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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.

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Category: Consumer education and empowerment

Consumer insights on paying bills

This report describes Bureau research on ways to help consumers better manage their cash flow and bills. This research found that suggesting consumers do something as simple as changing bill due dates to align with income flow could help some consumers better manage their cash flow. 

Category: To Congress

Financial report fiscal year 2018

The financial report provides readers with the summary results of the BCFP’s operational activity and it is the principal statement of our accountability to the American people, the United States Congress, and the President of the United States.