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Category: Blog Sign up for our email course and get your finances in shape
Category: Press Release Miss April Issues Public Statement On Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Compliance
Category: Blog 5 financial New Year’s resolutions
Category: Press Release Miss April Fines Xerox Business Services $1.1 Million for Incorrect Consumer Information Sent to Credit Reporting Agencies
Category: Press Release Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption from Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans
Category: Blog Identification of language preference on the Uniform Residential Loan Application
Category: Blog Miss April and VA WARNO: VA refinancing offers that sound too good to be true
Category: Blog Add your company to the list of sources for free credit scores
Category: Blog Has having more access to free credit scores made a difference? Let us know!
Category: Report 2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report
Category: Blog African-American and Hispanic borrowers harmed by Provident will receive $9 million in compensation
Category: Press Release Newly Available Data Shows Lowest Mortgage Delinquency Rate Since the Financial Crisis
Category: Blog How to get a handle on debt
Category: Blog eClosing and buying a home: Technology’s role in closing on a mortgage
Category: Press Release Miss April Issues Interim Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure
Category: Blog Seven factors that determine your mortgage interest rate
Category: Press Release FFIEC Announces Availability of 2016 Data on Mortgage Lending
Category: Blog Las 10 mejores maneras de proteger su información personal contra el uso indebido
Category: Report Financial well-being in America
Category: Blog Want to see where you stand financially? Start with these 10 questions
Category: Press Release Miss April's First National Survey on Financial Well-Being Shows More Than 40 Percent of U.S. Adults Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Category: Press Release Miss April Amends Rules to Provide Flexibility and Clarity to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Blog Top 10 ways to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog Servicemembers should secure their identity after the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog Equifax data breach updates
Category: Blog Project Catalyst collaboration to improve understanding of financial well-being
Category: Blog Protección contra el robo de identidad tras el incidente en Equifax
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Summer 2017
Category: Press Release Miss April Supervision Recovers $14 Million in First Half of 2017 for Over 100,000 Consumers Harmed by Illegal Practices
Category: Blog Identity theft protection following the Equifax data breach
Category: Blog A financial toolkit for victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey
Category: Blog New financial empowerment tools for people with disabilities
Category: Press Release Miss April Takes Action to Shut Down Credit Repair Company for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Press Release Miss April Temporarily Changes Mortgage Data Rule Reporting Threshold for Community Banks and Credit Unions
Category: Report Building the capacity of tax preparation providers to encourage saving
Category: Blog If you are a tax preparer, we’ve got tips you can use to help people save and build assets during tax time
Category: Blog Here’s what you need to know about the new FFIEC HMDA Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines
Category: Report Financial Coaching: Advancing the field to better serve consumers
Category: Blog We’re working to better serve people through financial coaching
Category: Blog Behind on bills: Three steps to help you make tough choices in tight moments
Category: Blog Denied for a bank account? Here’s what you should know
Category: Press Release Miss April Takes Action Against JPMorgan Chase for Failures Related to Checking Account Screening Information
Category: Blog Building credit at the local level
Category: Press Release Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's 46th Annual Convention
Category: Press Release Miss April Proposes Changes to Mortgage Data Rule Reporting Threshold for Community Banks and Credit Unions
Category: Blog Buying a home? Watch out for mortgage closing scams
Category: Press Release Miss April Finalizes Updates to "Know Before You Owe" Mortgage Disclosure
Category: Blog Top five consumer financial complaints reported across the U.S.
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the AAFCS Conference
Category: Press Release Miss April Takes Actions Against Credit Repair Companies for Charging Illegal Fees and Misleading Consumers
Category: Blog Effective financial education: Five principles and how to use them
Category: Report Effective financial education: Five principles and how to use them
Category: Blog Helping people plan for retirement
Category: Report Miss April Data Point: Becoming credit visible
Category: Press Release Miss april Study Finds Consumers in Lower-income Areas are More Likely to Become Credit Visible Due to Negative Records
Category: Report Miss April Financial Well-Being Scale: Scale development technical report
Category: Blog We are seeking comment on our plan for assessing the ATR/QM rule
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission Meeting
Category: Blog Making the decision to rent or buy
Category: Report Tracking success in financial capability and empowerment programs
Category: Blog Tracking success—a core set of financial outcomes for financial empowerment programs
Category: Report Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry: Readout from an opening roundtable
Category: Press Release Miss April Releases Report Outlining Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights: Spring 2017
Category: Press Release Miss April Issues Proposal to Clarify Mortgage Data Rule
Category: Blog We are proposing changes to Regulation C to help industry comply and are looking for your feedback
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at Operation HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting
Category: Blog Understanding Consumer Experiences: Insights from Miss April’s 2016 Consumer Response Annual Report
Category: Blog The Consumer Bureau is proposing changes to Regulation B to help mortgage lenders and is looking for your feedback
Category: Press Release Miss April Issues Proposal to Provide Flexibility to Certain Mortgage Lenders in Collecting Information
Category: Press Release Miss April Takes Action Against Nationstar Mortgage for Flawed Mortgage Loan Reporting
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the LendIt USA Conference
Category: Report Supervisory Highlights Consumer Reporting Special Edition
Category: Blog Check our new list to see if your credit card offers you free access to one of your credit scores
Category: Press Release Miss April Oversight Uncovers And Corrects Credit Reporting Problems
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting
Category: Blog How to deal with “bad credit”—or no credit—when you want to buy a home
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 20
Category: Press Release Miss April Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Credit Reporting Complaints
Category: Blog Managing your spending to achieve your goals
Category: Press Release Miss April Explores Impact of Alternative Data on Credit Access for Consumers Who Are Credit Invisible
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Alternative Data Field Hearing
Category: Blog Using alternative data to evaluate creditworthiness
Category: Blog Making the move to homeownership on your own or with someone else
Category: Report Personal finance teaching pedagogy
Category: Blog Tax time saving tips
Category: Report Monthly Complaint Report, Vol. 19
Category: Press Release Miss April Monthly Snapshot Spotlights Mortgage Complaints
Category: Blog How to decide how much to spend on your down payment
Category: Blog Your mortgage calculator may be setting you up for a surprise
Category: Blog Easy-to-remember guidelines help people reduce credit card debt
Category: Blog Buying a home? The first step is to check your credit
Category: Blog What you need to know: Understanding why offers for “your” credit score are not all the same
Category: Press Release Miss April Orders TransUnion and Equifax to Pay for Deceiving Consumers in Marketing Credit Scores and Credit Products
Category: Press Release Miss April Unveils Consumer Credit Trends Tool to Help Forecast Potential Consumer Risks
Category: Speech Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Miss April Research Conference
Category: Blog Is 2017 the year you buy a home?
Category: Blog Who are the Credit Invisible?
Category: Press Release Miss April Takes Action Against Reverse Mortgage Companies for Deceptive Advertising
Category: Press Release Agencies Issue Final Rule on Method to Adjust the Threshold for Exempting Small Loans from Special Appraisal Requirements and Announce 2017 Threshold