Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Supervisory Highlights report on legal violations identified during the CFPB’s supervisory examinations in the second half of 2021. The report details key findings across consumer financial products and services.
A report issued today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) examines the financial consequences of medical billing and collections endured by individuals and families across the country. The report draws from the rising volume of medical billing and collection complaints submitted to the CFPB.
Director Chopra’s Prepared Remarks on the Repeat Offender Lawsuit Against TransUnion and John Danaher
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a major lawsuit against repeat offender TransUnion, two of its subsidiaries, and a longtime executive, John T. Danaher, for violating a 2017 law enforcement order.
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is using its rulemaking authority to propose that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) do not prevent survivors of human trafficking from achieving financial independence. The proposed rule would protect survivors of human trafficking by preventing CRAs from including negative information resulting from abuse. Congress required the CFPB to issue rules as part of the recently-enacted Debt Bondage Repair Act.
Director Chopra remarks at the April 6, 2022 CAB meeting.
CFPB Releases Report Detailing Consumer Complaint Response Deficiencies of the Big Three Credit Bureaus
A new analysis by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reveals how changes in complaint responses provided by nationwide consumer reporting companies resulted in fewer meaningful responses and less consumer relief. In 2021, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion together reported relief in response to less than 2% of covered complaints, down from nearly 25% of covered complaints in 2019.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released research finding that consumers in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, as well as younger consumers and those with low credit scores, are far more likely to have disputes appear on their credit reports.
CFPB, FTC and North Carolina Department of Justice File Amicus Brief in Henderson v. The Source for Public Data, L.P.
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and North Carolina Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the consumer plaintiffs in Henderson v. The Source for Public Data, L.P.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Settlement with Debt Collector for Credit Reporting Violation
On November 12, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with Afni, Inc. to address its violations in providing information to consumer reporting agencies (CRAs).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report indicating that a credit builder loan could increase the likelihood of establishing a credit record for consumers without one, and could help improve the credit scores of those with no current outstanding debt.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Commonwealth of Massachusetts File Suit Against Credit-Repair Telemarketers
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today jointly filed a lawsuit against Commonwealth Equity Group, LLC, which does business as Key Credit Repair, and Nikitas Tsoukales (also known as Nikitas Tsoukalis), Key Credit Repair’s president and owner.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Monster Loans, Thomas Chou, Sean Cowell, and Related Companies
On May 14, 2020, the Bureau, and Chou Team Realty, LLC, Thomas Chou, TDK Enterprises, LLC, Cre8labs, Inc., and Sean Cowell moved for entry of a stipulated final judgment.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Shows Substantial Decline in Credit Applications in March
A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic found that consumer credit applications declined substantially in March.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a policy statement outlining the responsibility of credit reporting companies and furnishers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Monster Loans, Lend Tech Loans, and Student-Loan Debt-Relief Companies
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) filed suit against several companies and individuals involved in offering student loan debt-relief services for allegedly obtaining consumer reports illegally, charging unlawful advance fees, and engaging in deceptive conduct.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of both traditional credit reports and employment and tenant background screening reports.
Thank you for joining us. Today’s global settlement is the result of a strong partnership between the Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, and the states.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico announced a global settlement today with Equifax that would provide up to $700 million in monetary relief and penalties.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released a report today that found that more than one-in-four consumers with a credit report have at least one debt in collection by third-party debt collectors.
Company Violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Consumer Financial Protection Act in Furnishing Consumer-Report Information and Obtaining and Using Consumer Reports
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) today issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by recent legislation.
CFPB Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1 Million for Incorrect Consumer Information Sent to Credit Reporting Agencies
Company Failed to Inform Auto Lenders That Defects in its Software Led to Inaccuracies
CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Company Banned From Offering Credit Repair Services and Required to Pay $150,000 Penalty
CFPB Takes Action Against JPMorgan Chase for Failures Related to Checking Account Screening Information
Bureau’s Order Requires Bank to Pay $4.6 Million Penalty
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's 46th Annual Convention
Thank you for having me. I also want to thank the Reverend Jackson for his continuing support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and for the invitation to join you. I am glad to have the chance to tell you how we are working to level the playing field for consumers in financial markets.