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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Recommends Financial Institutions Report Suspected Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued an updated advisory to financial institutions urging them to report to the appropriate local, state and federal authorities whenever they suspect that an older adult is the target or victim of financial exploitation. 

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

Good morning. I would like to thank the Tampa community for hosting us so graciously and all of you for being here today. Since we established the Consumer Advisory Board (or CAB) five years ago, we have made sure that its membership spans the nation. We also make it a point to travel outside Washington, D.C. to learn more about consumers in different parts of the country. Yesterday we learned about this city’s history and visited a retirement community to hear more about the particular challenges facing constituencies such as older Americans.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Elder Financial Abuse Press Call

At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we are working to make financial markets function better for this country’s 320 million consumers. Of special interest to us are the special needs and circumstances of older Americans. We are devoting great efforts to protecting them from financial exploitation, promoting their economic security, and educating both them and […]

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CFPB Issues Advisory and Report for Financial Institutions on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at Managing Someone Else’s Money Event

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 […]

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the White House Conference on Aging

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 […]

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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, […]

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CFPB Report Highlights Consumer Frustration Around Reverse Mortgages

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 […]

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CFPB Report Finds Debt Collection Tops Older Consumer Complaints

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 […]

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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.

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CFPB Helps Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse

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.

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CFPB Spotlights Mortgage Debt Challenges Faced By Older Americans

CFPB Issues Advisory about Managing Mortgage Debt in Retirement WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a snapshot report spotlighting the mortgage debt challenges faced by a growing number of older Americans. These challenges include more mortgage debt, less affordable housing, and greater risk of foreclosure. The CFPB is also issuing […]