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Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Rohit Chopra Regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision in CFPB v. CFSA
Category: Office of Research Publication Price Complexity in Laboratory Markets
Category: Report Recent Changes in Medical Collections on Consumer Credit Records
Category: Press release CFPB Proposes Rule to Close Bank Overdraft Loophole that Costs Americans Billions Each Year in Junk Fees
Category: Office of Research Publication The Neighborhood Geography of Mortgage Lending
Category: Office of Research Publication Overdraft and Nonsufficient Fund Fees: Insights from the Making Ends Meet Survey and Consumer Credit Panel
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: A look at cash-out refinance mortgages and their borrowers between 2013 to 2023
Category: Office of Research Publication Making Ends Meet in 2023: Insights from the Making Ends Meet Survey
Category: Office of Research Publication Data Point: 2022 Mortgage Market Activity and Trends
Category: Blog Looking at credit scores only tells part of the story – cashflow data may tell another part
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Initial Fresh Start program changes followed by increased credit scores for affected student loan borrowers
Category: Blog How are mortgages with a COVID-related forbearance performing in 2023?
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer Finances in Rural Areas of the Southern Region
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Update on student loan borrowers during payment suspension
Category: Blog Mortgage data shows that borrowers could save $100 a month (or more) by choosing cheaper lenders
Category: Office of Research Publication Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing and Consumer Financial Outcomes
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Who gets sued in civil courts? Civil judgments are not evenly distributed
Category: Report Consumer Credit and the Removal of Medical Collections from Credit Reports
Category: Office of Research Publication Insights into Consumers’ Financial Standing and Distress from 2019-2022: Evidence from a CDFI
Category: Press release CFPB Sues James Carnes and Melissa Carnes for Hiding Money to Avoid Paying for Illegal Payday Lending Business
Category: Press release CFPB Demanda a los Carnes por Evitar Pagar por Negocio Ilegal | CFPB
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Junk Fees Special Edition, Issue 29, Winter 2023
Category: Office of Research Publication Report on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Rule Voluntary Review
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer Use of Buy Now, Pay Later: Insights from the CFPB Making Ends Meet Survey
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Credit score transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Category: Blog Office of Research Blog: Even as rents increase, fewer people are buying
Category: Office of Research Publication Making Ends Meet in 2022: Insights from the CFPB Making Ends Meet survey
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer Savings App Strategies and Savings Outcomes
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Higher interest rates leading to higher debt burdens for mortgage borrowers
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue 28, Fall 2022
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Update on student loan borrowers during payment suspension
Category: Blog Examining the potential impact of high vehicle costs on Americans with deep subprime credit scores
Category: Office of Research Publication Data Point: 2021 Mortgage Market Activity and Trends
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Category: Blog Exploring the connection between financial assistance for medical care and medical collections
Category: Office of Research Publication Understanding Required Financial Assistance in Medical Care
Category: Blog Office of Research blog: Housing inflation is hitting low-income renters
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer Credit Trends Report: Paid and Low-Balance Medical Collections on Consumer Credit Reports
Category: Blog Banks’ overdraft/NSF fee revenues evolve along with their policies
Category: Press release CFPB Sues ACE Cash Express for Concealing No-Cost Repayment Plans and Improperly Withdrawing Consumers’ Funds
Category: Op-ed | Category: Speech Deputy Director Zixta Martinez’s Keynote Address at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2022 Consumer Assembly
Category: Office of Research Publication Student Loan Borrowers Potentially At-Risk when Payment Suspension Ends
Category: Op-ed | Category: Speech Deputy Director Martinez’s Opening Remarks to the Academic Research Council
Category: Report Consumer Use of State Payday Loan Extended Payment Plans
Category: Press release CFPB Finds Payday Borrowers Continue to Pay Significant Rollover Fees Despite State-Level Protections and Payment Plans
Category: Office of Research Publication Credit card late fees
Category: Office of Research Publication New Data on the Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Category: Office of Research Publication Emergency Savings and Financial Security: Insights from the Making Ends Meet Survey and Consumer Credit Panel
Category: Blog New effort focused on financial issues facing rural communities
