Our Researchers

CFI researchers are drawn from across the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. They have expertise in consumer credit markets — credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, and student loans — and in consumer payment markets — payment cards, checks, automated clearinghouses, and payment innovations.

Kenneth Benton

Ken Benton

Supervision, Regulation, and Credit

Principal Consumer Regulations Specialist

Ken is an attorney with expertise in federal consumer protection laws. He edits Consumer Compliance Outlook, which focuses on consumer protection topics. A recent article of his explains the regulation creating new consumer protections for foreign remittance transfers. 

Arden Hall

Arden Hall

Supervision, Regulation, and Credit

Special Advisor

Arden focuses on credit and financial modeling. During his career in banking, he helped to manage interest rate risk and credit risk. Arden is the coauthor of a recent study that examined how home equity lines of credit performed at the end of the draw period.