CFPB To Hold Field Hearing on Consumer Complaints
On March 11, the CFPB announced a field hearing about its Consumer Complaint Database, to be held in Des Moines, IA on March 28, 2013. The CFPB has not yet announced witnesses but has stated the event will feature remarks from CFPB Director Richard Cordray, as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public. The CFPB currently accepts complaints regarding credit cards, mortgages, bank accounts and services, auto/consumer loans, student loans, and consumer reporting, but so far has only published the credit card complaints in the public database. In the past, the CFPB has made policy announcements in connection with field hearings. Accordingly, the CFPB may announce that it is making additional types of complaints publicly available, or that it will accept complaints regarding an additional product or service.