Nick Bourke directs Pew's research on consumer needs and perceptions, market practices, and potential regulation of payday and other small-dollar loan providers.
Thaddeus King is an officer for Pew’s consumer finance project, which includes small-dollar loans and consumer banking. He works on major research reports focused on improving the safety and transparency of key banking practices, including account disclosures and overdraft fees. He also has contributed extensively to research on alternative consumer transaction accounts, particularly prepaid accounts and emerging payment options.
Associate Manager, Research
Tara Roche is an associate manager with Pew’s consumer finance project, conducting original analyses of consumer needs and perceptions, market practices, and potential regulation of payday and other small-dollar loan providers. She also works to develop policy recommendations designed to protect consumers from harmful practices and promote safe, transparent credit. Roche holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in public policy from Rutgers University.
Andrew Scott is a senior associate with Pew’s consumer banking project, providing research and analysis of survey, industry, and regulatory data relevant to banking and payments regulation. Before joining Pew, Scott worked in the research division of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., primarily providing analysis on overseas risks, European bank regulations, and international trade agreements affecting U.S. banks. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University, and master’s degrees in finance from Johns Hopkins University and international trade and investment policy from George Washington University.
Rachel Siegel is a senior associate with Pew’s consumer banking project, conducting original research on transaction accounts (checking, prepaid cards, and mobile payments) to inform efforts to improve their safety and transparency. She also represented Pew on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force. Before coming to Pew, Siegel worked for Santander Bank and Century Bank, and interned at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in economics from Boston University.