About

Susan K. Weinstock

Susan Weinstock

  • Director
  • Consumer Banking,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

Profile

Susan K. Weinstock directs Pew’s consumer banking initiative, which advocates for policies that protect American consumers and their money.

As the lead on Pew’s efforts to improve the safety and transparency of consumer banking products, Weinstock directs a team of researchers who identify current practices and consumer needs to inform policy solutions.

Previously, Weinstock was the financial reform campaign director at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), leading media, coalition, public education, and grassroots efforts to promote consumer financial protection. She has more than 20 years of advocacy, communications, research, grassroots, and legislative experience protecting consumers. Prior to joining CFA in 2009, Weinstock worked in a number of different positions at AARP. She directed many successful state-level advocacy campaigns throughout the country, saving consumers billions of dollars on their telephone and utility bills and pushing for the enactment of consumer protections and reliability requirements. She also managed federal communications activities on financial security issues, including message development and the creation and execution of integrated public awareness campaigns.

Weinstock has a bachelor’s degree in government from Clark University and a master’s degree in education from Marymount University.

Recent Work

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  • Checks and Balances

    This interactive tool follows three typical people—Mike, Sarah, and Jen—as they go about their day. They are all responsible with money, but their budgets are a little tight. We will explore how, depending on where they bank, their experiences with overdraft fees can differ dramatically, and why it pays to know your institution's policies and practices. Click on a character to start. Read More

  • Should the Post Office Offer Financial Services?

    Five facts that could change the way you think about banking and the post office—plus video of comments by Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Read More

  • Get a Better Prepaid Card

    This video shows how Pew's model summary disclosure box allows consumers to easily understand fees and compare prepaid cards before purchasing one. Read More

Media Contact

Mark Wolff

Director, Communications

202.540.6390