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Thank you all for joining this public session of the annual meeting of our Academic Research Council. It is impressive to see so many people here this morning to participate in the session. Let me start by noting that we truly appreciate the opportunity to discuss consumer finance issues with the experts in the field. […]
Thank you for joining us on this call. Today we are releasing a report finding that about one in 10 adults in this country, or about 26 million consumers, are “credit invisible.” Consumers that are credit invisible do not have credit history with any of the three nationwide credit reporting companies. An additional 19 million […]
Bureau Also Finds That Black and Hispanic Consumers Are More Likely to Have a Limited Credit Record WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report finding that 26 million Americans are “credit invisible.” This figure indicates that one in every 10 adults do not have any credit history with a […]
Bureau Orders Developer and Individuals to Repair Roads WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against a land-development company, International Land Consultants, Inc., and several individuals involved in a Tennessee property development known as Hawks Bluff. The CFPB has ordered the respondents to make repairs to roads in the development. […]
Joint Release: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Federal Housing Finance Agency National Credit Union Administration WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that implements minimum requirements for state registration and supervision […]
Loan Officers and Former Title Company Executives Who Traded Cash and Marketing Services for Illegal Referrals Will Be Banned, Pay Redress and Penalties WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General took action against the participants in a mortgage-kickback scheme. In a complaint filed in federal court, the […]
Thank you, Skip. You know Skip from his service as the Minnesota Attorney General and in various other capacities; I came to know him as a thoughtful and valued colleague in our work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His contributions to our work protecting consumers in the financial marketplace – and especially protecting older […]
Bank Refunds $49 Million in Illegal Fees to Consumers Who Did Not Opt-In to Overdraft WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Regions Bank for charging overdraft fees to consumers who had not opted-in for overdraft coverage. The bank also charged overdraft and non-sufficient funds fees on its deposit […]
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking its first enforcement action under the federal rules that protect consumers against illegal overdraft fees by their banks. We are taking action against Alabama-based Regions Bank for failing to ask consumers if they wanted overdraft service before charging them fees for this service. Regions amplified this harm […]
Good morning. It is an honor to be here today alongside my colleagues who are stalwart champions of our seniors. We are here because we care about making sure that all Americans, throughout their lifespans, can have the opportunity to learn and develop skills, engage in productive work, make sound choices about their daily lives, […]
Chairman Neugebauer, Ranking Member Clay, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) work to strengthen our financial system so that it better serves consumers, responsible businesses, and our economy as a whole. My name is David Silberman and I am the Associate […]
It is encouraging to be here with so many people who share similar goals and ideals for our young consumers. All of us in this room are bound together by a common thread. That thread is the important mission of establishing a financial marketplace that is responsible and sustainable for individual consumers. We are working […]
Let me start by thanking Senator Brown for inviting me to speak to you today about how our young people are seeking to finance their education and improve their future lives. I will provide a brief overview of some of the issues surrounding student loan debt and the costs of higher education, and I will […]
Crossposted from councilforeconed.org. This opinion editorial originally ran on April 22, 2015 online. As we observe National Financial Literacy Month, let us all continue our efforts to ensure children and youth develop the skills and habits that will help them to make better financial decisions as they become adults. There is not a single good […]
Green Tree to Pay $48 Million in Borrower Restitution and $15 Million Fine for Servicing Failures WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took action against Green Tree Servicing, LLC, for mistreating mortgage borrowers who were trying to save their homes from foreclosure. The mortgage servicer failed […]