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Category: Blog Applying for a job? It’s important to know what goes into your background screening reports
Category: Blog ¿Habla usted español? Échele un vistazo a nuestros recursos y herramientas en su idioma
Category: Blog Do you speak Spanish? Check out our Spanish-language resources and financial tools
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: Report Planning for tax-time savings
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Research on Tax Time Savings
Category: Blog Opportunity for organizations that serve economically vulnerable populations to receive support
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 Reporting of Suspected Elder Financial Exploitation by Financial Institutions: An update to the 2016 Advisory and Recommendations
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Recommends Financial Institutions Report Suspected Financial Exploitation of Older Adults
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 Outlines Plan to Review Rules Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Category: Blog Check these items off your student loan to-do list
Category: Blog 5 ways you can guard against identity theft
Category: Blog Financial information and tools available to help people transitioning from incarceration
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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 Quarterly consumer credit trends: Public records
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 Las 10 mejores maneras de proteger su información personal contra el uso indebido
Category: Blog Equifax data breach updates
Category: Blog Top 10 ways to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog Servicemembers should secure their identity after the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog Protección contra el robo de identidad tras el incidente en Equifax
Category: Blog Identity theft protection following the Equifax data breach
Category: Press release CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Blog We’re working to better serve people through financial coaching
Category: Report Financial Coaching: Advancing the field to better serve consumers
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 Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's 46th Annual Convention
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: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at Operation HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting
Category: Blog Understanding Consumer Experiences: Insights from CFPB’s 2016 Consumer Response Annual Report
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the LendIt USA Conference
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition
Category: Blog Check our new list to see if your credit card offers you free access to one of your credit scores
Category: Press release CFPB Oversight Uncovers And Corrects Credit Reporting Problems
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 20
Category: Press release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Credit Reporting Complaints
Category: Blog Using alternative data to evaluate creditworthiness
Category: Press release CFPB Explores Impact of Alternative Data on Credit Access for Consumers Who Are Credit Invisible
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Alternative Data Field Hearing
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting
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: Blog Who are the Credit Invisible?
Category: Blog Financial coaching can benefit consumers
Category: Report Financial Coaching: A Strategy to Improve Financial Well-Being
Category: Press release CFPB Orders Navy Federal Credit Union to Pay $28.5 Million for Improper Debt Collection Actions
Category: Blog We’re exploring the use of a list of companies that offer free credit scores
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray to Corporation for Enterprise Development Assets Learning Conference
Category: Blog How to avoid credit repair service scams
Category: Press release CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company for Misleading Consumers and Charging Illegal Fees
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions
Category: Report Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Finds Hundreds of Counties Nationwide Fighting Elder Financial Abuse with Community Efforts
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 11