Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger has announced the appointment of members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and the Academic Research Council (ARC) will meet jointly on May 1st from 2:00 to 4:15 pm ET via conference call.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger today announced the appointment of members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC).
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced enhancements to its advisory committee charters.
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the appointment of new consumer experts from outside the federal government to the Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, Credit Union Advisory Council, and Academic Research Council.
It is a real pleasure for me to have the chance to spend some time with you today. As you know, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is committed to bringing a data-driven perspective to the regulation and oversight of consumer financial markets as well as to our understanding of consumer behavior. Our Office of Research leads that effort, in partnership with subject-matter experts throughout the Bureau, and we established the Academic Research Council to support that same approach.
Written Testimony of David Silberman Before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
Chairman Neugebauer, Ranking Member Clay, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) work to strengthen our financial system so that it better serves consumers, responsible businesses, and our economy as a whole. My name is David Silberman and I am the Associate […]
Crossposted from CNN.com. This opinion editorial was posted on January 27, 2014 online. We are facing a financial education crisis in this country. The gap between the complex financial world and our ability to navigate it is growing wider. Too many financial lessons are learned through trial and error, where it is costly to recover from […]
Bureau Finds that Manufactured-Home Owners are More Likely to be Older or to Have Lower Net Worth WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report which found that manufactured-home owners typically pay higher interest rates for their loans than borrowers whose homes were built onsite. The report also found that manufactured-home […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took enforcement action against ACE Cash Express, one of the largest payday lenders in the United States, for pushing payday borrowers into a cycle of debt. The CFPB found that ACE used illegal debt collection tactics – including harassment and false threats of lawsuits or criminal prosecution – to pressure overdue borrowers into taking out additional loans they could not afford. ACE will provide $5 million in refunds and pay a $5 million penalty for these violations.
My name is Rohit Chopra, and I serve as an Assistant Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), where I lead an office that focuses on issues facing students and young Americans. In 2011, I was also designated by the Secretary of the Treasury as the Student Loan Ombudsman within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new role established by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing a study on how the collection of medical debt affects a consumer’s credit score. What we found is that consumers’ credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt that goes into collections and shows up on their credit report. This is because credit scoring models may […]
Study Finds Credit Scores Underestimate Creditworthiness for Consumers Who Owe and Repay Medical Debt WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a research report that found consumers’ credit scores may be overly penalized for medical debt that goes into collections and shows up on their credit report. According to the study, […]
The report details the Bureau’s three-pronged approach to improving financial literacy opportunities for consumers: education initiatives, evidence-based research, and outreach to consumers and financial education stakeholders.
The report shows big differences across financial institutions when it comes to overdraft coverage on debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals, drawing into question how banks sell this account feature.
Today’s report warns of the potential domino effects on the economy of high student debt. It also identifies policy and market-based solutions based on the public’s comments that would help borrowers manage their private student loan burden.
The report found that payday loans and the deposit advance loans offered by a small but growing number of banks and other depository institutions are generally similar in structure, purpose, and the consumer protection concerns they raise.
The Bureau found that there are more than 50 different senior designations that financial advisers use to indicate that they have advanced training or expertise in the financial needs of older consumers. These designations can confuse older consumers, who are already at risk for deception and fraud.
The CFPB wants to know how the CARD Act has affected the daily lives of consumers and the behavior of industry.
Among the key takeaways in the report, which is one of the most comprehensive studies of credit reporting to date, are that credit card history dominates the information in consumer reports and that debt collection items generate the highest rate of disputes.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council today encouraged financial institutions to work constructively with borrowers affected by drought conditions and consider alternatives for prudently restructuring credit facilities as appropriate.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Study Finds Credit Scores Used by Consumers and Lenders Can Differ
The study found that about one out of five consumers would likely receive a meaningfully different score than would a lender.
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Announces Availability of 2011 Data on Mortgage Lending
The HMDA data made available today cover 2011 lending activity — applications, originations, purchases and sales of loans, denials, and other actions related to applications.
The newly appointed board members include experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending, civil rights, and consumer financial products or services. They also represent depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, and they represent communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans.
Today’s report covers the Bureau’s actions from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. It showcases how the Bureau has used its multiple authorities, including regulation, supervision, enforcement, market research, financial education, and the authority to deal directly with consumer complaints regarding consumer financial products and services.