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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 16, 2018 | By Suzanne Potter | WXPR Public Radio
HR 3299, the so-called "Madden Fix," would reverse a court decision called Madden vs. Midland, which forbade banks from reselling loans to payday lenders if the loan's interest rate exceeded state...
February 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Mich.) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) introduced the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE)...
January 17, 2018 | By Mark Huffman | Consumer Affairs
Rebecca Borné, Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) blasted the move, saying payday loans with triple digit interest rates need stronger regulation. "For more than...
January 17, 2018 | By Sabri Ben-Achour | Marketplace
Last year, the Obama administration enacted new rules regarding payday lending. They haven't yet come into effect. Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Board says it will reconsider the tighter...