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Category: Blog A five-step spending plan to avoid holiday debt
Category: Blog CFPB sends letters to financial institution CEO’s encouraging more consumer control over payment methods
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
Category: Blog How to spot a scammer
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 Issues Interim Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure
Category: Blog Servicemembers and debt collection: Sharing your stories
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, Transworld Systems for Illegal Student Loan Debt Collection Lawsuits
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 and American Express Reach Resolution to Address Discriminatory Card Terms in Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories
Category: Blog Behind on bills: Three steps to help you make tough choices in tight moments
Category: Blog How to respond when a debt collector contacts you in three easy steps
Category: Blog Building credit at the local level
Category: Blog Top five consumer financial complaints reported across the U.S.
Category: Blog How to understand special promotional financing offers on credit cards
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: Blog Understanding Consumer Experiences: Insights from CFPB’s 2016 Consumer Response Annual Report
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 21
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Credit Card Complaints
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: Report Consumer insights on managing spending
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders Mastercard and UniRush to Pay $13 Million for RushCard Breakdowns That Cut Off Consumers' Access to Funds
Category: Blog Mastercard and UniRush to Pay $10 Million to Consumers Harmed by RushCard Technology Breakdown
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the RushCard Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Blog Easy-to-remember guidelines help people reduce credit card debt
Category: Blog What to do if you’re wrongfully billed for Medicare costs
Category: Report Market Snapshot: Online debt sales
Category: Blog Consumer experiences with debt collection: Findings from our survey
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: 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: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Two Law Firms for Misrepresenting Attorney Involvement to Collect on Medical Debts
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 18
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Spotlights Debt Collection Complaints
Category: Press Release CFPB Unveils Consumer Credit Trends Tool to Help Forecast Potential Consumer Risks
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the CFPB Research Conference
Category: Press Release CFPB Finds Bank Marketing Deals With Colleges Can Mean Costly Fees and Risks for Students
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: Press Release CFPB Finalizes Strong Federal Protections for Prepaid Account Consumers
Category: Blog We’re exploring the use of a list of companies that offer free credit scores
Category: Press Release CFPB Releases Updated Exam Procedures for Military Lending Act
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray to the Community Bank Advisory Council
Category: Testimony Written Testimony of Richard Cordray, Director, CFPB Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Category: Blog Cientos de miles de cuentas creadas en secreto por los empleados de Wells Fargo Bank resultan en una multa histórica de $100 millones por parte del CFPB
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fines Wells Fargo $100 Million for Widespread Illegal Practice of Secretly Opening Unauthorized Accounts
Category: Blog Hundreds of thousands of accounts secretly created by Wells Fargo Bank employees leads to historic $100 million fine from the CFPB
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Wells Fargo Enforcement Action Press Call
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders First National Bank of Omaha to Pay $32.25 Million for Illegal Credit Card Practices
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Expands Foreclosure Protections
Category: Report Study of third-party debt collection operations
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Considers Proposal to Overhaul Debt Collection Market
Category: Blog We’re working to improve fairness and transparency in the debt collection market for you
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on Field Hearing on Debt Collection
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 13
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Monthly Complaint Snapshot Spotlights Credit Card Complaints
Category: Press Release Agencies Issue Proposal on Method to Adjust Thresholds for Exempting Certain Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions
Category: Blog Save the date, Sacramento, Calif.!
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Summer 2016
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Supervisory Actions Return $24.5 Million To A Quarter-Million Consumers Harmed By Illegal Activities
Category: Blog Protecting one’s credit while in the criminal justice system
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action to Halt Illegal Debt Collection Practices By Lawsuit Mill and Debt Buyer
Category: Press Release CFPB Halts Student Loan Debt Relief Scam
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Examines Debt Collection Complaints
Category: Report Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Annual Report 2016
Category: Press Release CFPB Report Highlights High Rate of Debt Collection Complaints From Servicemembers and Their Families
Category: Press Release CFPB Wins Final Judgment Against Morgan Drexen for Illegal Debt-Relief Scheme
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action to Shut Down Illegal Student Debt Relief Scheme
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Winter 2016
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders Citibank to Provide Relief to Consumers for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection Practices
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Examines Debt Settlement, Check Cashing, and Other Financial Service Complaints
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action to Stop Illegal Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill
Category: Blog 6 tips for using your credit card this season
Category: Report 2015 College credit card agreements
Category: Press Release CFPB Warns Colleges About Secret Campus Credit Card Contracts
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Debt Collector for Pursuing Disputed and Unverified Cellphone Debts
Category: Report The Consumer Credit Card Market
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Federation of America
Category: Press Release CFPB Finds CARD Act Helped Consumers Avoid More Than $16 Billion in Gotcha Credit Card Fees
Category: Blog Fall 2015 rulemaking agenda
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2015
Category: Press Release CFPB Recovers $107 Million in Relief for More Than 238,000 Consumers Through Supervisory Actions
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Spotlights Credit Card Complaints
Category: Press Release CFPB Orders Indirect Auto Finance Company to Provide Consumers $44.1 Million in Relief for Illegal Debt Collection Tactics
Category: Report Student loan servicing