Enforcement by the numbers
See summary data on all the Bureau’s public enforcement actions and ordered consumer relief.
When we take an enforcement action against an entity or individual we found or allege has violated the law we will post filings and other related materials here. To increase transparency of the Bureau’s public enforcement actions, we have also posted summary data on all the Bureau’s public enforcement actions. The summary data is updated at the end of each calendar year.
Data snapshot through 2020
$12.9 billion in consumer relief
Monetary compensation, principal reductions, canceled debts, and other consumer relief ordered as a result of enforcement actions.
175 million people eligible for relief
Estimated consumers or consumer accounts eligible to receive relief from enforcement actions.
$1.6 billion in penalties
Civil money penalties ordered as a result of enforcement actions.
Enforcement actions by year
This interactive graph shows the total number of CFPB public enforcement actions filed each year from our inception to the present. Hover over the bars to view the total number of public enforcement actions per year.
Consumer relief by year
This interactive graph shows the total consumer relief ordered in CFPB public enforcement actions each year from the Bureau's inception to the present. Hover over the bars to view the total consumer relief per year.
Source: CFPB Enforcement Actions Data
Date Published: January 2021
Notes: These data reflect publicly available information available for each public enforcement action. These data do not reflect non-publicly available information about consumer relief and penalties resulting from public enforcement actions. Historically, we have reported non-public information in the aggregate, thereby protecting confidential information. Because these reported data are based only on publicly available data, totals of these data will differ from historic aggregated totals that included non-publicly available information.