This week, the CFPB filed a friend-of-the-court brief to ensure people have access to legal protections for their government benefit prepaid cards.
The CFPB will distribute over $95 million in redress to over 87,000 consumers harmed by a student loan debt relief enterprise operated by Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., d/b/a Premier Student Loan Center, and related companies.
The CFPB is requesting comment on whether it should finalize its preliminary determination that a New York commercial financing law—as well as potentially similar laws in California, Utah, and Virginia—are not preempted by the Truth in Lending Act.
This week, we filed a friend-of-the-court brief to protect consumers’ funds from unauthorized withdrawals by credit card companies.
The CFPB recently filed an amicus brief to ensure military families are able to sue creditors that violate the Military Lending Act.
The CFPB seeks insights on ways to improve mortgage refinances for homeowners who would benefit from refinancing, especially for borrowers with smaller loan balances. We also want public input on ways to support assistance for mortgage borrowers who experience financial disruptions.
Today, the majority of traffic to consumerfinance.gov comes from mobile devices, matching a nation-wide trend. We are proud of the work that we have done to make our systems mobile-friendly and are committed to doing more.
Banks and credit unions should ensure you’re getting timely responses to your banking questions. To help ensure they’re meeting your needs, we’re asking you to share your experiences, good or bad, by August 22, 2022
Far too many minority households and businesses continue to lack fair and equitable access to credit. Federal agencies encourage lenders to explore use of special purpose credit programs to better serve historically disadvantaged individuals and communities.
The CFPB is hiring product managers, designers, engineers, data scientists, and more to help detect and prevent unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices in financial markets.
Beginning on Tuesday, July 5, we’re accepting applications to serve on our four advisory committees, which provide insight and advice as we carry out our work. Applications are due by July 24, 2022. Credit Union Advisory Council, Community Bank Advisory Council, Consumer Advisory Board, Academic Research Council.
The CFPB is working to identify and address the financial needs of immigrant consumers.
The CFPB is seeking public comments about debt that workers take on to pay for trainings, equipment, or other items or services required by their employer.
At the CFPB, we are committed to delivering trustworthy, impartial, accurate and timely information to the people we serve. To maintain this commitment we provide clear, impartial answers to hundreds of financial questions on Ask CFPB. Ask CFPB offers information you can use to make more informed choices about your money. Ask CFPB helps more than 6 million people do so each year and has helped more than 43 million lifetime users.
This report describes our fair lending activities in enforcement, guidance and rulemaking, interagency coordination, and outreach and education for calendar year 2021.
This week, we filed a friend-of-the-court brief to protect borrowers' rights under federal law to obtain vital information about their mortgage loans from servicers.
We believe our work should be rooted in research and experience from the people we serve. For many, our website’s homepage is the front door to the CFPB. We are excited to unveil our homepage redesign which considered feedback from dozens of people like you.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new initiative to focus on financial issues facing rural America. Our effort will initially focus on rural banking deserts, discriminatory and predatory agricultural credit, and manufactured housing.
In response to concerns from workers about financial risk and harm from employers, the CFPB is looking into the consumer financial products or services that workers face in the workplace, including employer-driven debt and the selling of worker data.
Due to its size and impact on Americans’ everyday lives, we are closely monitoring auto lending. As the economy recovers, we need to ensure that the market is fair, transparent, and competitive – and is working for consumers.
The CFPB joins with other regulators in asking The Appraisal Foundation to clearly instruct appraisers about the federal law forbidding appraisal discrimination.
Your consumer reporting files affect your ability to get a loan, a job, an apartment, and other essentials of life. But, do you know where and how to request your consumer reports and what you can do once you order them? Find out in our list of consumer reporting companies!
From 2018 to 2020, the CFPB estimates that Americans paid roughly $120 billion per year in credit card interest and fees. That works out to about $1,000 per year for every American household.
This week we partnered with other agencies to ensure that American servicemembers enjoy the full protections of federal law.
This week we partnered with other agencies to oppose a dangerous threat to our nation’s civil rights laws, specifically related to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, or ECOA.