CFPB Accepting Applications for Advisory Board and Councils in 2015

January 27, 2015


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is accepting applications to serve on its Consumer Advisory Board and two other advisory groups.

According to the CFPB, these groups help the bureau hear directly from small institutions and obtain information about emerging trends and practices in the consumer financial products and services industries. In addition to the Advisory Board, the CFPB is seeking applicants for its Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council.

The CFPB is looking for:

  • Experts in consumer protection, community development, consumer finance, fair lending, and civil rights
  • Experts in consumer financial products or services
  • Representatives of banks that primarily serve underserved communities
  • Representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher priced mortgage loans
  • Current employees of credit unions and community banks
  • Academics (Experts in research methodologies, framing research questions, data collection, and analytic strategies.)

How many seats are available?

  • 10 seats on the Consumer Advisory Board will become vacant in the fall of 2015.
  • Seven seats on the Community Bank Advisory Council will become vacant in the fall of 2015.
  • Eight seats on the Credit Union Advisory Council will become vacant in the fall of 2015.

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