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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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2020 Financial Literacy Annual Report

The 2020 Financial Literacy Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details the Bureau’s financial literacy activities and strategy to improve the financial literacy of consumers. Overall, this report describes the Bureau’s efforts in a broad range of financial literacy areas relevant to consumers’ financial lives.

Category: Consumer education and empowerment |
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Debt and delinquency after military service: A study of the credit records of young veterans in the first year after separation

This report is a follow-on study to our Financially Fit research report. Rather than focus on the credit histories of young servicemembers, this study takes a closer look at the credit records of young veterans in the first year after separation from the military.

Category: To Congress |
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2019 Financial Literacy Annual Report

The 2019 Financial Literacy Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details the Bureau's financial literacy activities and strategy to improve the financial literacy of consumers. Overall, this report describes the Bureau's efforts in a broad range of financial literacy areas relevant to consumers' financial lives.

Category: Consumer education and empowerment |
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Financial Well-Being of Veterans

This research brief explores the factors that are associated with financial well-being for veterans. It relies on data from the Bureau’s National Financial Well-Being Survey to examine the distribution of financial well-being scores for veterans in the United States.

Category: Consumer complaint |
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Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 26

The CFPB’s Office of Consumer Response hears directly from consumers about the challenges they face in the marketplace, brings their concerns to the attention of companies, and assists in addressing their complaints. This special edition Monthly Complaint Report takes a closer look at servicemember complaints from all 50 states.

Category: Consumer complaint |
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Staying on track while giving back: The cost of student loan servicing breakdowns for people serving their communities

This midyear update analyzes complaints submitted by consumers from March 1, 2016, to Feb. 28, 2017. Additionally, this report highlights the problems that student loan borrowers face when seeking to access programs designed to protect people working in public service.