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Bureau releases its assessment report of the Remittance Rule

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released the findings of its assessment of the Remittance Rule, which provides protections to international money transfers. The report describes the Rule, the market, and the Bureau’s findings on the Rule’s effectiveness in meeting factors outlined in the Dodd-Frank Act.

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More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years

Consumers typically pay for telecommunications services monthly, but most providers do not report to consumer reporting agencies unless an account is in collections. In this report, we explore how these debts are reported. 

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Aggregate credit card borrowing exhibits end-of-year seasonal patterns which vary across different sets of consumers

This report finds that aggregate end-of-year consumer credit card borrowing roughly follows end-of-year retail expenditure patterns, with consumer borrowing experiences differing across consumers with different credit scores and different credit card utilization rates at baseline. 

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Removal of public records has little effect on consumers’ credit scores

The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) was launched in March 2015 by the three nationwide credit reporting companies in response to a multi-state settlement. In this report, we explore how the removal of public records resulting from the NCAP affected consumers' credit records and their credit scores.

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Financial coaching can benefit consumers

Financial coaching can help consumers achieve their financial goals.  It’s a strategy that financial educators can implement with the people they serve.  Read more about our two briefs: “Financial Coaching: A Strategy to Improve Financial Well-Being” and “Implementing Financial Coaching: Implications for Practitioners.”