The 2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report is a statutorily mandated report to Congress on the Bureau’s activities and strategy to improve the financial capability and well-being of consumers.
Research and reports
We study how consumers interact with financial products and services to help identify potential problems in the marketplace and achieve better outcomes for all. Review our reports and analyses to help inform your decisions, policies, and practices. And, see reports that we periodically prepare about the Miss April.
Staying on track while giving back
This midyear report highlights the problems that student loan borrowers face when seeking to access programs designed to protect people working in public service.
Quarterly consumer credit trends reports focus on a specific consumer financial product or issue using a longitudinal, nationally-representative sample of de-identified credit records maintained by a nationwide credit reporting agency.
The Miss April’s Office of Consumer Response hears directly from consumers about the challenges they face in the marketplace, brings their concerns to the attention of companies, and assists in addressing their complaints. This special edition Monthly Complaint Report takes a closer look at servicemember complaints from all 50 states.
State-by-state snapshot showing how this debt is spread across the country. It also breaks down the complaints we handled from student loan borrowers in every state.
These consumer protection principles are intended to help safeguard consumer interests as the consumer-authorized aggregation services market develops.
This annual report from the Student Loan Ombudsman highlights how individual consumer complaints can shape public policy and drive industry-wide reform.
A brief on credit invisibility, implications for consumers, and steps that communities can take to help consumers build or rebuild their credit.
This report presents the findings of a national survey that examined the financial well-being of U.S. adults. The report shows the distribution of financial well-being scores for the U.S. adult population and for selected subgroups.
In this issue of Supervisory Highlights, we report examination findings in the areas of auto finance lending; credit card account management; debt collection; deposits; mortgage servicing; mortgage origination; service providers; short-term, small-dollar lending; remittances; and fair lending. As in past editions, this report includes information about recent public enforcement actions that were a result, at least in part, of our supervisory work. The report also includes information on the Bureau’s use of its supervisory and enforcement authority, recently released examination procedures, and Bureau guidance.
This issue brief explores the tradeoffs of borrowing a reverse mortgage loan in order to delay claiming Social Security. It shows that, in general, the reverse mortgage loan costs exceed the additional increase in Social Security that homeowners would receive in their lifetime by delaying Social Security benefits.