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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: To Congress |
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GAO-IG Act Reporting

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.

Category: To Congress |
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Annual Report on the TILA, EFTA, and CARD Act

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.

Category: Supervisory Highlights |
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Supervisory Highlights, Issue No. 19 (Summer 2019)

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. 

Category: To Congress |
Published

2018 BCFP Annual Employee Survey Results

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.

Category: Supervisory Highlights |
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Supervisory Highlights: Summer 2017

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.

Category: Supervisory Highlights |
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Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2012

At the Bureau, we supervise certain financial institutions and service providers to determine their compliance with applicable Federal consumer financial laws and to help ensure that markets for financial products and services work in a fair and transparent way for consumers.