Knowing what you owe each month is an important step in getting a handle on debt.
More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years
Consumers typically pay for telecommunications services monthly, but most providers do not report to consumer reporting agencies unless an account is in collections. In this report, we explore how these debts are reported.
WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
How to safeguard your credit record and avoid security clearance problems.
Mark your calendar to join the Bureau for a day-long symposium exploring challenges many consumers face in accessing credit.
As part of the Bureau’s commitment to engage stakeholders in active dialogue about key issues, the Bureau recently held three roundtables to gather feedback about the Requests for Information the Bureau recently issued.
Check your mailbox: Veterans with severe disabilities and student loans should keep an eye out for this
The Department of Education is sending letters to veterans with severe disabilities notifying them that they may be eligible for a tax-free discharge of their outstanding student loans. Here’s what to look for if you’re eligible.
Scammers are constantly finding new ways to steal money from their victims, and anyone can potentially be a target. The Bureau has online resources to help consumers prevent, recognize, and report scams and fraud.
New research report detailing how borrowers are paying off their student loans, what they do after, and what it might mean for their personal finances and the broader economy.
What you need to know to get money from the settlement with BancorpSouth Bank for alleged discrimination
The BancorpSouth Settlement Administrator recently mailed packets to identified consumers with instructions for how to take part in the settlement. If you think you are eligible, you should look for a packet in the mail and follow the instructions.
In 2016, the Bureau released the Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve
Financial Capability: A new model and recommendations, which describes where
and when children and young adults acquire the foundations of financial
capability. Now, the Bureau has created
the Building Blocks Measurement Guide to provide researchers, program leaders,
teachers, and other financial educators with ways to assess young people’s
progress toward each building block.