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Category: Blog Managing someone else’s money: New protection from ID theft and fraud
Category: Blog Free credit freezes are here
Category: Blog Opportunity for organizations that serve economically vulnerable populations to receive support
Category: Report Measuring financial skill: A guide to using the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Financial Skill Scale
Category: Report Pathways to financial well-being
Category: Blog Facing a money decision? Check whether you use the 3 skills that stand out in people with high financial well-being
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Rule to Implement and Clarify New HMDA Amendments
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: Report Data point: Final student loan payments and broader household borrowing
Category: Blog New research report on student loan repayment and broader household borrowing
Category: Blog What you need to know to get money from the settlement with BancorpSouth Bank for alleged discrimination
Category: Report Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve Financial Capability: Measurement guide
Category: Blog Measuring a child’s progress on the building blocks of financial capability
Category: Blog Sign up for our email course and get your finances in shape
Category: Press release Bureau Acting Director Mulvaney Statement on the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act
Category: Blog Lo que debe saber si se enfrenta a una ejecución hipotecaria (foreclosure) luego de un desastre natural
Category: Blog A new list identifies more ways to access credit scores—for free
Category: Blog One thing you can do to take control of the homebuying process and save on your new home—in any housing market
Category: Report Know Before You Owe: Mortgage shopping study
Category: Blog What to know if you are facing foreclosure after a natural disaster
Category: Report Data point: 2017 mortgage market activity and trends
Category: Press release FFIEC Announces Availability of 2017 Data on Mortgage Lending
Category: Press release Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Finalizes Amendment to "Know Before You Owe" Mortgage Disclosure Rule
Category: Blog 3 common credit issues and what you can do to fix them
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Request For Information On Consumer Financial Education
Category: Blog Ask CFPB your questions about credit reports and scores
Category: Blog 4 tips to spring clean your finances
Category: Blog 9 problemas financieros comunes después de un desastre natural y lo que puede hacer para enfrentarlos
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers Facing Bankruptcy
Category: Blog Buying a home? Sign up for our Buying a House newsletter
Category: Blog 9 financial problems after a natural disaster—and what you can do about them
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: Blog Looking for a loan? Find out how to Know Before You Owe
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Public Statement On Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Compliance
Category: Blog 5 financial New Year’s resolutions
Category: Blog Identification of language preference on the Uniform Residential Loan Application
Category: Press release CFPB Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1 Million for Incorrect Consumer Information Sent to Credit Reporting Agencies
Category: Blog CFPB and VA WARNO: VA refinancing offers that sound too good to be true
Category: Press release Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption from Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans
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: Report 2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report
Category: Blog African-American and Hispanic borrowers harmed by Provident will receive $9 million in compensation
Category: Press release Newly Available Data Shows Lowest Mortgage Delinquency Rate Since the Financial Crisis
Category: Blog How to get a handle on debt
Category: Blog eClosing and buying a home: Technology’s role in closing on a mortgage
Category: Press release CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure
Category: Blog Seven factors that determine your mortgage interest rate
Category: Press release FFIEC Announces Availability of 2016 Data on Mortgage Lending
Category: Blog Las 10 mejores maneras de proteger su información personal contra el uso indebido
Category: Report Financial well-being in America
Category: Blog Want to see where you stand financially? Start with these 10 questions
Category: Press release CFPB's First National Survey on Financial Well-Being Shows More Than 40 Percent of U.S. Adults Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Category: Press release CFPB Amends Rules to Provide Flexibility and Clarity to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Blog Equifax data breach updates
Category: Blog Project Catalyst collaboration to improve understanding of financial well-being
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: 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: Blog Identity theft protection following the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog A financial toolkit for victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey
Category: Blog New financial empowerment tools for people with disabilities
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: Blog Here’s what you need to know about the new FFIEC HMDA Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines
Category: Report Building the capacity of tax preparation providers to encourage saving
Category: Blog If you are a tax preparer, we’ve got tips you can use to help people save and build assets during tax time
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 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 Building credit at the local level
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: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the AAFCS Conference
Category: Press release CFPB Takes Actions Against Credit Repair Companies for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Report Effective financial education: Five principles and how to use them
Category: Blog Effective financial education: Five principles and how to use them
Category: Blog Helping people plan for retirement
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: Report CFPB Financial Well-Being Scale: Scale development technical report
Category: Blog We are seeking comment on our plan for assessing the ATR/QM rule
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting
Category: Blog Making the decision to rent or buy
Category: Blog Tracking success—a core set of financial outcomes for financial empowerment programs
Category: Report Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry: Readout from an opening roundtable
Category: Report Tracking success in financial capability and empowerment programs
Category: Press release CFPB Releases Report Outlining Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry