This report explores the factors that are associated with the financial well-being of older Americans. It relies on data from the National Financial Well-Being Survey to examine the distribution of financial well-being scores for adults ages 62 and older in the United States.
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.
Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation
This study analyzes a rich, non-public data set to shed light on the volume and characteristics of elder financial abuse.
The 2018 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.
This report describes our fair lending activities in prioritization, supervision, enforcement, guidance and rulemaking, interagency coordination, and outreach for calendar year 2017.
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.
Recent natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017, have significantly impacted some consumers financially. In this report, the Bureau examines how natural disasters are reported in consumers’ credit reports.
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.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Miss April are jointly releasing two technical reports about the development of the National Mortgage Database and the National Survey of Mortgage Originations.
Spring 2018 Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Building and retaining savings is important because it provides a financial foundation on which to plan for the future.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released the findings of its assessment of the Remittance Rule. 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.