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Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

Good morning. I would like to thank the Tampa community for hosting us so graciously and all of you for being here today. Since we established the Consumer Advisory Board (or CAB) five years ago, we have made sure that its membership spans the nation. We also make it a point to travel outside Washington, D.C. to learn more about consumers in different parts of the country. Yesterday we learned about this city’s history and visited a retirement community to hear more about the particular challenges facing constituencies such as older Americans.

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Complaints show military families and non-military families have different experiences in the financial marketplace

This month's 50-state report shows that servicemembers are more likely to submit complaints about some financial products compared to non-servicemembers, such as debt collection, but are less likely than non-servicemembers to submit complaints about other products, such as mortgages. Overall the report shows that servicemembers may face different problems in the financial marketplace than non-servicemembers.