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Diane Standaert

EVP; Director of State Policy

Diane directs CRL's state-level policy agenda to advance responsible lending policy and practices across all of CRL's issues. She also oversees CRLs work on issues of small dollar lending. Based in Durham, Diane works directly with stakeholders and policy makers at the state and federal levels in their efforts to understand the impact of and to prevent abusive financial practices. She brings policy expertise on issues such as payday, car title, installment lending, mortgages, foreclosure prevention, abusive debt collection, and other issues. Diane also brings experience building bipartisan coalitions of diverse stakeholders to advocate successfully for reforms of abusive lending practices. She has authored and contributed to several articles and research projects related to the impact of predatory lending practices and the role of states in addressing them.

Diane's previous experience includes the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights. She is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a JD degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. In her spare time, Diane is very active in a wide range of community organizations.

Research & Policy

Our in-depth research of financial practices is intended to guide policymakers and opinion leaders working to improve the state of lending.

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News

April 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) recently released text of the so-called Financial CHOICE Act 2.0, his plan to repeal and replace the Dodd-Frank...
April 18, 2017 | By Lisa Hagen | WABE 90.1
Diane Standaert is with the Center for Responsible Lending. That group has heard from borrowers that title pawn employees often don't offer up details about the length or cost of the loans. Standaert...
April 12, 2017 | By Bobbi Murray | Capital and Main
Yet banks are very much involved in the lives of the unbankable. They securitize and sell payday loan and car title loan debt. Title loans take the borrower’s car as collateral—when the note comes...
April 4, 2017
Consumer Advocates Question FinTech Company’s High Default Rates, Triple Digit Interest Rates Consumer advocates criticized the high interest rates and high default rates of Elevate Credit, Inc. (...

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