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Published Category: Info for consumers

What’s that chip doing on my credit card?

Lately, we’ve received questions from people wanting to know what these chips are and how they work. As a new federal agency, we’re committed to providing you with trustworthy information about consumer financial products—including bank accounts and credit cards. Here are a few things you should know about chip technology.

Sunshine for college credit card agreements

Today, we’re releasing a report that looks at deals between financial institutions and colleges to market credit cards to students. This year we found that there are fewer schools marketing credit cards, and those that do are not making their agreements with credit card companies readily accessible to students.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Four steps you can take if you think your credit or debit card data was hacked

The recent data breach and theft of credit and debit card information at Target retail stores could impact tens of millions of consumers, and we want to let you know what you can do to protect yourself if you spot fraudulent charges. Here’s what you can do if you think your credit or debit card data was hacked.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Reminder: Accessing your scholarships and student loan funds

Many college students receive scholarships, grants, and student loans to help them pay rent, get to and from school, and cover other costs, like textbooks. We issued this consumer advisory to help students better understand their options when it comes to managing their scholarships and student loans. Learn more about accessing your funds.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Your two cents on student cards and bank accounts

Today, we’re launching an initiative on student cards and bank accounts and we want your input. We’ve published a Notice and Request for Information Regarding Financial Products Marketed to Students Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Education in the Federal Register. The title might sound a little formal, but the reality is simple: we want to hear from you.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Consumer advisory: Accessing your scholarships and student loan funds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is issuing a consumer advisory today to all students expecting to receive scholarship and student loan proceeds onto – what appears to be – a school-endorsed debit card. We are also asking consumers to tell us about their experiences getting their financial aid funds. Yesterday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, […]