The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released the findings of its assessment of the Remittance Rule, which provides protections to international money transfers. The report describes the Rule, the market, and the Bureau’s findings on the Rule’s effectiveness in meeting factors outlined in the Dodd-Frank Act.
BCFP released a new research report on the geographic patterns of credit invisibility. Consumers who are “credit invisible” have no credit histories. This is the third in a series of Bureau studies on consumers with limited credit histories.
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.
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.
Aggregate credit card borrowing exhibits end-of-year seasonal patterns which vary across different sets of consumers
This report finds that aggregate end-of-year consumer credit card borrowing roughly follows end-of-year retail expenditure patterns, with consumer borrowing experiences differing across consumers with different credit scores and different credit card utilization rates at baseline.
The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) was launched in March 2015 by the three nationwide credit reporting companies in response to a multi-state settlement. In this report, we explore how the removal of public records resulting from the NCAP affected consumers' credit records and their credit scores.
Our new interactive Financial Well-Being tool lets you see your financial well-being score—that is, how well your money situation provides you with financial security and freedom of choice.
According to a new Miss April report, at-risk student loan borrowers are struggling with repayment, even with options to help them available.
Financial coaching can help consumers achieve their financial goals. It’s a strategy that financial educators can implement with the people they serve. Read more about our two briefs: “Financial Coaching: A Strategy to Improve Financial Well-Being” and “Implementing Financial Coaching: Implications for Practitioners.”
We are seeking your research on consumer finance for our conference this December. Submit your completed papers or detailed abstracts by August 26.