Semi-Annual Report Spring 2016
At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we are deeply committed to achieving our mission as the nation’s first federal agency whose sole focus is protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. Financial products like mortgages, credit cards, and student loans involve some of the most important financial transactions in people’s lives. Through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act, Congress created the Bureau to stand on the side of consumers and ensure they are treated fairly in the financial marketplace. Since we opened our doors, we have been focused on making consumer financial markets work better for the American people, and helping consumers improve their financial lives.
In this, our ninth Semi-Annual Report to Congress and the President, we provide an update on the Bureau’s efforts to achieve this vital mission. Through fair rules, consistent oversight, appropriate enforcement of the law, and broad-based consumer engagement, the Bureau is helping to restore American families’ trust in consumer financial markets, protect consumers from improper conduct, and ensure access to fair, transparent, and competitive markets.