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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Join this webinar to learn how consumers are using Earned Wage Access (EWA) and Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Advance products to bridge gaps between earning and accessing income; gain data-driven insights to guide key decisions in a showcase of findings from our recent consumer usage research; and...
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
A year in, the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent government responses continue to have a significant impact on the global economy. In this webinar moderated by Aite Group senior analyst Rodney Nelsestuen, 11 analysts will provide an overview of the pandemic’s effect across the financial...

Analyst Views

March 3, 2021
Consumer lenders face considerable challenges making loan decisions in this volatile and uncertain economic environment. While traditional credit data is certainly foundational in assessing creditworthiness, other sources can provide critical real-time insights that this data lacks. In a recent Aite Group survey, nearly half (48%) of consumer lenders indicated that they are somewhat less or far...
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December 17, 2020
For the second year in a row, Aite Group has partnered with TransUnion to conduct a comprehensive survey of the third-party debt collections industry. The industry was rocked this year by the sudden economic downturn and need to work remotely brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. While some companies have done a brilliant job of pivoting to this “new normal” and are reporting strong results...
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Events

Apr 27-29, 2021
Virtual Event
Lending and banking are transforming. Make sense of this new world with Lendit Fintech, where fintech leaders gather to connect and reimagine the future of finance. 
Mar 2, 2021
Virtual Event

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