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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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Category: Consumer education and empowerment |
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Building a Bridge to Credit Visibility

This report on the Bureau’s September 17th, 2018 Building a Bridge to Credit Visibility Symposium summarizes the panel discussions that took place during the event and highlights the key themes that stood out from those conversations.

Category: To Congress |
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CFPB Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Update FY 2019 – FY 2022

The Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Update (Update) covers the period of FY 2019-2022 and guides CFPB’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in its workforce, supplier diversity, and works to promote diversity among regulated entities. 

Category: To Congress |
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Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Independent Audit of Selected Operations and Budget, Fiscal Year 2018

In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB orders an annual independent audit of the operations and budget of the Bureau. The purpose of this audit is to provide objective analyses to improve program performance and operations, reduce costs, facilitate decision-making, and contribute to public accountability.

Category: Consumer education and empowerment |
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Convening communities to build elder fraud prevention and response networks

This report describes the outcomes of the Bureau-initiated community convenings in Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Montana, and Oregon. The purpose of the report is to share the learnings and achievements from the convenings to encourage the establishment of new or enhance existing networks and help communities improve coordination and collaboration between responders and service providers.