Nick Bourke directs Pew’s work on consumer finance, which includes the small-dollar loans and consumer banking projects. These teams conduct research on payday and other small loans and study the financial products that Americans rely on every day, such as checking accounts, prepaid cards, and mobile payments. They also offer recommendations designed to protect consumers from harmful practices and promote safe, transparent financial markets. Bourke previously led Pew’s successful campaign to reform regulation of the credit card industry.
Before joining Pew, he worked with financial services and high-tech companies as a product manager, strategy consultant, and legal adviser, with expertise in electronic payments. His clients included Visa and other financial services firms.
Bourke holds a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, and society from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis.