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You have the right to be heard

Listening to and elevating your voice matters to us because we are a federal agency devoted to protecting consumers. When you speak up, you offer invaluable insight into the financial products and services consumers depend on. Telling us about your experiences helps us to better serve you and make the financial marketplace work for Americans.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Removing an outdated bankruptcy from a credit report: Jorge’s story

In Jorge’s words, “Within two weeks, everything was finalized . . . [I got] a letter saying it’s gone.” He continued, “Having a good credit score and a clean credit record is always good. No one was going to help me with my problem – and I took charge, by contacting the CFPB.”

Today we begin to share the story of your complaints

Today, for the first time, we are making consumers’ complaint narratives – the heart and soul of the complaints we receive – public. These narratives are important because they tell the story of what happened in the consumers’ own words. Making these consumer narratives public amplifies the voice of the consumer.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Tell us about your student debt stress

If you are paying back student loans, you are not alone. Over 40 million Americans are repaying more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. Paying off student debt can be stressful. If you’ve run into roadblocks, tell us about it. Learn more about the roadblocks some borrowers face and tell us about your experience.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Live from Milwaukee!

Today, we held a field hearing on student debt in Milwaukee. The hearing featured remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public. The live event has now ended, but we’ll have a recording available here soon.

Save the date: Join us for an Academic Research Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

During this meeting, we’ll discuss trends in consumer finance research, the activities of consumer financial protection agencies in other countries, and recent publications produced by CFPB’s Office of Research.

Published Category: At the CFPB

Save the date: Join us for a Community Bank Advisory Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

Join us for a Community Bank Advisory Council meeting with Director Cordray where we will discuss credit scores and credit reporting and implications for community banks.