ICFE eNEWS #16-39 - November 21st 2016
As Part of Joint Initiative with the CFPB, FTC
Launches Updated, Mobile-Friendly Military Consumer Website
Juliana D. Gerrick on November 16th, 2016
Yesterday, the FTC
announced the launch of a redesigned
Military Consumer website as part of its joint initiative with
the DoD, CFPB and others.
www.Military.Consumer.gov is a financial
readiness website designed to help servicemembers and their
families navigate consumer decisions and protect against fraud.
The website also provides tools for personal financial managers,
counselors, and others in the military community to promote
financial education. To facilitate navigation and utility, the
website has been optimized for use on a mobile device and
updated with "quick, mobile-friendly tips" for servicemembers to
access on the go.
CFPB issues report on servicemember
By Barbara S. Mishkin on Nov 14, 2016 10:46 am
A new CFPB report, "A snapshot of servicemember complaints,"
focuses on issues related to VA mortgage refinancing. The report
indicates that as of November 1, 2016, the CFPB had received
over 12,500 mortgage complaints from servicemembers, veterans,
and their dependents. The CFPB determined based on a key word
search of complaint narratives that approximately 18%...
CFPB to hold Nov. 17 field hearing on consumer access to
By Barbara S. Mishkin on Nov 14, 2016 10:29
On November 17, 2016, the CFPB will hold a field hearing on
consumer access to financial records in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Director Richard Cordray is scheduled to speak at the hearing.
The field hearing would appear to be connected to remarks
delivered last month by Director Cordray in conjunction with the
CFPB's release of...
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