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer finances during the pandemic: Insights from the Making Ends Meet Survey
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue 25, Fall 2021
Category: Office of Research Publication Data Point: Checking Account Overdraft at Financial Institutions Served by Core Processors
Category: Office of Research Publication Data Point: Overdraft/NSF Fee Reliance Since 2015 – Evidence from Bank Call Reports
Category: Office of Research Publication Disputes on Consumer Credit Reports
Category: Office of Research Publication Subprime Auto Loan Outcomes by Lender Type
Category: Office of Research Publication Financial conditions for renters before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Category: Director's statement Statement by CFPB Acting Director Uejio on CFPB Victory in Legal Challenge to Payday Lending Rule Protections
Category: Blog Credit access declined during the pandemic for credit cards, but increased for mortgages and auto loans
Category: Office of Research Publication 2020 Mortgage Market Activity and Trends
Category: Blog Credit card limits are rising for most groups after stagnating during the pandemic
Category: Blog Credit card use is still declining compared to pre-pandemic levels
Category: Office of Research Publication The Recovery of Credit Applications to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Acting Director Uejio For AFR’s Celebration of the CFPB’s 10th Birthday
Category: Blog Trends in Reported Assistance on Consumers’ Credit Records
Category: Office of Research Publication Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Mortgage Market
Category: Office of Research Publication Commercial Credit on Consumer Credit Reports
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue 24, Summer 2021
Category: Blog Delinquencies on credit accounts continue to be low despite the pandemic
Category: Office of Research Publication A Brief Note on General Lending Patterns of Small to Medium Size Closed-end HMDA Reporters
Category: Office of Research Publication Manufactured Housing Finance: New Insights from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
Category: Office of Research Publication Consumer use of payday, auto title, and pawn loans: Insights from the Making Ends Meet Survey
Category: Blog Consumer use of payday, auto title, and pawn loans
Category: Office of Research Publication Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Category: Office of Research Publication Changes in consumer financial status during the early months of the pandemic
Category: Office of Research Publication Balancing savings and debt: Findings from an online experiment
Category: Blog Credit applications remain depressed for credit cards and auto loans
Category: Blog Credit card debt fell even for consumers who were having financial difficulties before the pandemic
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Payment Amount Furnishing & Consumer Reporting
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: How mortgages change before origination
Category: Office of Research Publication Perceived Financial Preparedness, Saving Habits, and Financial Security
Category: Office of Research Publication Special issue brief: The early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer credit
Category: Office of Research Publication An updated review of the new and revised data points in HMDA: Further observations using the 2019 HMDA data
Category: Office of Research Publication Evidence-based strategies to build emergency savings
Category: Office of Research Publication Insights from the Making Ends Meet Survey
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Recent trends in debt settlement and credit counseling
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Final Rule on Small Dollar Lending
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: 2019 mortgage market activity and trends
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Short-term Lenders for Engaging in Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
Category: Office of Research Publication The early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on credit applications
Category: Office of Research Publication Disclosure of Time-Barred Debt and Revival: Findings from the CFPB’s Quantitative Disclosure Testing
Category: Office of Research Publication Quantitative Survey Testing of Model Disclosure Clauses and Forms for Debt Collection: Methodology Report
Category: Press release Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, South Carolina, and Arkansas File Suit Against Brokers of High-Interest Credit Offers
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 21 (Winter 2020)
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: Small business lending and the Great Recession
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Public records, credit scores, and credit performance
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: Borrower experiences on income-driven repayment
Category: Office of Research Publication Data point: Servicer size in the mortgage market
Category: Office of Research Publication Quarterly Consumer Credit Trends: Consumer Bankruptcy, BAPCPA, and the Great Recession
Category: Office of Research Publication Credit Characteristics, Credit Engagement Tools, and Financial Well-Being
Category: Office of Research Publication Planning for tax-time savings