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Posts from November 2011

Chime in on private student loans


For the last month, student loans have kept us pretty busy. We released our Student Debt Repayment Assistant to help borrowers understand their options when repaying their loans. We launched Know Before You Owe: student loans with the Department of Education to get your feedback on a draft Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. And we’re not done yet.

Today, we’re launching another student loan initiative with the Department of Education, and we want your input. (more…)

Lessons from the road


Since starting work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) three weeks ago, I have traveled from coast to coast to meet with seniors who have suffered from financial scams. In my travels, I have gained many valuable insights and heard too many stories of people taking advantage of the elderly. I plan on bringing these stories to Congress today when I testify before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection. (more…)

Honoring veterans


November 11th is Veterans Day. This week the CFPB took a moment to recognize and honor the veterans in our ranks: 87 of them! We showed photos of them while they were in the service (some rather surprising), and we also asked them to sum up in three words the meaning of Veterans Day. The answers were beautiful and meaningful. Here are a few. (more…)