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More competition and less complexity: How the CFPB is working to lower prices in the credit card market

From flights to rental cars to amusement park tickets, it can feel like there's too much fine print and too many junk fees not included in the upfront price. Some argue that a wide array of pricing options gives consumers more choice, but recent research from the CFPB suggests that complex pricing leads consumers to fare worse and pay higher prices.
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The CFPB’s enforcement work in 2023 and what lies ahead

The CFPB’s enforcement authority is among our most impactful tools—reinforcing compliance with federal consumer financial laws and sending a clear message to entities within our authority and the public that the CFPB remains vigilant on behalf of consumers.
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Office of Research blog: A look at cash-out refinance mortgages and their borrowers between 2013 to 2023

As interest rates increased in 2022, the number of refinance mortgage originations declined, with cash-out refinances becoming a larger share of all refinances. Cash-out refinances exacerbated the 2008 financial crisis, but regulatory and market developments may have changed the risks of cash-out refinances to consumers and the mortgage market. A new analysis looks at the characteristics of these refinances and the rates of delinquency.