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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.



May 23, 2018 | By Bradley Keoun | The Street
But some consumer advocates were quick to caution that it remains to be seen how banks will tailor their new offerings - and what the OCC will allow. There's no official cap at a federal level...
May 16, 2018
Overdraft fees cost consumers $14 billion a year WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mick Mulvaney, who is unlawfully leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the consumer bureau), recently...
May 8, 2018 | By James Goodwin | USA Today
Rebecca Borne, senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit devoted to promoting fair lending practices, said repealing the consumer provisions will send “a really...
May 8, 2018 | By Katanga Johnson | KFGO
"Overturning the auto lending guidance just opened the door to uncertainty across federal agencies that use rules and guidance to protect the public from financial predators," said Rebecca Borné, an...