Thaddeus King studies issues related to consumer banking for Pew’s consumer finance project, including checking accounts, prepaid cards, and mobile payments, as well as small dollar loans, such as payday loans. He works on research reports focused on improving the safety and transparency of account disclosures, overdraft fees, and other common banking practices. He also has contributed extensively to research on alternative consumer transaction accounts, particularly prepaid accounts and emerging payment options.
King previously was a law clerk with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions in the departments of regulatory affairs and regulatory compliance, and a research assistant focused on financial regulation at the George Washington University Law School.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School.