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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.



February 6, 2019 | By ANA B. NIETO | La Opinion
La Oficina de Protección al Consumidor Financiero (CFPB) ha propuesto eliminar la obligatoriedad de que los prestamistas verifiquen la capacidad de un cliente para devolver un crédito de tipo payday...
February 6, 2019 | By Kelly Anne Smith | Bankrate
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it plans to roll back its Payday Lending Rule aimed at protecting consumers from the high-interest short-term loans. The proposed changes would be...
February 6, 2019 | By Bess Levin | Vanity Fair
In 2016, Donald Trump slithered into the White House by pitching himself as the guy who would save the working class. That pitch, obviously, turned to be a classic Trump scam, given...
February 6, 2019 | By JIM PUZZANGHERA | LA Times
The nation’s new consumer financial watchdog proposed Wednesday to significantly water down tough pending rules on payday and other short-term loans designed to prevent lenders from taking advantage...