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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 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At 3:00 p.m. ET this afternoon, a House Financial Services subcommittee will convene a hearing entitled “Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry. A...
April 22, 2019 | By Liz Weston | The Charlotte Observer
Americans are slipping ever deeper into hock. To cope, many people turn to debt consolidation loans, cash-out mortgage refinancing and retirement plan loans that promise relief but could leave them...
April 16, 2019 | By Nicholas Confessore | New York Times
One rainy afternoon early in February 2018, a procession of consumer experts and activists made their way to the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington to meet Mick...
April 2, 2019 | By Miles Weiss | Bloomberg
Stephen Marley comes from music royalty. Sean Garrett has written and produced smash hits for Beyoncé, Usher and Ciara. Even so, when they and hundreds of lesser-known names in the world of hip-...

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