Leslie Parrish

Leslie Parrish

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Credit Products (Home, Student, Personal, and Auto Loans), Credit/Interest Rate, Financial Inclusion, Lending and Related Technologies, Loan Processing, Marketplace Lending, Regulations, Risk Management

Leslie Parrish is a senior analyst with Aite Group’s Retail Banking practice, focusing on consumer lending.

Ms. Parrish was one of the initial employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal financial regulator. Her role entailed engaging with lenders and helping to develop the bureau’s strategy and policies related to small-dollar loans offered by banks, nonbanks, and fintech firms. Later, she authored research publications to inform rule-making efforts on small-dollar loans, overdraft programs, and debt collection. Before her work at the bureau, Ms. Parrish spent over 10 years working on public policy issues related to financial services, financial inclusion, and consumer protection. Through this work, she developed expertise in a number of financial products and services, including student loans, mortgages, and unsecured loans marketed to nonprime consumers, as well as in debt relief strategies. 

Ms. Parrish holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Webinars

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET
It takes an average of 66 Days, to develop new behavior patterns. With Covid-19 driven lockdown nearing that figure, Consumers and SME, have been heavily relying on using their bank's current digital capabilities for all lending and financial needs. We can safely assume that consumers will be...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET
Join Aite Group senior analyst Leslie Parrish and Petal CEO Jason Gross for a live webinar brought to you by LendIt Fintech as they discuss the following:  In today's economy with record unemployment how are consumer lenders managing risk? - How can lenders proactively identify which...

Analyst Views

November 6, 2019
The third-party debt collection industry—comprising collection agencies, business process outsourcers, debt buyers, and law firms collecting debt—is at a critical crossroads. Some collection firms are innovating to meet rising challenges while others are languishing and allowing their clients to view their services as a commodity. To understand the current state of the third-party collections...
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August 22, 2019
Unsecured personal loans are hot. Consumers like them because they have a simpler repayment structure than a credit card and are quicker to obtain than most other loan products. Noticing this demand, lenders (both banks and non-banks alike) are increasingly offering these loan products. Even lenders who have been focused traditionally on credit cards are now offering these closed-end installment...
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