination: Portland, ME

According to the Maine Attorney General’s Office, there are an estimated 14,000 incidents of elder abuse annually in Maine, and at least 84 percent of them go unreported. There are many types of elder abuse, including financial exploitation, and it’s important to increase our understanding of how to spot and prevent it. On Monday, Dec. […]

Published Category: At the CFPB

A conversation with the South Florida Latino community

On December 2, 2011, I participated in a White House Latino Community Summit in Miami. The community summit connected senior government officials from diverse policy areas with local Hispanic leaders, business owners, and community advocates to discuss issues critical to the South Florida Latino community. Too many Latino families have experienced the very reasons that […]

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Addressing credit discrimination

The CFPB is the first federal agency with the primary mission of making consumer financial markets work for American consumers. Congress charged us with ensuring that: All consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services; and Markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Know Before You Owe: Closer to closing (mortgage disclosure, that is)

Last month, we unveiled two new prototypes for a single mortgage disclosure to replace the HUD-1 Settlement Statement and final Truth-in-Lending disclosure. Currently, you receive both of these at closing. Consistent with the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act, we are working to combine them. Our goal is to make this one combined form that is […]

Live: Holly Petraeus kicks off our Financial Fitness Forum

Today, our Office of Servicemember Affairs is hosting a Financial Fitness Forum in Washington, DC. We’ve streamed the morning’s events, including introductory remarks from Holly Petraeus and Raj Date, a panel on servicemembers’ financial readiness, and a keynote address from Robert Gordon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. Watch an […]