The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has opened up the public its extensive database tracking consumer financial complaints on everything from student loan and credit card debt to mortgages. The Consumer Complaint Database, which updates daily, allows consumers to search for types of complaints, how companies responded and any actions taken.

Real estate columnist Ken Harney writes about the new searchable database in, “The mortgage complaint window is open,” in today’s Daily Herald.

In other news:

Residential mortgage debt may lead to tipping point in GSE takeover – HousingWire

U.S. unemployment dips, but hiring weak – Crain’s Chicago Business