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Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions

Good morning and thank you for having me join you today. For five years now, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and America’s credit unions have had the opportunity to work together on behalf of all Americans. Our responsibility is to support and protect consumers. For credit unions, these same people are more than your customers; they are your members. We share many goals in common as we pursue our respective objectives, and we have a considerable stake in one another’s success.


Older Americans are not alone in the fight to stop financial abuse

Banks and credit unions are in a unique position to prevent financial exploitation of older Americans and to intervene effectively when older account holders are targeted or victimized. That is why today we are releasing an advisory and report for banks and credit unions on how they can better protect older consumers from financial abuse.


Save the date: Join us for a Credit Union Advisory Council meeting in Washington, DC

Join us for a Credit Union Advisory Council meeting with Director Cordray on Thursday, March 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. EST. During this meeting we will discuss the role of credit unions in cultivating consumer financial education and financial capability.


Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the National Credit Union Administration Webinar

We have incorporated into our mortgage rules some special provisions that provide smaller creditors like most credit unions with different treatment from larger financial institutions, including the large banks. Yet we have not stopped thinking about the challenges that smaller creditors face as they continue their traditions of lending flexibly but responsibly, which has been a key to their support for many consumers, especially in smaller communities around the country.