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Save the date: Join us for the Summer Consumer Advisory Board meeting in Omaha, Neb.

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Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting with Director Cordray on Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. During this meeting we will discuss trends and themes in consumer financial markets and recent proposals related to payday loans, auto-title loans, and other longer term credit products.

CenturyLink Center Omaha
455 N. 10th Street
Omaha, Neb. 68102

This event requires an RSVP. All of our Advisory Board and Council meetings are open to the public. A recording will be available after the event.

Please send us an email to RSVP.

If you need an accommodation to participate, you can make a request.

You can check out the meeting agenda and event flyer. See you there!

Updated on June 4, 2015 with revised agenda.

Save the date: Join us for the Winter 2015 Consumer Advisory Board meeting in Washington, DC

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Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting with Director Cordray on Thursday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. During this meeting we will discuss trends and themes related to consumer financial well being and medical debt.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Auditorium
1275 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 2002 Washington, DC

This event requires an RSVP. All of our Advisory Board and Council meetings are open to the public. A recording will be available after the event.

Please send us an email to RSVP.

You can check out the meeting agenda and event flyer. See you there!

Accepting applications for our Advisory Board and Councils in 2015

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To be sure that we hear from a variety of experts with diverse viewpoints, we set up the Consumer Advisory Board and two other advisory groups – the Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council. These groups allow us to hear directly from small financial institutions. They also provide us with information about emerging trends and practices in the consumer financial products and services industries.

Today, we’re accepting applications for membership on all of our advisory groups. We’re inviting applications from individuals who can provide us with guidance as we carry out our work. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Experts in consumer protection, community development, consumer finance, fair lending, and civil rights
  • Experts in consumer financial products or services
  • Representatives of banks that primarily serve underserved communities
  • Representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher priced mortgage loans
  • Current employees of credit unions and community banks
  • Academics (Experts in research methodologies, framing research questions, data collection, and analytic strategies.)

How many seats are available?

  • 10 seats on the Consumer Advisory Board will become vacant in the fall of 2015.
  • 7 seats on the Community Bank Advisory Council will become vacant in the fall of 2015.
  • 8 seats on the Credit Union Advisory Council will become vacant in the fall of 2015.

Save the date: Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting in Washington, DC

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Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting with Director Cordray on Thursday, September 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. During this meeting, we’ll discuss trends and themes related to technology and access to financial services. We’ll also introduce new Consumer Advisory Board members.

Gallaudet University
Elstad Auditorium
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

This event requires an RSVP. Send us an email to RSVP. A recording of the meetings will be available at a later date.

You can check out the meeting agenda and event flyer. See you there!

Our Board and Council meetings are changing

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Since establishing our Consumer Advisory Board and Councils in 2012, these groups have provided us with information about emerging trends and practices, allowed us to hear directly from small financial institutions, and the Academic Research Council has provided technical and scientific advice to our Office of Research. From their establishment, we’ve been committed to providing transparency into these interactions by providing membership information, meeting summaries, and notices of meetings , among other things.

Some stakeholders have requested even more openness, however – and we’ve taken those requests to heart. To provide more transparency and to be responsive to the requests we’ve received, we’re changing the format of our Board and Council meetings and opening these full meetings to the public. Starting with our June 18th meeting, the public may attend (or watch online) the full Consumer Advisory Board and Council meetings, the same way most other agencies allow under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

A schedule of upcoming meetings and information about the Boards and Councils is also available.

The next opportunity to attend or view a Consumer Advisory Board meeting will be on June 18 in Reno, Nevada.