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CFPB Releases Research on Tax Time Savings

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released today the results of a pilot study, Planning for tax-time savings, launched with the tax preparation company H&R Block that shows that simple messages encouraging customers to use their prepaid card to save at tax time increased the likelihood that they would do so.  

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Speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center By Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thank you to our hosts for the invitation, and to all of you for coming today. I’m particularly honored to be at a forum focused on bringing people together from across the political spectrum to forge commonsense solutions for the pressing issues facing our Nation.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the AAFCS Conference

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened its doors less than six years ago. Our mission is to stand on the side of consumers and ensure they are treated fairly in the financial marketplace. Through fair rules, consistent oversight, appropriate law enforcement, and broad-based consumer engagement, we are working to restore trust and confidence in the markets for household financial products and services. 

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting

Thank you all for being here. I always look forward to the meetings of our Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Each time we gather, our discussions reaffirm my belief that for this country to prosper, sound financial education must be one of the foundations we work to strengthen, for people young and old.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting

Good morning. I am glad to welcome everyone here to the Financial Literacy and Education Commission for our first meeting of the year. The commission continues to be a valuable forum for promoting financial literacy and a catalyst for improving the financial well-being of consumers.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission

We are glad to welcome the Department of the Interior to their first meeting as a member of the Commission. Today we are releasing the 2016 National Strategy for Financial Literacy. The report provides the Commission and everyone working in the field of financial education with an important framework for promoting financial education. It also highlights important progress that has been made towards the goals that were outlined in the previous strategy from 2011.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray to the Community Bank Advisory Council

I welcome our Community Bank Advisory Council and we are happy to see all of you. Today we will talk about promoting financial education among consumers, especially young people, and about our new proposed rule on debt collection. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns as we discuss these and other issues.

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Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the Youth Financial Capability Town Hall

Today we are pleased to announce two new pieces of work in the field of financial education. First, we are issuing a new report discussing a development model that identifies the building blocks our young people need to achieve financial capability at different stages of their growth and maturity. Second, we are releasing a teaching tool that we call a “personal finance pedagogy.” This tool will help support teachers in more effectively delivering financial education to their students. The Consumer Bureau believes that these new resources will prove valuable for anyone working to promote youth financial education.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on FINRA Foundation National Financial Capability Study Release

It is a real pleasure for me to have the chance to spend some time with you today. I want to begin by thanking Chairman Ketchum, Gerri Walsh, and the rest of the FINRA team for their efforts in creating the National Financial Capability Study, which is now one of the nation’s leading surveys of financial capability.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting

Thank you and I am glad the Commission is focusing on post-secondary education and financial inclusion, each of which affects the financial well-being of millions of Americans. Today I will talk about some of the ways the Consumer Bureau is working to help young people and their families make more informed decisions about paying for […]

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting

Thank you. It is really helpful for us to spend some time at this meeting talking about long-term savings and investing. We all know these are key building blocks for planning and securing our futures. Today I want to highlight some of the ways the Consumer Bureau and our colleagues on the Commission are working […]