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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.


October 11, 2018 | By Noam Scheiber | New York Times
Thousands of Marriott workers around the country are on strike, complaining that stagnant wages and unsteady hours have made it difficult to stay afloat. At a time when they are under particular...
October 5, 2018 | By REBECCA BORNÉ | Morning Consult
Last October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its payday and car-title lending rule. The agency, under the leadership of Richard Cordray, spent five years developing these...
October 3, 2018 | By Rebecca Borné | American Banker
U.S. Bank recently introduced a new small-dollar loan product. By the bank’s own description, it’s a high-cost product, at 70-88% APR. High-cost loans by banks offer a mirage of...
September 27, 2018 | By Russ Wiles | USA Today
Consumer advocates for years have decried payday loans as a costly way to borrow and one that keeps people trapped in a cycle of high-interest debt. The howls of protest could grow...