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Plain writing

The CFPB has adopted plain language as a core principle for all consumer-facing content. That means we apply plain language principles in all of our consumer materials.

We follow plain language guidelines when creating materials that:

  • Provide information to help consumers make financial choices to meet their own life goals
  • Provide information to consumers about their rights under the federal consumer laws
  • Inform consumers about the CFPB activities

See our reports to Congress

Our work

Plain Writing Act

As outlined in the Plain Writing Act , the CFPB is committed to using plain language to ensure that our publications are accessible to the public.

Plain writing feedback

See something on our website or in our materials that is not written in plain language? Let us know.