This is the seventh report on the Bureau’s compliance with the Plain Language Act of 2010.
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.
Data point: Mortgage trends
This Bureau Data Point article describes 2019 mortgage market activity and trends using data reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).
Bureau releases its annual Fair Lending Report to Congress on its activities in innovation, outreach, prioritization, guidance and rulemaking, supervision, and enforcement for calendar year 2019.
On January 3, 2019, the Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act (GAO-IG Act) was enacted as Public Law number 115-414. The GAO-IG Act requires agencies to annually submit a report to Congress on the status of open public audit recommendations. This report is the first published by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in compliance with that law.
More than 65 percent of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) employee population responded to the annual employee survey conducted between Aug. 19 and Sep. 13, 2019.
This Report provides the information required to be reported by provisions of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), and the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) for the periods January 1, 2016–December 31, 2016, and January 1, 2017–December 31, 2017.
In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of automobile loan origination, credit card account management, debt collection, furnishing, and mortgage origination that were generally completed between December 2018 and March 2019 (unless otherwise stated). 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.
This report describes the Bureau’s data governance program. In addition, it describes what data the Bureau collects, where the data come from, how data are used, and how data are reused within the Bureau.
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.
In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of auto finance lending; credit card account management; debt collection; deposits; mortgage servicing; mortgage origination; service providers; short-term, small-dollar lending; remittances; 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 the Bureau’s use of its supervisory and enforcement authority, recently released examination procedures, and Bureau guidance.