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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 Sylvan Lane | The Hill
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday proposed striking certain borrower safeguards from a 2017 regulation on short-term, high-interest loans. The bureau on Wednesday kicked...
February 6, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under the direction of Trump-appointed Director Kathy Kraninger, released its plan to roll back the central protections of...
January 11, 2019 | By David Baumann | Credit Union Times
A new director who is likely to loosen the regulatory reins. A new House committee chair who favors stricter regulations. That’s the new reality facing the CFPB as Kathy Kraninger takes over as...
November 15, 2018
Broad Coalition has Urged Agency to Maintain Guidance That Guards Against Unaffordable Loans By Banks WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) yesterday issued a Request...