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Category: Press Release CFPB Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1 Million for Incorrect Consumer Information Sent to Credit Reporting Agencies
Category: Press Release Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption from Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans
Category: Blog Identification of language preference on the Uniform Residential Loan Application
Category: Blog CFPB and VA WARNO: VA refinancing offers that sound too good to be true
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Freedom Debt Relief For Misleading Consumers About Its Debt-Settlement Services
Category: Blog African-American and Hispanic borrowers harmed by Provident will receive $9 million in compensation
Category: Press Release Newly Available Data Shows Lowest Mortgage Delinquency Rate Since the Financial Crisis
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Debt-Relief Companies Illegally Posing As Federal Government
Category: Blog eClosing and buying a home: Technology’s role in closing on a mortgage
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure
Category: Blog Seven factors that determine your mortgage interest rate
Category: Press Release FFIEC Announces Availability of 2016 Data on Mortgage Lending
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Real Estate Settlement Services Provider for Steering Consumers to Affiliated Business
Category: Press Release CFPB Amends Rules to Provide Flexibility and Clarity to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Top Notch Funding for Lying in Loan Offers to NFL Players, Deepwater Horizon Victims, and 9/11 First Responders
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, Transworld Systems for Illegal Student Loan Debt Collection Lawsuits
Category: Press Release CFPB Announces First No-Action Letter to Upstart Network
Category: Blog Supporting consumer-friendly innovation: Announcing our first no-action letter
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Summer 2017
Category: Press Release CFPB Supervision Recovers $14 Million in First Half of 2017 for Over 100,000 Consumers Harmed by Illegal Practices
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Zero Parallel for Steering Consumers Toward Bad Deals
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray at the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic
Category: Blog Got a check in the mail from the CFPB? Here’s how to tell if it’s legit
Category: Blog Here’s what you should know if you were harmed by Morgan Drexen
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Press Release CFPB Temporarily Changes Mortgage Data Rule Reporting Threshold for Community Banks and Credit Unions
Category: Press Release CFPB and American Express Reach Resolution to Address Discriminatory Card Terms in Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories
Category: Blog Here’s what you need to know about the new FFIEC HMDA Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Aequitas Capital Management for Aiding Corinthian Colleges' Predatory Lending Scheme
Category: Blog Denied for a bank account? Here’s what you should know
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against JPMorgan Chase for Failures Related to Checking Account Screening Information
Category: Press Release CFPB Warns Companies Against Tricking Consumers Into Expensive Pay-By-Phone Fees
Category: Blog Six years serving you
Category: Press Release Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's 46th Annual Convention
Category: Press Release CFPB Proposes Changes to Mortgage Data Rule Reporting Threshold for Community Banks and Credit Unions
Category: Blog Buying a home? Watch out for mortgage closing scams
Category: Press Release CFPB Finalizes Updates to "Know Before You Owe" Mortgage Disclosure
Category: Blog Top five consumer financial complaints reported across the U.S.
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Actions Against Credit Repair Companies for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Report CFPB Data Point: Becoming credit visible
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Study Finds Consumers in Lower-income Areas are More Likely to Become Credit Visible Due to Negative Records
Category: Blog How we keep you safe in the consumer financial marketplace
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the People and Places Conference
Category: Blog We are seeking comment on our plan for assessing the ATR/QM rule
Category: Report Key dimensions of the small business lending landscape
Category: Press Release CFPB Explores Ways to Assess the Availability of Credit for Small Business
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Small Business Lending Field Hearing
Category: Blog Request for information on small business lending
Category: Blog Solicitud de información sobre el mercado de préstamos para pequeñas empresas
Category: Blog Making the decision to rent or buy
Category: Press Release CFPB Releases Report Outlining Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Four Online Lenders for Collecting on Debts Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
Category: Report Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry: Readout from an opening roundtable
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues $1.25 Million Fine to Servicemember Auto Lender for Violating Consent Order
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Spring 2017
Category: Press Release CFPB Supervision Finds Some Student Loan and Mortgage Servicers Illegally Fail to Provide Protections to Borrowers
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Ocwen for Failing Borrowers Throughout Mortgage Servicing Process
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Ocwen Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Press Release CFPB Files Suit Against Law Firm for Misrepresenting Attorney Involvement in Collection of Millions of Debts
Category: Blog Safeguarding against credit discrimination: 2016 Fair Lending Report
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Proposal to Clarify Mortgage Data Rule
Category: Blog We are proposing changes to Regulation C to help industry comply and are looking for your feedback
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at Operation HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting
Category: Report Fair Lending Report 2016
Category: Report Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program status report for fiscal year (FY) 2016
Category: Report No FEAR Act annual report for fiscal year 2016
Category: Blog Understanding Consumer Experiences: Insights from CFPB’s 2016 Consumer Response Annual Report
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference
Category: Blog The Consumer Bureau is proposing changes to Regulation B to help mortgage lenders and is looking for your feedback
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Proposal to Provide Flexibility to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Press Release CFPB Fines Experian $3 Million for Deceiving Consumers in Marketing Credit Scores
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Nationstar Mortgage for Flawed Mortgage Loan Reporting
Category: Blog How to deal with “bad credit”—or no credit—when you want to buy a home
Category: Blog Using alternative data to evaluate creditworthiness
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Alternative Data Field Hearing
Category: Press Release CFPB Explores Impact of Alternative Data on Credit Access for Consumers Who Are Credit Invisible
Category: Blog Making the move to homeownership on your own or with someone else
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 19
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Mortgage Complaints
Category: Press Release CFPB and New York Attorney General Sue RD Legal for Scamming 9/11 Heroes Out of Millions of Dollars in Compensation Funds
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the RD Legal Funding Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Press Release CFPB and State of Virginia Take Action Against Woodbridge Gold & Pawn for Deceiving Consumers About Loan Costs
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders Mastercard and UniRush to Pay $13 Million for RushCard Breakdowns That Cut Off Consumers' Access to Funds
Category: Blog Mastercard and UniRush to Pay $10 Million to Consumers Harmed by RushCard Technology Breakdown
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the RushCard Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders Prospect Mortgage to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Illegal Kickback Scheme
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Debt Relief Attorneys for Collecting Illegal Fees from Struggling Consumers
Category: Blog How to decide how much to spend on your down payment
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders Citi Subsidiaries to Pay $28.8 Million for Giving the Runaround to Borrowers Trying to Save Their Homes
Category: Blog Your mortgage calculator may be setting you up for a surprise
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the TCF Bank Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues TCF National Bank for Tricking Consumers Into Costly Overdraft Service
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Navient Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Nation's Largest Student Loan Company Navient for Failing Borrowers at Every Stage of Repayment
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Two Law Firms for Misrepresenting Attorney Involvement to Collect on Medical Debts
Category: Blog Buying a home? The first step is to check your credit
Category: Blog What you need to know: Understanding why offers for “your” credit score are not all the same
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders TransUnion and Equifax to Pay for Deceiving Consumers in Marketing Credit Scores and Credit Products
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Second Action Against Military Credit Services for Improper Contract Disclosures