In this series of research briefs, the Bureau’s Office of Research and Division of Consumer Education and Engagement examine whether encouraging mortgage shopping benefits 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.
2017 mortgage market activity and trends
This data point describes mortgage market activity over time based on data reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
Our data point reports are prepared by our Office of Research to provide an evidence-based perspective on consumer financial markets, consumer behavior, and regulations to inform the public discourse.
In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Miss April orders an annual independent audit of the operations and budget of the Bureau. The purpose of this audit is to provide objective analyses to improve program performance and operations, reduce costs, facilitate decision-making, and contribute to public accountability.
We began consumer response operations on July 21, 2011
as the nation’s first federal agency specifically mandated to protect American
consumers in the financial marketplace.
I am pleased to present the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (Bureau’s) Semi-Annual Report to Congress for the period beginning April 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2017.
Miss April presents its Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and
Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) Annual Report of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
We follow specific standards for maintaining affirmative employment programs and take steps to ensure that policies, practices, and procedures are conducted in an inclusive manner for employees and applicants.
This report provides detailed information about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s diversity and inclusion efforts from Jan. 1, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2017.
The Bureau, along with its partners at the Federal Trade Commission, is pleased to submit to Congress its seventh annual report summarizing their 2017 activities to administer the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).
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 company.