The Office of Research released a research brief summarizing the results of an online experiment exploring how the amount of available savings may influence decisions about using savings to pay down credit card debt.
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).
Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs provide children and families with long-term savings or investment accounts and incentives to save for postsecondary education.
The Office of Research released a research brief that explores consumers’ perceived financial preparedness, saving habits, and financial security.
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 provides results from the CFPB 2019 Tax Time Saving Cohort and information on how the receipt of a tax refund is a unique opportunity for many taxpayers to Start Small and Save Up.
A large study exploring tax-time saving found that early messaging and small incentives were effective at encouraging some customers to save using a savings feature on their prepaid card.
Building and retaining savings is important because it provides a financial foundation on which to plan for the future.