As we work to ensure a consumer bureau that’s responsive to today’s most pressing problems, we’ve made it a priority to keep one foot firmly planted outside the Beltway. We know that those of us here in Washington will never understand what’s going on in your community better than you do. That’s why we continue […]
Military families throughout the country are not immune to the ongoing housing crisis. On my travels to military bases, I’ve heard too many distressing stories about servicemembers who are underwater on their mortgage and are faced with military permanent change of station (PCS) orders that require them to relocate at a time when their home […]
This morning, The New York Times published an op-ed by Holly Petraeus, our Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs. She describes how for-profit colleges can exploit servicemembers who have a desire to learn more.
Yesterday, Raj Date spoke in Philadelphia about the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis for the consumer bureau. Before taking questions from the audience, Mr. Date, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury, outlined three basic themes for our work.
Update: This live event has now concluded. You can watch a recording from the event below, or read Raj’s full remarks. Welcome to the first CFPB livestream!
This Thursday afternoon, we’re hosting an event in Philadelphia where Raj Date and local leaders will discuss the lessons learned from the mortgage market meltdown and how those lessons can be applied to the consumer bureau’s work moving forward. The CFPB is the first agency with the primary responsibility of making consumer financial markets work […]
In the first three rounds of Know Before You Owe, we asked you to compare different draft versions of a simplified mortgage disclosure form. Round 1 was about designs for the front-page, the “shopping sheet.” Round 2 was about the second page, which presents the closing costs. Round 3 offered different ways to highlight and […]