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Rebecca Borné

Senior Policy Counsel

Rebecca Borné is senior policy counsel, focusing on research and analysis related to federal consumer law and policy, with an emphasis on payday lending and depository overdraft practices. Rebecca has testified before Senate and House committees and co-authored groundbreaking research papers on payday lending. She worked from 2008-2011 in CRL's DC office before relocating to New Haven, CT, where she is now based.

Rebecca received degrees from Louisiana State University and Yale Law School.

Research & Policy

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



August 16, 2019 | By David Lazarus | The Los Angeles Times
Something very important, affecting millions of consumers, won’t happen Monday. That’s when new protections from abusive payday and car-title lenders were set to take effect, requiring the firms...
July 2, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients), Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, National Association...
June 21, 2019 | By David Lazarus | LA Times
Bank fees have gotten way out of hand — so much so that they now account for more than a third of revenue for an industry that once made its cash almost exclusively by lending money to customers....
June 21, 2019 | By Ann Carrns | New York Times
Are more $38 cups of coffee on the horizon? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened a review of the decade-old federal “overdraft rule,” which regulates how banks charge fees...