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The tactics used by the debt collection are a growing source of consumer pain; they include incessant calling, threats of arrest, and damaged credit reports...

Apr 11, 2017 Blog Post
Consumer Complaints About Medical Debt Collectors, and How the CFPB Can Help

Medical debt collectors often employ aggressive tactics and attempt to collect debt from the wrong customers – putting consumers' credit records at risk. Medical debt...

Apr 11, 2017 Report

A few highlights from our work in 2016, including envisioning a new transportation future, highlighting the promise of solar energy, exposing the dangers of fracking,...

Jan 4, 2017 Blog Post
The CFPB Defends Consumers Against Harmful and Deceptive Fees

Through the first three quarters of 2016, 626 large banks reported collecting $8.4 billion in revenue from overdraft and NSF fees, an increase of 3.6...

Dec 15, 2016 Report

Banks play a crucial role in society: They keep our money safe and put it to work. But today, banks are making an increasing amount...

Dec 15, 2016 Blog Post
Nov 7, 2016 Blog Post

Evidence is emerging that one type of dangerous resistant infection linked to factory farms – urinary tract infections caused by resistant E coli – is...

Mar 22, 2016 Blog Post

The trend toward vehicle leasing is consistent with what appears to be a broader shift to a “rentership society” and may signal that Americans are...

Nov 2, 2015 Blog Post

For now, low interest rates, long loan terms and generous lease deals are enabling many consumers to get “more car” than they otherwise dreamed possible....

Oct 27, 2015 Blog Post

Since its launch in 2011, FracFocus, a government- and industry-funded website, has been the only place where Americans could learn the details about chemicals and...

Jul 2, 2015 Blog Post

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