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Category: Blog A five-step spending plan to avoid holiday debt
Category: Blog Consumer experiences with overdraft programs
Category: Report Consumer voices on overdraft programs
Category: Blog CFPB sends letters to financial institution CEO’s encouraging more consumer control over payment methods
Category: Press Release Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption from Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans
Category: Blog Identification of language preference on the Uniform Residential Loan Application
Category: Blog CFPB and VA WARNO: VA refinancing offers that sound too good to be true
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
Category: Blog Add your company to the list of sources for free credit scores
Category: Blog Has having more access to free credit scores made a difference? Let us know!
Category: Blog How to spot a scammer
Category: Blog Tips for servicemembers with student debt
Category: Blog African-American and Hispanic borrowers harmed by Provident will receive $9 million in compensation
Category: Blog Complaints show military families and non-military families have different experiences in the financial marketplace
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 26
Category: Press Release Newly Available Data Shows Lowest Mortgage Delinquency Rate Since the Financial Crisis
Category: Blog A 50-state look at complaints about student loans
Category: Blog How to get a handle on debt
Category: Blog Sign up for our email course and get your finances in shape
Category: Press Release CFPB Report Finds Consumer Complaints Spurred Actions That Brought More Than $750 Million in Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
Category: Report Annual report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman 2017
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure
Category: Blog eClosing and buying a home: Technology’s role in closing on a mortgage
Category: Blog Seven factors that determine your mortgage interest rate
Category: Press Release FFIEC Announces Availability of 2016 Data on Mortgage Lending
Category: Blog Does your college sponsor an affordable bank account?
Category: Blog Servicemembers and debt collection: Sharing your stories
Category: Press Release CFPB Amends Rules to Provide Flexibility and Clarity to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, Transworld Systems for Illegal Student Loan Debt Collection Lawsuits
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Ohio Land Bank Conference
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 2017
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 Announces Annual Dollar Thresholds in Truth in Lending Act Regulations for Certain Credit Transactions
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Press Release CFPB Temporarily Changes Mortgage Data Rule Reporting Threshold for Community Banks and Credit Unions
Category: Press Release CFPB and American Express Reach Resolution to Address Discriminatory Card Terms in Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories
Category: Blog Here’s what you need to know about the new FFIEC HMDA Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines
Category: Report A nationwide look at how student debt impacts older adults
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Aequitas Capital Management for Aiding Corinthian Colleges' Predatory Lending Scheme
Category: Blog Behind on bills: Three steps to help you make tough choices in tight moments
Category: Blog Know Before You Owe: We are designing new overdraft disclosure forms
Category: Report CFPB Data Point: Frequent overdrafters
Category: Press Release CFPB Unveils Prototypes of "Know Before You Owe" Overdraft Disclosure Designed to Make Costs and Risks Easier to Understand
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Overdraft Press Call
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: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 25
Category: Blog The voice of the consumer
Category: Blog How to respond when a debt collector contacts you in three easy steps
Category: Press Release CFPB Proposes Changes to Mortgage Data Rule Reporting Threshold for Community Banks and Credit Unions
Category: Press Release Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's 46th Annual Convention
Category: Blog Buying a home? Watch out for mortgage closing scams
Category: Press Release CFPB Finalizes Updates to "Know Before You Owe" Mortgage Disclosure
Category: Blog Top five consumer financial complaints reported across the U.S.
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 24
Category: Press Release CFPB Releases State-Level Snapshot of Consumer Complaints
Category: Blog How to understand special promotional financing offers on credit cards
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: Blog How we keep you safe in the consumer financial marketplace
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 23
Category: Blog A snapshot of complaints made by older consumers
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Complaints from Older Consumers
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the People and Places Conference
Category: Blog We are seeking comment on our plan for assessing the ATR/QM rule
Category: Blog Our office of Servicemember Affairs guides you through the financial hurdles of your military career
Category: Report The Office of Servicemember Affairs: Charting our course through the military lifecycle
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: Blog Making the decision to rent or buy
Category: Report Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry: Readout from an opening roundtable
Category: Press Release CFPB Releases Report Outlining Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Spring 2017
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 22
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Student Loan Complaints
Category: Press Release CFPB Files Suit Against Law Firm for Misrepresenting Attorney Involvement in Collection of Millions of Debts
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Proposal to Clarify Mortgage Data Rule
Category: Blog We are proposing changes to Regulation C to help industry comply and are looking for your feedback
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 2016 Consumer Response annual report
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 21
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Credit Card Complaints
Category: Blog The Consumer Bureau is proposing changes to Regulation B to help mortgage lenders and is looking for your feedback
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Proposal to Provide Flexibility to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act annual report 2017
Category: Report The power of light-touch financial education: A demonstration with credit card revolvers
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Nationstar Mortgage for Flawed Mortgage Loan Reporting
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition
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: Blog Check our new list to see if your credit card offers you free access to one of your credit scores
Category: Blog How to deal with “bad credit”—or no credit—when you want to buy a home
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 20
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Credit Reporting Complaints
Category: Report Consumer insights on managing spending
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