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CFPB tech sprints

Bringing together technologists with consumer, financial, and regulatory stakeholders for short, intense problem-solving sessions.

Our tech sprints bring together a variety of stakeholders in a collaborative, transparent way using advanced technology to develop concrete solutions for challenging issues faced by the Bureau and the people we serve.

Current & Upcoming

We are planning for future tech sprints. We welcome you to sign-up below for updates. Please feel free to share tech sprint challenges that will benefit consumers of financial products and services in the comments section on the signup page.

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How Tech Sprints Work

Our tech sprints can take on various forms including traditional “hackathon” style events, competitions, and month-long engagements. Sprints can be virtual, in-person, or a combination of both. We provide the problem statement, collaboration platforms, and subject matter experts for consultation across the week. Participants provide their own technology, suitable to their chosen project, data and processing needs; most valuably, they provide their time and expertise.

We work collaboratively to develop the problem statements for each sprint. Topics and problem statements have been inspired by multiple sources including public comments, discussions with external stakeholders, and feedback from CFPB advisory board members.

During each tech sprint week, teams interact with CFPB staff, fellow tech sprint participants, and subject matter experts as they “hack” on their determined solution. The tech sprint week culminates in a Demonstration Day where each sprint team shares their innovation with a panel of evaluating experts.

Past Tech Sprints

Promoting Competition in the Credit Card Market

July – October 2023

CFPB partnered with The Opportunity Project to host a tech sprint intended to better enable consumers to shop for the best credit card to meet their needs and promote competition in the credit card market.

Learn more at the Demo Day for the Credit Card Shopping Tech Sprint at the Census Open Innovation Summit 2024: Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth (

Assistance for Low-Income Renters and Small Landlords

August 18 – December 5, 2021

Develop innovative digital tools to prevent financial hardship and housing insecurity by raising awareness of housing assistance resources and connecting at-risk households with housing assistance.

Learn more about the housing insecurity tech sprint

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)

March 22-26, 2021

Innovate in HMDA data submission, processing, and publication through new HMDA Platform tools and technologies.

Learn more about the HMDA tech sprint


October 5–9, 2020

Develop and test innovative approaches to electronic delivery of Adverse Action Notices required under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Learn more about the E-Disclosure tech sprint