A database of consumer complaints to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been recently expanded to make it searchable by state. It also added complaints about money transfers and credit reporting to existing categories including credit cards, mortgages, student and consumer loans, bank accounts and services.
The database, which currently has about 113,000 listings, can be searched, sorted and downloaded, though it provides little detail about individual complaints. It is updated nightly.
There are currently 1,526 complaints by Minnesotans in the database.
To submit a complaint of your own, go to consumerfinance,gov/Complaint. A complaint is added to the database only after a company responds or after 15 days, whichever comes sooner.