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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.

News

July 29, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a settlement with Think Finance LLC, a fintech company that had engaged in multi-party schemes to make loans with...
June 13, 2019 | By BARRY BRIDGES | BANKRATE.COM
When you’re dealing with medical bills not covered by your insurance or car repairs not covered by your warranty, sometimes a personal loan has you covered. You could even use a personal loan...
June 10, 2019 | By Diane Standaert | The Washington Examiner
Tim Worstall recently took issue with the Center for Responsible Lending’s position that payday loans should be capped at a 36% annual rate. He seemed troubled by the fact that with such a...
May 9, 2019 | By Libby Watson | Splinter
Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will reportedly introduce new legislation today capping credit card and consumer loan interest rates at 15 percent and also set penalties for...

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