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Category: Data, research, and reports |
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Complaints show military families and non-military families have different experiences in the financial marketplace

This month's 50-state report shows that servicemembers are more likely to submit complaints about some financial products compared to non-servicemembers, such as debt collection, but are less likely than non-servicemembers to submit complaints about other products, such as mortgages. Overall the report shows that servicemembers may face different problems in the financial marketplace than non-servicemembers.

Category: Info for consumers | Category: Data, research, and reports |
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Our office of Servicemember Affairs guides you through the financial hurdles of your military career

Our recent report will concentrate on some of the most common financial struggles servicemembers face during their military careers; as well as detailing the work we have done to help resolve those struggles since 2011.
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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. 

Category: Info for consumers | Category: At the CFPB |
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Consumers Count: Tools and resources for money decisions

Take control of your financial life with these ten tools that can help you make choices at the grocery store, pay your credit card bill, and deal with debt. They can also prepare you for money decisions like buying a home or figuring out how to pay for college.

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You have the right to talk to a real person

When you have an issue with a financial product or service, you have the right to have your complaint heard and responded to. Many people submit complaints to us online on their own, but did you know that you can also call our toll-free number to talk to a real person and get help submitting a complaint? 

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Info for consumers |
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You have the right to someone in your financial corner

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.

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Servicemembers 2015: A year in review

The number of complaints we receive from the military community continues to grow; from 2014-2015, complaints increased by 13 percent. For the second year in a row, debt collection, mortgages, and credit reporting were the top three complaint categories for the military community. Debt collection—by a large margin—was the top complaint category, comprising nearly half of our military complaints.