Markets work best when rules are simple, easy to understand, and easy to enforce. The CFPB is seeking to move away from highly complicated rules that have long been a staple of consumer financial regulation and towards simpler and clearer rules. In addition, the CFPB is dramatically increasing the amount of guidance it is providing to the marketplace, in accordance with the same principles.
Financial companies that collect and process loan payments play a critical role in consumer finance markets. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the primary federal regulator of the consumer debt collection industry, and today, we submitted our annual report to Congress on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
As the economy recovers from the global pandemic, American families and businesses are experiencing higher prices.
A new Request for Information will help inform a review of the FDIC and OCC’s Bank Merger Act policies.
We’ve issued additional guidance to staff reminding them to report ethics violations, such as suspicious communications and activity by former employees to agency officials.
Today, I was sworn in as Director of the CFPB. I am honored to lead this organization, which plays an essential role within the Federal Reserve System.
Support volunteerism including community-based efforts to provide free tax preparation services to people with low incomes.
Mientras las protecciones expiran, la nueva normativa para la administración hipotecaria busca reducir las ejecuciones que sean evitables
En efecto desde el 31 de agosto del 2021, la nueva normativa les exige a los administradores hipotecarios ofrecerles a los propietarios, oportunidades reales para evitar el “foreclosure” y mantenerse en sus viviendas, mientras algunos programas federales de aplazamiento comienzan a expirar.
Effective August 31, 2021, a new rule requires mortgage servicers to provide meaningful opportunities for homeowners to avoid foreclosure and keep their homes as certain federal forbearance programs begin to expire.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB is proud to celebrate 10 years of protecting consumers, and looks forward to the next decade.
As Acting Director, my top priorities are to take bold and swift action to address issues of pervasive racial injustice and the long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumers.
The CFPB was born out of the 2008 financial crisis to protect the economically vulnerable. During COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis, we’re doubling down on that commitment. Learn how the CFPB is using our tools to protect consumers facing housing insecurity.
The CFPB will use the authority provided by Congress to address consumer harms in the small dollar lending market. The CFPB will do so through vigorous market monitoring, supervision, enforcement, and, if appropriate, rulemaking.
A new CFPB report shows more than 11 million renters and homeowners are behind on their housing payments. Communities of color are disproportionately vulnerable to housing insecurity. Here's what we’re doing to prevent harm to vulnerable consumers.
In 2020, the CFPB issued new rules to help ensure borrowers can afford the mortgages they take on. To ensure consumers have the options they need, the CFPB will extend the mandatory compliance deadline for the Qualified Mortgage rules until July 1, 2021.
Moving forward, the Division of Consumer Education and External Affairs should redouble its efforts to ensure the Bureau engages all consumers who are economically suffering.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proud to launch an effort to recruit attorneys at all experience levels to join our team.
The Bureau is working hard to address housing insecurity, promote racial equity, and protect small businesses’ access to credit
In furtherance of our mission, I have directed the Division of Research, Markets, and Regulations (RMR) to take some immediate actions, and I want to share my directions publicly.
The Bureau is taking much-needed action to protect consumers, particularly the most economically vulnerable
Last week, I was honored to have been appointed Acting Director of the CFPB by the President. Having joined the Bureau in 2011, I have seen firsthand the impact of the Bureau’s mission and the incredible work being done by its staff. I know that the Bureau’s staff shares my devotion to the Bureau’s mission, and I look forward to serving in this latest capacity.
I am pleased to announce that the Bureau has published the “Statement Regarding the Provision of Financial Products and Services to Consumers with Limited English Proficiency.” The Statement provides principles and guidelines to inform and assist financial institutions seeking to better serve LEP consumers in non-English languages.
We are finally leaving 1977 behind and developing a debt collection system that works for consumers and industry in the modern world.
The CFPB is taking steps to help create real and sustainable changes in our financial system so that African Americans and other minorities have equal opportunities to build wealth and close the economic divide.
Many Americans continue to face economic challenges during these uncertain times. As Consumer Financial Protection Week comes to a close, the CFPB continues to be here for you with resources to explain your rights, options and protections during the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the changes in operations brought by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, we are on the job fielding on average 30,000 complaints a month.