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Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe
Category: Report 2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Freedom Debt Relief For Misleading Consumers About Its Debt-Settlement Services
Category: Blog How to spot a scammer
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting
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 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 Listening to our audience to serve up a better resource
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 Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Report Issue Brief: The costs and risks of using a reverse mortgage to delay collecting Social Security
Category: Press Release CFPB Report Warns That Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage Loan Can Be an Expensive Way to Maximize Social Security Benefits
Category: Blog Things to consider before borrowing a reverse mortgage to delay collecting Social Security
Category: Report Building the capacity of tax preparation providers to encourage saving
Category: Report A nationwide look at how student debt impacts older adults
Category: Blog 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 Don’t let marketers tell you how to age in place
Category: Blog How to respond when a debt collector contacts you in three easy steps
Category: Blog Top five consumer financial complaints reported across the U.S.
Category: Blog Preventing financial exploitation on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Category: Report Consumer insights on managing funds at retirement
Category: Blog The IRS is using private debt collectors. Here’s what you should know.
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: Report CFPB Financial Well-Being Scale: Scale development technical report
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 Fair Debt Collection Practices Act annual report 2017
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues Debt Relief Attorneys for Collecting Illegal Fees from Struggling Consumers
Category: Press Release CFPB Sues TCF National Bank for Tricking Consumers Into Costly Overdraft Service
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the TCF Bank Enforcement Action Press Call
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 Snapshot of older consumers and student loan debt
Category: Blog Four tips to help older student loan borrowers navigate common problems with their student loans
Category: Press Release CFPB Warns Student Loan Servicing Problems Can Jeopardize Long-Term Financial Security for Older Borrowers
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 18
Category: Press Release CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Spotlights Debt Collection Complaints
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: Report 2016 Financial Literacy Annual Report
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: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray to the Community Bank Advisory Council
Category: Blog Don’t let malicious mail make off with your money
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: Report Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks
Category: Blog Four ways to support your community’s fight against elder financial exploitation
Category: Press Release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Finds Hundreds of Counties Nationwide Fighting Elder Financial Abuse with Community Efforts
Category: Press Release CFPB Takes Action Against Wells Fargo for Illegal Student Loan Servicing 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: Blog ¡El mantelito del CFPB con información sobre educación financiera está ahora disponible en español!
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 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Play a part in prevention
Category: Blog 3 things you should consider before co-signing for an auto loan
Category: Blog Serving up hot meals with consumer education to protect older Americans from abuse
Category: Blog The changing face of family financial responsibilities
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: Blog Older Americans are not alone in the fight to stop financial abuse
Category: Press Release CFPB Issues Advisory and Report for Financial Institutions on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the Elder Financial Abuse Press Call
Category: Report Recommendations and report for financial institutions on preventing and responding to elder financial exploitation
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: Blog Save the date: Join us for a Credit Union Advisory Council meeting in Washington, D.C.
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: Blog Older consumers targeted by fraudsters not once, but twice!
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