Research and reports

We study how consumers interact with financial products and services to help identify potential problems in the marketplace and achieve better outcomes for all. Review our reports and analyses to help inform your decisions, policies, and practices. And, see reports that we periodically prepare about the CFPB.

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Published Category: Supervisory Highlights

Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition

In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we share findings from recent supervisory examination observations in consumer reporting. These observations include findings from examinations at consumer reporting companies and at companies that furnish information to consumer reporting companies.

Published Category: Supervisory Highlights

Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 13 (Fall 2016)

In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of automobile origination, automobile servicing, debt collection, mortgage origination, student loan servicing, and fair lending. As in past editions, this report includes information about recent public enforcement actions that were a result, at least in part, of our supervisory work. The report also includes information on recently released examination procedures and Bureau guidance. 

Published Category: Supervisory Highlights

Supervisory Highlights: Summer 2016

In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of auto originations, debt collection, mortgage origination, small-dollar lending, and fair lending. As in past editions, this report includes information about recent public enforcement actions that were a result, at least in part, of our supervisory work. The report also includes information on our coordination with state and federal regulators on supervisory matters, as well as information on recently released guidance.

Published Category: Supervisory Highlights

Supervisory Highlights Mortgage Servicing Special Edition

In this eleventh issue of Supervisory Highlights, we share findings from recent supervisory examination observations in mortgage servicing.  The report also discusses Supervision’s approach mortgage to servicing exams, including a description of recent changes to the mortgage servicing chapter of the CFPB Supervision and Examination Manual.

Published Category: Supervisory Highlights

Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2014

The supervision of companies offering financial products and services is one of our core functions, and we remain committed to periodically publishing Supervisory Highlights to share general information about examination findings without identifying specific institutions (except for public enforcement actions).