Nick Bourke directs Pew’s work on consumer finance, which includes the home financing, small-dollar loans, and consumer banking projects. These project teams conduct research on the safety and affordability of alternative financial arrangements used for manufactured housing and other smaller home mortgages, and on small-dollar consumer loans such as payday, auto title, and high-cost installment loans. The teams also study everyday financial products, 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, Bourke 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.