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.
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.
Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation
This study analyzes a rich, non-public data set to shed light on the volume and characteristics of elder financial abuse.
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.
This Complaint Snapshot provides a high-level overview of trends in consumer complaints and supplements the Consumer Response Annual Report with more recent information about monthly changes in complaint volume and a spotlight on Servicemember complaints.
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 credit reporting company.
This report provides data and analysis around the most common complaints submitted by servicemembers to the Bureau. This report also highlights emerging issues and continuing trends facing servicemembers in the financial marketplace.
The 2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report is a statutorily mandated report to Congress on the Bureau’s activities and strategy to improve the financial capability and well-being of consumers.
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.
The CFPB has identified ten promising practices for tax assistance providers to help people save when filing their taxes.
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.
This report introduces the Office of Servicemember Affairs’ new focus: charting the financial issues a servicemember faces throughout his or her military career.