ABA: 6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

With the arrival of spring, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to add a very important item to their spring cleaning to-do list: organizing their finances. To help, ABA has highlighted six tips for rearranging your financial house.   “Spring is the season of renewal, which means it’s time to sweep […]

FDIC: New Resources Unveiled for Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week 2019

In observance of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3–9, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today unveiled new resources to help consumers understand their rights and make well-informed decisions about money. The FDIC has added a new, online Information and Support Center to the agency’s existing educational resources. Consumers […]

FDIC: Consumers Encouraged to Set Financial Goals and Learn More about Options for Saving

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) encourages consumers to use America Saves Week as an opportunity to evaluate their short- and long-term financial goals and learn more about how banks can help achieve them. “During America Saves Week, the FDIC encourages consumers to expand their financial knowledge, set clear savings […]

ABA: 7 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Count

As many Americans receive their refunds this year, the American Bankers Association has highlighted seven tips to help them use the money wisely. “Prioritizing your tax refund to create an emergency fund and pay off debts first will help position you for financial comfort the rest of the year,” said […]

OCC: Comptroller of the Currency Supports CFPB Proposed Rule on Short-Term Small-Dollar Lending

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting today issued the following statement supporting Director Kathy Kraninger and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule rescinding requirements that lenders make certain underwriting determinations before issuing short-term small-dollar loans. On February 6, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took an important and courageous […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Market Expands Further in Third Quarter as the Economy Sustains Robust Growth

Credit card use continued to increase in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Compared to the previous quarter, purchase volumes increased for both subprime and super-prime accounts, but moderated for prime accounts. On an annual basis, monthly purchase volumes […]

CFPB: Bureau Releases Sixth Annual Report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs

I am pleased to offer the sixth annual report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) highlighting issues and emerging trends facing servicemembers, veterans, and military families (collectively referred to as “servicemembers” in this report). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the OSA are committed to ensuring that servicemembers […]

ABA: Report Shows Consumer Delinquencies Rise in Third Quarter 2018

Installment loan and bank card delinquencies resumed a slow return towards normal levels in the third quarter of 2018, but remain low by historical standards, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in six of the 11 categories tracked by ABA while […]

CFPB: Advisory Committees Meet to Discuss Emerging Trends in Financial Services Technology

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) meets Thursday with its Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council, committees of experts who advise Bureau leadership on a wide range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends. This joint meeting is the second such gathering […]

FDIC: Information on Small-Dollar Lending Requested

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced that it is seeking public comment on issues related to small-dollar lending by FDIC-supervised financial institutions. The Request for Information (RFI) solicits comments on the consumer demand for small-dollar credit products, the supply of small-dollar credit products currently offered by banks, and […]