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Reserve la cita, Chicago, Illinois!

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Acompáñenos al diálogo comunitario sobre el mercado de las tarjetas de crédito en Chicago, Illinois. La audiencia se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 2 de octubre a las 11 a.m. CDT a la siguiente dirección:

Winter Garden, Harold Washington Library
400 S State St.
Chicago, Illinois

El Director de la Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor, Richard Cordray, comenzará el evento por compartir unas palabras introductorias y escuchará unos testimonios de los grupos de consumidores, representantes de la industria, y miembros del público.

Este evento está abierto al público. Para confirmar su asistencia, envíe un mensaje a cfpb.events@cfpb.gov con:

  • Su nombre completo
  • Su afiliación organizacional (si alguna)

Usted necesita ayuda con accesibilidad para participar? Envíe un mensaje a CFPB_504Request@cfpb.gov. ¡Nos vemos allá!

Save the date, Chicago, Illinois!

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Join us for a field hearing in Chicago on credit cards. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at 11 a.m. CDT at the following address:

Winter Garden, Harold Washington Library
400 S State St.
Chicago, Illinois

The event will feature remarks from CFPB Director Richard Cordray, as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public.

This event is open to the public and requires an RSVP.

To RSVP

Email cfpb.events@cfpb.gov with:

  • Your full name
  • Your organizational affiliation (if any)

If you need accommodation to participate, please make a request.

See you there!

Reminder: Accessing your scholarships and student loan funds

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Earlier this year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, another banking regulator we work closely with, fined one of the largest providers of campus debit cards. We issued this consumer advisory to all students expecting to receive scholarship and student loan proceeds onto – what appears to be – a school-endorsed debit card.

Many college students, especially those enrolled in community colleges or who live off-campus, receive scholarships, grants, and student loans that are for more than the cost of their tuition. These funds help them pay rent, get to and from school, and cover other costs, like textbooks. Many schools work with third-party financial companies to disburse these funds directly to students.

Consumers should remember the following:

  • You can’t be required to use a specific bank or card. There may be a financial institution that operates on your campus, but you generally can’t be required to use a specific account or card to access your student aid. If you have received a federal student loan, your school must provide a paper check or cash option.
  • Consider choosing an account before arriving at school. Shop around, and don’t feel limited by the banks operating ATMs on or near campus. Some financial institutions don’t charge you for using any ATMs, and some will automatically reimburse you for fees charged for using an out-of-network ATM. Many institutions also provide a mobile phone app to remotely deposit paper checks.
  • If your school offers it, sign up for direct deposit as soon as possible. If your school offers direct deposit, you may be able to provide the school with your account information in order to access your funds more quickly.

If you have a specific problem with your student checking account and need to resolve it, please file a complaint. If you want to just share your experience with student checking accounts and debit cards, tell us your story and use the tag “financial aid.”

Ask CFPB if you have more questions about student checking accounts.

Share this post on Facebook and Twitter, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Save the date: Banking on Campus

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Join us for a discussion on financial products marketed to college students:

1 p.m. EDT
Monday, September 30
Washington, D.C.

Earlier this year, we published a notice asking about student checking accounts, debit cards, and other financial products. We heard from students, schools, and financial institutions about a range of issues. At the forum, we’ll present some of our findings about what we’ve learned. We’ll also hear from industry, student advocates, and the higher education community about opportunities to help students and schools better navigate the financial marketplace.

This event is open to the public and requires an RSVP.

To RSVP email students@cfpb.gov with:

  • Your full name
  • Your organizational affiliation (if any)
  • Subject line: Banking on Campus

Credentialed media should RSVP to press@consumerfinance.gov.

Stay tuned for further details!

Reserve la cita: Acompáñenos para una reunión de la Junta Consultiva de Consumidores en Itta Bena, Mississippi

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Acompáñenos para la Junta Consultiva de Consumidores y una reunión con el Director de la Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor, Richard Cordray, donde discutiremos las estrategias innovadoras para mejorar el acceso a los recursos de crédito y las finanzas.

11:00 a.m. CST
Miércoles, 18 de septiembre
Mississippi Valley State University (Auditorio)
1400 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941

El Director Cordray compartirá unas palabras introductorias y nuestra Junta Consultiva de Consumidores escucharán a los consejos y preocupaciones de las asociaciones de consumidores, representantes de la comunidad, la industria, y miembros del público.

Este evento está abierto al público y Ud. debe confirmar su asistencia.

Para confirmar su asistencia, envíe un mensaje a cfpb.events@cfpb.gov con:

  • Su nombre completo
  • Su afiliación organizacional (si alguna)
  • Asunto: Escribe CAB en la línea de asunto

También, vea la agenda de la reunión aquí y por favor, no olvide compartir nuestro folleto con la gente de su comunidad ¡Nos vemos allá!

Save the date: Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting in Itta Bena, Mississippi

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Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting with Director Cordray where we will discuss innovative strategies for improving consumer access to credit, information, and financial resources.

11 a.m. CST
Wednesday, Sept 18
Mississippi Valley State University (Social Science Building Auditorium)
1400 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941

Director Cordray will give remarks and our Consumer Advisory Board will listen to consumer groups, community and industry representatives, and members of the public.

This event is open to the public and requires an RSVP.

To RSVP, email cfpb.events@cfpb.gov with:

  • Your full name
  • Your organizational affiliation (if any)
  • Subject line: Consumer Advisory Board

Also, take a look at the meeting’s agenda and share our event flyer. See you there!

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