CFPB’s database is now searchable by state and includes complaints about credit reporting

On May 31, 2013 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that its Consumer Complaint Database, now searchable by state, has been expanded to include credit reporting and money transfer complaints. In addition to these two new categories, the database, which can be accessed at, includes complaints relating to credit cards, mortgages, student loans, bank accounts and services, and consumer loans.

When submitting a complaint about credit reporting, consumers can select from five common issues, which are all searchable on the updated database: incorrect information on a credit report; problems with a credit reporting agency’s investigation; improper use of a credit report; not being able to get a credit report or credit score; and problems with credit monitoring or identity protection services.