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HMDA data shows more people took out a mortgage to purchase a home in 2014 than 2013

As part of our work to educate consumers to make informed financial decisions, we at the CFPB—along with the other members of the FFIEC—are committed to making HMDA data clear and available to you. Bringing transparency to the mortgage market can lead to the greater likelihood that similarly situated consumers receive similar loan terms.

We participated in the National Day of Civic Hacking (again)

During the event, we participated and watched representatives from traditionally disconnected groups work together on some of the most pressing issues facing the local and federal government. We asked participants to analyze our public Consumer Complaint Database and our Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Database.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Explainer: Federal student loan interest rates to jump

While rates aren’t set in stone yet, interest rates on new federal student loans are expected to jump this July. We’ve updated our Paying for College tool using our best guess of what the rates will be, so you can have a better estimate of what your monthly payment might be after graduation.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

New feedback system for GI Bill and Tuition Assistance recipients

Today, the CFPB is very pleased to join the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Education, and Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, in announcing a new online student complaint system where servicemembers, veterans, and their families can report negative experiences at education institutions and training programs administering the Post-9/11 GI Bill, DoD Military Tuition Assistance, and other military-related education benefit programs.

Releasing complaint data about credit cards, mortgages, student loans, bank accounts, services, and other consumer loans

What are you going to make with #CFPBdata? Last summer, we launched our Consumer Complaint Database featuring data about credit card complaints. Today, based on feedback from the public, we’re expanding it – and increasing the number of complaints from about 19,000 to more than 90,000. Here’s what we’re adding data about: Mortgage complaints submitted […]