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, January 14, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
Join Aite Group research director David Albertazzi and his expert team for a live one-hour webinar as they identify the top 10 trends that will shape the retail banking and payments landscape around the globe in 2021 and beyond. Attend the webinar to: Learn how the retail banking and...
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...

Analyst Views

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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December 2, 2020
Earned wage access (EWA) solutions enable workers to obtain some of the pay they’ve already earned before their regular payday. Companies such as DailyPay, PayActiv, and Even have offered these solutions for several years through partnerships with employers. These solutions can help consumers solve for financial shortfalls or ill-timed expenses without using high-cost credit or overdrawing a bank...
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