One in Five Older Americans Report Being Victims of Financial Exploitation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an advisory and a report with recommendations for banks and credit unions on how to prevent, recognize, report, and respond to financial exploitation of older Americans. Financial exploitation, the illegal or improper use […]
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the American Bankers Association Annual Convention
It is a pleasure to be back at the American Bankers Association. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment to congratulate Governor Keating for his dedication to the financial services industry, and for his long and distinguished record of public service. During my time at the Consumer Bureau, it has been my […]
CFPB and New York Department of Financial Services Sue Pension Advance Companies for Deceiving Consumers About Loan Costs
Companies Hid Loan Interest Rates and Fees and Deceived Consumers About Other Terms of the Deal WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) filed a lawsuit in federal court against two companies, Pension Funding, LLC and Pension Income, LLC, and three of the […]
We are honored to be here with Attorney General Herring today. The work he is doing to protect Virginians – especially older Virginians – sets a great example for other states to follow. I also want to thank the Greenspring community for hosting us, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and the Virginia […]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working hard to make financial markets work better on behalf of 320 million American consumers. In particular, our new agency specifically recognizes the need to protect older Americans against financial exploitation and promote economic security later in life. With the aging of the baby boomer generation, that mission has […]
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum
Good morning. It is an honor to be here today alongside my colleagues who are stalwart champions of our seniors. We are here because we care about making sure that all Americans, throughout their lifespans, can have the opportunity to learn and develop skills, engage in productive work, make sound choices about their daily lives, […]
CFPB Issues Advisory Offering Tips to Borrowers on Protecting Family Members WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report highlighting the top complaints for reverse mortgages. According to the report, consumers are frustrated with their loan terms, servicer runarounds, and foreclosure problems. To help consumers who already have a reverse […]
Bureau Issues Consumer Advisory with Tips for Older Americans Dealing with Harassing Debt Collectors WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report highlighting debt collection as a top complaint for older Americans, many of whom say they struggle with debt in retirement. According to the report, some of the debt […]
FDIC and CFPB Collaborate to Develop a Spanish-Language Tool for Older Adults to Prevent Financial Exploitation
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today launched a Spanish-language version of Money Smart for Older Adults. This free financial resource tool is designed to help aid older adults (age 62 and older) and their caregivers prevent, identify and respond to elder financial exploitation, which affects millions of senior citizens each year, with only a fraction of incidents reported.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a guide to help assisted living and nursing facility staff better protect the people in their care by preventing and addressing financial abuse and scams. The guide helps staff recognize, record, and report financial mistreatment by family members or other trusted people handling the finances of an incapacitated adult. The guide also addresses prevention of a wide variety of financial exploitation and scams.