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Category: Blog Know your data: Our updated list of reporting companies
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Monster Loans, Lend Tech Loans, and Student-Loan Debt-Relief Companies
Category: Report 2019 College credit card agreements
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Public records, credit scores, and credit performance
Category: Blog A new retrospective on the removal of public records
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition, Issue No. 20 (Fall 2019)
Category: Report Data Point: Borrower Experiences on Income-Driven Repayment
Category: Blog New report shows how student loan borrowers fare on Income-Driven Repayment Plans
Category: Report Data Point: Servicer Size in the Mortgage Market
Category: Press release CFPB Releases New Report Exploring Differences between Large and Small Mortgage Servicers
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Background Screening Reports
Category: Blog Applying for a job? It’s important to know what goes into your background screening reports
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Consumer Bankruptcy, BAPCPA, and the Great Recession
Category: Blog New report explores trends in consumer bankruptcy
Category: Press release CFPB and FTC to Host December Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Enhance Consumer Complaint Database
Category: Speech Director Kraninger’s Speech at the National Consumer Empowerment Conference
Category: Blog New report explores the relationship between Financial Well-Being and the contents of and engagement with credit reports
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 19 (Summer 2019)
Category: Report Credit Characteristics, Credit Engagement Tools, and Financial Well-Being
Category: Blog Facts you can use about the Equifax settlement
Category: Blog Datos que debe saber sobre el acuerdo con Equifax
Category: Blog An update on credit access and the Bureau’s first No-Action Letter
Category: Press release CFPB, FTC and States Announce Settlement with Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach
Category: Speech Statement by Kathy Kraninger at CFPB/FTC Equifax Settlement Press Conference
Category: Report Building a Bridge to Credit Visibility
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Third-Party Debt Collections Tradeline Reporting
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on Third-Party Debt Collections
Category: Report Data point: Credit card revolvers
Category: Blog New report explores the extent of revolving in the U.S. credit card market
Category: Report Sources and uses of data at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Timing of Applications for Consumer Credit
Category: Blog New report explores when consumers apply for credit cards as their credit scores change
Category: Blog Servicemembers exhibit higher levels of financial well-being than the U.S. population overall
Category: Blog Check these items off your student loan to-do list
Category: Blog 5 ways you can guard against identity theft
Category: Blog Conozca una forma de preparar su crédito para una compra grande sin que le cueste nada
Category: Speech Speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center By Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Category: Blog A no-cost way to prepare your credit for a big purchase
Category: Blog Veterans’ financial well-being is good, but challenges remain
Category: Report 2018 Consumer Response annual report
Category: Blog Get your credit on track with our new booklet
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: Servicemembers, Veterans, and Military Families 50 State Report
Category: Blog A 2018 review of financial concerns facing servicemembers
Category: Blog Credit mistakes that could be costing you money
Category: Blog Los errores con su crédito que pueden estarle costando dinero
Category: Blog New protections available for minors under 16
Category: Blog Data provides first industry-wide look at mortgages to servicemembers
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Mortgages to First-time Homebuying Servicemembers
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on First-time Homebuying Servicemembers
Category: Blog New protections for servicemembers and veterans alert
Category: Blog Common errors people find on their credit report - and how to get them fixed
Category: Blog Errores comunes que la gente encuentra en su reporte de crédito y cómo corregirlos
Category: Blog Know your data: Our latest list of consumer reporting companies
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: Mortgage
Category: Blog Here’s what we’re hearing from servicemembers, veterans, and military families
Category: Report Office of Servicemember Affairs – Annual Report
Category: Blog Credit score myths that might be holding you back from improving your credit
Category: Blog Los mitos sobre el puntaje crediticio que pueden impedirle mejorar su crédito
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Committees Meet to Discuss Emerging Trends in Financial Services Technology
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles with State Farm Bank
Category: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Natural Disasters and Credit Reporting
Category: Blog Natural disaster assistance is reported on a minority of credit records among potentially affected consumers
Category: Report Technical Reports: National Survey of Mortgage Originations and National Mortgage Database
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and Federal Housing Finance Agency Release National Survey of Mortgage Originations Dataset for Public Use
Category: Report Complaint snapshot: 50 state report
Category: Blog Bureau releases Complaint snapshot: 50 state report
Category: Blog Managing someone else’s money: New protection from ID theft and fraud
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Report and RFI on the Bureau’s Sources and Uses of Data
Category: Blog Free credit freezes are here
Category: Blog New research report on the geography of credit invisibility
Category: Report Data point: The geography of credit invisibility
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures
Category: Report 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: Blog Bureau roundtables seek public input
Category: Report Data point: Final student loan payments and broader household borrowing
Category: Blog New research report on student loan repayment and broader household borrowing
Category: Report 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: Report Complaint snapshot: Debt collection
Category: Blog Complaint snapshot: An analysis of debt collection complaints
Category: Blog A new list identifies more ways to access credit scores—for free
Category: Report Know Before You Owe: Mortgage shopping study
Category: Blog 3 common credit issues and what you can do to fix them
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Request for Information on Consumer Complaints and Inquiries
Category: Report 2017 Consumer Response annual report
Category: Blog Ask CFPB your questions about credit reports and scores
Category: Blog 4 tips to spring clean your finances
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Request For Information On Consumer Complaint Reporting
Category: Report Quarterly consumer credit trends: Public records
Category: Blog Removal of public records has little effect on consumers’ credit scores
Category: Blog Thinking about buying a house in 2018? Here’s what you need to know
Category: Blog 5 financial New Year’s resolutions
Category: Press release CFPB Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1 Million for Incorrect Consumer Information Sent to Credit Reporting Agencies
Category: Blog Has having more access to free credit scores made a difference? Let us know!
Category: Blog Add your company to the list of sources for free credit scores
Category: Blog Tips for servicemembers with student debt
Category: Report Quarterly consumer credit trends: Growth in longer-term auto loans