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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: Blog Recursos del CFPB en múltiples idiomas
Category: Blog Protecting your credit during the coronavirus pandemic
Category: Blog Proteja su crédito durante la pandemia del coronavirus
Category: Blog What to consider when sharing your financial data
Category: Blog Alphabet soup: The ABCs of military consumer protection
Category: Report Targeting credit builder loans
Category: Press release CFPB Study Shows Financial Product Could Help Consumers Build Credit
Category: Report 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: Blog Consumer reporting and the CARES Act
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Commonwealth of Massachusetts File Suit Against Credit-Repair Telemarketers
Category: Press release CFPB to Provide Additional Extension of Comment Period for Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Time Barred Debt
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Monster Loans, Thomas Chou, Sean Cowell, and Related Companies
Category: Report 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 día con sus finanzas durante la pandemia del coronavirus
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Credit Reporting Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic
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: Report Disclosure of Time-Barred Debt and Revival: Findings from the CFPB’s Quantitative Disclosure Testing
Category: Report 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: 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 Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Public records, credit scores, and credit performance
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition, Issue No. 20 (Fall 2019)
Category: Blog How to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and scammers
Category: Blog Applying for a job? It’s important to know what goes into your background screening reports
Category: Press release CFPB and FTC to Host December Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting
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: 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 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 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 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: Blog Budgeting: How to create a budget and stick with it
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: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Forster & Garbus, LLP
Category: Blog What to do if you’re wrongfully billed for Medicare costs
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: Blog A no-cost way to prepare your credit for a big purchase
Category: Blog Need help with your credit card debt? Start with your credit card company!
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2019
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on 2018 Administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
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: Report Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Mortgages to First-time Homebuying Servicemembers
Category: Blog New protections for servicemembers and veterans alert
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Cash Tyme
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: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reaches Settlement with Enova International, Inc.
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 Regulators Encourage Institutions to Work with Borrowers Affected by Government Shutdown
Category: Blog Resolve to take control of your debt in the new year
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: 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: Blog Free credit freezes are here
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: Press release Bureau Settles With National Credit Adjusters, LLC and Bradley Hochstein
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: Blog 3 common credit issues and what you can do to fix them
Category: Blog Ask CFPB your questions about credit reports and scores
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