In an effort to increase transparency within the consumer financial services market and to encourage civic participation in reform efforts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today that its Consumer Complaint Database has been expanded "from about 19,000 credit card complaints to more than 90,000 complaints on mortgages, student loans, bank accounts and services, other consumer loans, and credit cards" — making it the largest collection of federal consumer financial complaint data in the nation, according to a press release from the bureau. The database is updated daily with complaints involving approximately 450 companies so far, and each database entry includes "the type of complaint, the date of submission, the consumer's ZIP code, and the company that the complaint concerns." Providing the hashtag #CFPBdata for sharing ideas, the bureau encourages "consumers, analysts, developers, data scientists, civic hackers, and companies that serve consumers" to analyze, augment and mash the data with other public sets so as to "highlight innovative uses" and make the data as contributive as possible toward the bureau's efforts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray announced the expansion of the database during a consumer response field hearing in Des Moines, Iowa. For more, read the full press release and Director Cordray's prepared remarks, and access the Consumer Complaint Database.