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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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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on Third-Party Debt Collections

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.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray to Corporation for Enterprise Development Assets Learning Conference
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Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me today. It is good to be here with so many people who have similar goals and ideals. The thread that ties us together is our shared commitment to the goal of empowering the economically vulnerable among us. At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we understand our ultimate goal is to make sure every consumer counts.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Auto Title Lending Research Press Call
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Today, we are releasing our fourth report on this market, which is a study of single-payment auto title loans. Our study analyzed nearly 3.5 million loans made to more than 400,000 borrowers over a period of several years. We examined loan usage patterns, with a focus on the repeated use of these loans, how long it takes borrowers to repay, how often they fall behind, how many borrowers default, and how many have their vehicle seized by the lender. 

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CFPB Finds Half of Online Payday Borrowers Rack Up an Average of $185 in Bank Penalties
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Repeat Debit Attempts Add Steep, Hidden Cost for Borrowers Yet Typically Fail to Recover Payments WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report that found that attempts by online lenders to debit payments from a consumer’s checking account add a steep, hidden cost to online payday loans. Half of online […]