In this update to our May 2020 report examining the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on credit applications, we find that credit card inquiries were still 30 percent below their pre-pandemic levels in September, while auto loans were depressed by 20 percent.
Tips for staying on top of your finances during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if you’ve dodged income loss or major expenses.
Consejos para que se mantenga al día con sus finanzas durante la pandemia del coronavirus, particularmente si no ha perdido sus ingresos o no ha tenido grandes gastos.
¿Le preocupa no poder hacer los pagos del préstamo de su coche? Su prestamista puede tener opciones para ayudarle
Si temporalmente está pasando por alguna dificultad financiera que le dificulta hacer los pagos mensuales del préstamo de su coche, su prestamista podría ayudarle a recuperarse. Le mostramos cómo evaluar las opciones disponibles y encontrar así, la mejor forma de evitar atrasarse en su préstamo de automóvil.
If a temporary financial hardship has you struggling to make your monthly car payments, your auto loan lender may be able to help you while you get back on your feet. Here’s how to weigh your options and find the best way to avoid falling behind on your car loan.
Servicemembers, arm yourself with basic car buying skills—Stand your guard when it comes to add-on products
When you buy a car, the dealer might offer you optional products or services known as “add-ons”— which could break your budget. Here’s what you need to know.
Don’t let deceptive car ads mislead you when it comes to trading in a car.
Servicemembers, arm yourself with basic car buying skills—Should you buy a new or used car?
Servicemembers should take precautions when buying a car. This is the second post in our blog series with the Federal Trade Commission on buying a car for servicemembers.
Servicemembers should take precautions when buying a car. This is the first post in our blog series with the Federal Trade Commission for servicemembers on buying a car.
9 problemas financieros comunes después de un desastre natural y lo que puede hacer para enfrentarlos
Asistencia para aquellas personas que tienen dificultades financieras
luego de un desastre natural, incluyendo información acerca de cómo obtener
ayuda y de cómo trabajar con bancos y prestamistas para solucionar sus
Help for people struggling financially after a natural disaster, including information on how to get help and ways to work with banks and lenders.
Use our resources to make more informed decisions when taking out loans.
If you are behind on your auto loan payments, it’s important to take steps to reduce the chance of falling further behind.
Understanding Consumer Experiences: Insights from CFPB’s 2016 Consumer Response Annual Report
We recently published our Consumer Response Annual Report, which provides an overview of the complaints we received in 2016.
Having access to a vehicle can be a lifeline for you and your family if you have limited resources. Before choosing an auto loan, learn four ways you can protect yourself from an auto loan you can’t afford.
Since auto loans are a part of the financial lives of so many consumers, we wanted to learn more about their experiences and challenges in navigating the process of getting an auto loan. Read more about our report: Consumer Voices on Automobile Financing.
When it comes to financing an auto loan, servicemembers should be armed with knowledge about loan choices and what can be negotiated, and should take precautions when entering loan agreements for vehicles. They are often targets of misleading ads or tactics, and inaccurate explanations of benefits.
If you co-sign an auto loan, you will be responsible for making payments if the primary borrower can’t pay. It could affect your future access to credit and your overall credit score. Here are some tips for co-signers and a new auto loan resource for you. Share it with your co-borrower so you can shop for a loan that works for both of you.
Take control of your auto loan process. Explore our new auto loan resources and keep these 6 tips in mind.
Join the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board for a meeting with Director Cordray where we will discuss an auto lending education initiative, trends and themes, and payday lending.
Harry noticed that his son Ari, a servicemember, was struggling with his car loan, so he reached out to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His story led to our investigation into an auto loan program that we found was using deceptive marketing and lending practices to target servicemembers.
An important part of the CFPB’s mandate from Congress is to make rules governing consumer finance markets more effective and to create new rules when warranted. Today, we’re posting a semiannual update of our rulemaking agenda as part of the federal government’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.
We found that between April 2011 and December 2013, Ally’s markup policy resulted in African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers paying more for auto loans than similarly situated non-Hispanic white borrowers. Ally agreed to a settlement and is paying a settlement administrator to distribute the $80 million in damages to harmed borrowers.
We’re releasing our third annual Fair Lending Report, which details the important strides we have taken over the last year to protect consumers from credit discrimination and increase access to credit.
Today, we held a field hearing on auto finance in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event featured remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public. The live event has now ended, but a recording will be available here soon.