Quarterly consumer credit trends reports focus on a specific consumer financial product or issue using a longitudinal, nationally-representative sample of de-identified credit records maintained by a nationwide credit reporting company.
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.
Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation
This study analyzes a rich, non-public data set to shed light on the volume and characteristics of elder financial abuse.
In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of automobile loan servicing, deposits, mortgage servicing, and remittances that were generally completed between June 2018 and November 2018. The report does not impose any new or different legal requirements, and all violations described in the report are based only on those specific facts and circumstances noted during those examinations. 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.
This report identifies key patterns revealed in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on elder financial exploitation filed by financial institutions with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) from 2013 to 2017.
Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
This Complaint Snapshot provides a high-level overview of trends in consumer complaints and supplements the Consumer Response Annual Report with more recent information about monthly changes in complaint volume and a spotlight on mortgage.
This report provides data and analysis around the most common complaints submitted by servicemembers to the Bureau. This report also highlights emerging issues and continuing trends facing servicemembers in the financial marketplace.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released the findings of its assessment of the 2013 Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule. The report describes the Rule, the market, and the Bureau’s findings on the Rule’s effectiveness in meeting factors outlined in Dodd-Frank.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released the findings of its assessment of the 2013 RESPA Mortgage Servicing Rule. The report describes the Rule, the market, and the Bureau’s findings on the Rule’s effectiveness in meeting factors outlined in Dodd-Frank.
The Bureau’s annual report on college credit card agreements, pursuant to the CARD Act.
More than 72 percent of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) employee population responded to the seventh annual employee survey conducted between Aug. 6 and Aug. 31, 2018. We’ll use feedback from tools like the annual employee survey in developing strategies to serve employees’ needs better.