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Category: Blog How to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and scammers
Category: Blog Your top debt collection questions answered
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With Bluestem
Category: Blog How to reduce your debt
Category: Blog Managing someone else’s money: New protection from ID theft and fraud
Category: Blog Budgeting strategies and free tools to help you reach your goals
Category: Blog Free credit freezes are here
Category: Blog Track your spending with this easy tool
Category: Blog Budget help: Manage your monthly expenses with a bill calendar
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: Blog Sign up for our email course and get your finances in shape
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
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 Know your data: Our latest list of consumer reporting companies
Category: Report The consumer credit card market
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report on the State of the Credit Card Market
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: Press release CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
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 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
Category: Blog Las 10 mejores maneras de proteger su información personal contra el uso indebido
Category: Blog Servicemembers and debt collection: Sharing your stories
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: Press release CFPB Takes Action Against National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, Transworld Systems for Illegal Student Loan Debt Collection Lawsuits
Category: Blog Protección contra el robo de identidad tras el incidente en Equifax
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: Report Supervisory Highlights: Summer 2018
Category: Blog Identity theft protection following the Equifax data breach
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: Report A nationwide look at how student debt impacts older adults
Category: Blog Behind on bills: Three steps to help you make tough choices in tight moments
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: Blog How to respond when a debt collector contacts you in three easy steps
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: Blog The IRS is using private debt collectors. Here’s what you should know.
Category: Press release CFPB Report Finds That 9 in 10 of the Highest-Risk Student Loan Borrowers Were Not Enrolled in Affordable Repayment Plans
Category: Press release CFPB Files Suit Against Law Firm for Misrepresenting Attorney Involvement in Collection of Millions of Debts
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: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act annual report 2017
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: Press release CFPB Sues Debt Relief Attorneys for Collecting Illegal Fees from Struggling Consumers
Category: Blog What to do if you’re wrongfully billed for Medicare costs
Category: Report Consumer Experiences With Debt Collection: Findings From the CFPB’s Survey on Consumer Views on Debt
Category: Blog Your voice, your story. Consumer views on debt collection
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Online debt sales
Category: Press release CFPB Survey Finds Over One-In-Four Consumers Contacted By Debt Collectors Feel Threatened
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the CFPB Debt Collection Event
Category: Blog Consumer experiences with debt collection: Findings from our survey
Category: Press release CFPB Takes Action Against Two Law Firms for Misrepresenting Attorney Involvement to Collect on Medical Debts
Category: Report Snapshot of older consumers and student loan debt
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: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 18
Category: Press release CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Spotlights Debt Collection Complaints
Category: Blog Who are the Credit Invisible?
Category: Press release CFPB and New York Attorney General File Lawsuit Against Illegal Nationwide Debt Collection Scheme
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 13 (Fall 2016)
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting
Category: Press release CFPB Projects that One-in-Three Rehabilitated Student Loan Borrowers Will Re-default Within Two Years
Category: Report Annual report of the CFPB student loan ombudsman 2016
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 the Community Bank Advisory Council