The Office of Research released a research brief that explores consumers’ perceived financial preparedness, saving habits, and financial security.
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).
This second COVID-19 Special Issue Brief describes trends in delinquency rates, payment assistance, credit access, and account balance measures with a focus on the period since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An updated review of the new and revised data points in HMDA: Further observations using the 2019 HMDA data
The goal of this article is to help the public become more familiar with the new and revised data points in the 2019 HMDA data and to provide some initial observations about the nation’s mortgage market in 2019 using those new and revised data points. As in last year’s article, the focus of this article is on cross-sectional analyses, i.e. using the data contained in one year’s loan application registrar (LAR) to explore various patterns and relationships between different data fields to provide some initial observations.
The Office of Research released a report that synthesizes the rigorous research of programs and strategies aiming to help consumers achieve greater liquid savings.
This report uses a representative sample of young servicemembers’ credit reports to show how their credit histories evolve from the time they turn 18 until their mid-twenties. It also compares servicemembers to a cohort of same-age civilians.
This report summarizes the initial results from the Making Ends Meet survey, a nationally representative survey of adults with a credit record developed by the CFPB’s Office of Research.
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 consumer reporting agency.
2019 HMDA Mortgage Market Activity and Trends summarizes the historical data points in the 2019 HMDA data, as well as recent trends in mortgage and housing markets.
This report uses the Bureau’s Consumer Credit Panel to study the early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on credit applications overall, by credit score group, and across the states.