Fintechs outside of the traditional financial services space are pioneering many of the most innovative and successful solutions for addressing consumer financial health needs. Explore research, insights, and opportunities to grow your business while improving the financial lives of vulnerable households and historically disadvantaged groups. Then, partner with the Financial Health Network to cultivate and scale new approaches even faster.

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 Insights from the Financial Solutions Lab

Insights from the Financial Solutions Lab

This report shares lessons learned over the past five years of close collaboration and support for fintech solutions big and small. Our hope is that it serves as an invitation to join our efforts to improve the financial health of all Americans.


In Their Words: What Older Adults Struggling Financially Need

By Farah Manjiyani, Manager, Financial Health Network Despite the recent stimulus, increased vaccinations, and gathering momentum of reopenings across the country, millions are still struggling with their financial health. Ongoing economic uncertainty, job loss, and physical health concerns have caused many to shift financial priorities just to stay afloat. In the Financial Health Network’s latest…

Financial Wellness for Employees: Insights from Five Fintechs

Employer-channel fintechs play an increasingly crucial role in supporting employees’ financial health through products like low-cost loans, and financial coaching. The Financial Solutions Lab partnered with the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis to examine the uptake, usage, and impact of five companies: Brightside, HoneyBee, Manifest, MedPut, and Onward.

Designing Digital Financial Advisory Tools for Low-to-Moderate Income Older Adults

Most low-to-moderate income (LMI) older adults are financially challenged to reach retirement and maintain their quality of life as they age. This report showcases research insights and design features that financial service providers can leverage to better support the needs of this group as they approach retirement, produced in partnership with the Institute of Consumer Money Management.

Fintech Innovation Leader Joins the Financial Health Network

By Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO, Financial Health Network Through our innovation work via the Financial Solutions Lab, we’ve reached more than 5 million low- to moderate-income consumers (and 10 million consumers in total) to date with solutions to improve their financial health. Innovation is at the heart of the Financial Health Network’s mission, fueling…

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Financial Health Solutions for Fintech

The Financial Health Network has a long tradition of investing in early-stage companies and ideas, from our groundbreaking work with Financial Capability Fund and Catalyst Fund to the entrepreneurs who participate today in the Financial Solutions Lab. We take a needs-based approach to fintech innovation, zeroing in on specific financial health challenges and identifying solutions that hold the greatest promise for consumers. Through our ongoing research, investment, and policy work, we strive to create a positive environment for fintechs that allows new finhealth solutions to flourish.

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Financial Health Solutions for Fintech