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We are the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. Learn more about how the CFPB can help you.
We can help you along your journey
Financial decisions ahead? Turn to us for free tools and resources that can help you every step of the way.
Resources to help you along your journey
We have hundreds of answers to frequently-asked financial questions about student loans, credit cards, mortgages, credit scores, credit reporting, getting out of debt, and more.
Buying a home
Ever wondered what “APR” means or what Owner’s Title Insurance really covers? We have answers to common questions about mortgages.
Paying for College
Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, our tools and resources can help you make the best decisions for you.
Submit a complaint
Have an issue with your mortgage, credit card, student loan, or other financial product or service? Submit a complaint and we’ll work to get you a response from the company, generally within 15 days.
Getting an auto loan
Whether you’re a first-time borrower or a pro, we can help you save money, avoid common pitfalls, and understand the total cost of your auto loan.
Claiming retirement benefits
Did you know that the age at which you claim Social Security affects your lifetime income? We’ll help you think through this decision.