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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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2014 College credit card agreements

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (“CARD Act”) requires us to submit to Congress, and to make available to the public, an annual report that lists information submitted to the Bureau concerning agreements between credit card issuers and institutions of higher education or certain organizations affiliated with such institutions.

CARD Act Conference: Key findings

The data from the eight presentations at the CARD Act conference provide an overview of the credit card market – the cost of credit for consumers, the supply of and demand for credit, and industry profitability. The CFPB also released data on the day of the CARD Act conference that focused on the ways that specific industry practices addressed in the Act – such as interest rate hikes and overlimit and late fees – have changed and impacted the consumer credit card experience.