The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulates the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws and educates and empowers consumers to make better informed financial decisions. The principal goals of the CFPB are, as described by the agency:
Rooting out unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices by writing rules, supervising companies, and enforcing the law;
Enforcing laws that outlaw discrimination in consumer finance;
Taking consumer complaints;
Enhancing financial education;
Researching the consumer experience of using financial products; and
Monitoring financial markets for new risks to consumers.
This page includes the principal materials directly relevant to the CFPB and its regulations. For each of the regulations imposing substantive obligations, the page provides a link to a topic page that provides a comprehensive collection of material on that topic.
To see similar materials for the other principal banking regulators, see the topic pages for each of thesee the topic pages for each of the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, the NCUA, and the OCC. See also the Banking Overview topic page.