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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.

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Category: Consumer education and empowerment |

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 |

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 |

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.