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Rebecca Borné

Senior Policy Counsel

Rebecca Borné serves as senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending, which she joined in 2008.

Rebecca advocates for federal protections against predatory practices that exploit the financially vulnerable, particularly in the areas of payday loans, high-cost installment loans, and depository overdraft practices. Rebecca engages with federal regulators and legislative offices, authoring comment letters to inform policy proposals, providing input on draft legislation, and occasionally testifying before Congress. She has authored a number of research and policy reports and has served as a contributing author for the National Consumer Law Center’s Consumer Banking and Payments Law manual. She also serves on the board of Capital for Change, a Connecticut-based CDFI.

Rebecca received degrees from Louisiana State University and Yale Law School. Prior to law school, she worked for six years as a CPA, auditing a range of companies for a global accounting firm. Rebecca worked in CRL's DC office before relocating to New Haven, CT, where she now resides.

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 5, 2020
National Consumer Law Center and Center for Responsible Lending Experts to Testify in Rent-a-Bank Hearing before U.S. House Today at 10am ET Washington, D.C. – Eleven national consumer and civil-...
November 18, 2019
OCC Proposes Rent-a-Bank Rule Today; Proposed Rule is on Agenda for FDIC Meeting on Nov. 19 Washington, D.C. - Advocates reacted with outrage to a new proposal from two federal bank regulators...
November 12, 2019
New legislation would protect people from the financial quicksand of high-interest loans First bill to extend Military Lending Act’s rate cap protection to all Americans Learn more about this map...
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...