Project Catalyst

Our mission is to encourage consumer-friendly innovation in markets for consumer financial products and services. To do this, we:

  • Engage with the innovator community
  • Participate in initiatives that inform our policy work
  • Monitor emerging trends to remain a forward-looking organization

Talk to us

We have a lot to talk about with the innovation community. Have an idea for a pilot or trial? Want to talk over a barrier to a new idea? Other thoughts? 

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Use our data

Explore our consumer complaint data to make the market better.

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Our work

Pitch a pilot

Groups that have an idea for a consumer-friendly innovation, and want to work with the CFPB to make it happen, can pitch pilots.

Trial disclosure program

We’re looking for companies that want to test new disclosures to improve them for consumers.

How we'll handle your information

We won’t voluntarily disclose information you share with Project Catalyst unless you agree in writing or we’re required to by law. We are subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, but it exempts personally identifiable information, trade secrets, and confidential commercial information from disclosure, and we’ll assert those exemptions to protect your information wherever appropriate.