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Project Catalyst

Our mission is to support innovators in creating consumer-friendly financial products and services. To do this, we:

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

Keep up with our work on the blog.

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? Email us at ProjectCatalyst@cfpb.gov.

Work with us


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.

Pitch a pilot

Run a disclosure trial

We’re looking for companies that want to run trials on disclosures to see if we can get them to work better.

Run a trial

Use our data

Use the API of our consumer complaint data to make the market better.

Get the data

Get to know us


We’re a new agency, so you might not know much about us yet. We’d like to change that.

If you’re curious, you can also find out more about our regulations, guidance, and even the manual we use to conduct exams.

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.