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Category: Report 2020 College credit card agreements
Category: Press release CFPB, FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York Attorney General Take Action Against Debt-Collection Operation and Its Owners and Managers
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Debt Collectors and Debt Buyers Encore Capital Group, Midland Funding, Midland Credit Management, and Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 22 (Summer 2020)
Category: Office of Research Publication Special issue brief: The early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer credit
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Examines Early Impact of Pandemic on Consumer Credit
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Requests Information on the Impact of the CARD Act Regulations on Small Entities and the Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Blog Alphabet soup: The ABCs of military consumer protection
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Recent trends in debt settlement and credit counseling
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report on Debt Settlements and Credit Counseling
Category: Blog Coronavirus and dealing with debt: Tips to help ease the impact
Category: Blog Lidiando con el coronavirus y deudas: Consejos para aliviar el impacto
Category: Press release CFPB Takes Steps to Facilitate LIBOR Transition
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action to Help Consumers Receive Relief from Credit Card Issuers
Category: Blog Credit card debt during coronavirus: Relief options and tips
Category: Blog La deuda de tarjeta de crédito durante la pandemia del coronavirus: opciones de alivio y consejos para manejarla
Category: Press release CFPB to Provide Additional Extension of Comment Period for Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Time Barred Debt
Category: Office of Research Publication The early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on credit applications
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Shows Substantial Decline in Credit Applications in March
Category: Blog Tips to stay on top of your finances during the coronavirus pandemic
Category: Blog Consejos para mantenerse al tanto de sus finanzas durante la pandemia de coronavirus
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2020
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on 2019 Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Category: Blog Cómo diferenciar a un cobrador de deudas legítimo de los estafadores
Category: Office of Research Publication Disclosure of Time-Barred Debt and Revival: Findings from the CFPB’s Quantitative Disclosure Testing
Category: Office of Research Publication Quantitative Survey Testing of Model Disclosure Clauses and Forms for Debt Collection: Methodology Report
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Time-Barred Debt Disclosures
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 21 (Winter 2020)
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Citizens Bank, N.A.
Category: Blog Read our 2019 College Credit Card Report
Category: Report 2019 College credit card agreements
Category: Report Annual Report on the TILA, EFTA, and CARD Act
Category: Blog Seis consejos a tener en cuenta cuando le ofrezcan la tarjeta de crédito de una tienda
Category: Blog Six tips to consider when you’re offered a retail store credit card
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition, Issue No. 20 (Fall 2019)
Category: Press release CFPB Announces Panels for CFPB-FTC Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting
Category: Blog How to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and scammers
Category: Blog You might have heard that LIBOR is going away. Here’s what you need to know about LIBOR and adjustable-rate loans.
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 19 (Summer 2019)
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Asset Recovery Associates
Category: Report The Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report on Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Blog Protect yourself from credit card fraud at the register
Category: Press release CFPB Extends Comment Period for Debt Collection Proposal
Category: Press release CFPB and the New York Attorney General Settle with Debt Collection Group
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on Third-Party Debt Collections
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Third-Party Debt Collections Tradeline Reporting
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: Credit card revolvers
Category: Blog New report explores the extent of revolving in the U.S. credit card market
Category: Blog Budgeting: How to create a budget and stick with it
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Forster & Garbus, LLP
Category: Blog Cómo descubrir a un estafador
Category: Blog What to do if you’re wrongfully billed for Medicare costs
Category: Blog Cómo echarle mano a su deuda
Category: Blog Need help with your credit card debt? Start with your credit card company!
Category: Blog Get your credit on track with our new booklet
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on 2018 Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2019
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces System for Prepaid Issuers to Submit Account Agreements
Category: Blog New protections for servicemembers and veterans alert
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Cash Tyme
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reaches Settlement with Enova International, Inc.
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles Claims with Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Category: Press release Regulators Encourage Institutions to Work with Borrowers Affected by Government Shutdown
Category: Report College credit card agreements 2018
Category: Blog Resolve to take control of your debt in the new year
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles with Cash Express
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: 50 state report
Category: Blog Your top debt collection questions answered
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With Bluestem
Category: Blog Managing someone else’s money: New protection from ID theft and fraud
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly consumer credit trends: Telecommunications debt collection
Category: Blog More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years
Category: Blog WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
Category: Press release Bureau Settles With National Credit Adjusters, LLC and Bradley Hochstein
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: Final student loan payments and broader household borrowing
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles with Citibank, N.A.
Category: Blog New research report on student loan repayment and broader household borrowing
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly consumer credit trends: End-of-year credit card borrowing
Category: Blog Aggregate credit card borrowing exhibits end-of-year seasonal patterns which vary across different sets of consumers
Category: Blog Complaint snapshot: An analysis of debt collection complaints
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: Debt collection
Category: Blog 4 tips to spring clean your finances
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2018
Category: Press release CFPB And FTC Partner To Report On 2017 Activities To Combat Illegal Debt Collection Practices
Category: Blog People harmed by the RushCard outages in October 2015 may be eligible to receive compensation
Category: Blog 9 problemas financieros comunes después de un desastre natural y lo que puede hacer para enfrentarlos
Category: Blog 9 financial problems after a natural disaster—and what you can do about them
Category: Press release CFPB Finalizes Changes to Prepaid Accounts Rule
Category: Report 2017 College credit card agreements
Category: Report The consumer credit card market
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report on the State of the Credit Card Market
Category: Blog A five-step spending plan to avoid holiday debt
Category: Blog CFPB sends letters to financial institution CEO’s encouraging more consumer control over payment methods
Category: Press release CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
Category: Blog How to spot a scammer
Category: Blog How to get a handle on debt
Category: Press release CFPB Sues Debt-Relief Companies Illegally Posing As Federal Government
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure