Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) launched a refresh of its public website, consumerfinance.gov. The updated website will feature additional user functionality, an improved layout, more content, and easier access to information. Notably, the refresh will also include a new interactive enforcement database to help the public track the Bureau’s enforcement actions. Through these updates, the Bureau aims to increase transparency and make it easier for consumers and stakeholders to locate and access essential resources.
“Our website serves as a critical tool for reaching consumers, and we will continue to seek ways to make it more accessible, user-friendly, and informative,” said Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger. “With this refresh we increased transparency and made it easier for the public to engage with the Bureau.”
The website will include the following enhancements:
- An Interactive Enforcement Database. This new database allows users to quickly find information about the Bureau’s public enforcement actions. Users can view interactive graphs tracking cumulative consumer relief, cumulative enforcement actions, and total enforcement actions per year.
- A Page for Petitions. Petitions for rulemaking will be publicly available on the Bureau’s website. Users can now easily search for and find petitions in a centralized location.
- Archiving of Older Content. Blogs, newsroom pages, and reports older than two years old will now be labeled to provide clarity and identify items that may not be the most up to date resources offered by the Bureau. The materials will still be accessible via the search function on the website. Users will be able to clearly see if they are being directed to or are using an archived page.
The Bureau has plans to further improve the website in the months ahead. The Bureau’s refreshed website can be found at: www.consumerfinance.gov.