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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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Category: Consumer complaint

Snapshot of older consumers and student loan debt

The number of consumers age 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled over the last decade in the United States, and the average amount they owe has also dramatically increased. This Snapshot describes the increasing burden of student loan debt on older consumers, as well as the impact that the increased debt burden is having on older borrowers’ impacting financial security.

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Category: Consumer complaint

Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 18

The CFPB’s Office of Consumer Response hears directly from consumers about the challenges they face in the marketplace, brings their concerns to the attention of companies, and assists in addressing their complaints. This Monthly Complaint Report provides a high-level snapshot of trends in consumer complaints.

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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. 

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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.