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Wednesday, November 3 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
More than a year into the pandemic, many parts of the economy are thriving – but what’s actually happening inside American households? This year’s EMERGE Insights dives deep into the story of FinHealth in America with illuminating research findings that show how Americans are faring financially.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands’ passion for financial inclusion began as a child in Argentina, navigating the impacts of hyperinflation on families and desire to act. In her role as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), she champions access to affordable and safe financial services for communities around the world, especially underserved groups. Through close collaboration with public and private sector partners, her work has driven real progress for financial health. In this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, learn more about Queen Máxima’s experiences, accomplishments, and vision for the future of financial inclusion and financial health.
It’s been a roller coaster of a year. Still, one thing is certain: There is a growing chorus of leaders committed to improving financial health for all – teaching us that while the context in which we operate matters, acting in line with our values matters more. In a special year-end episode of EMERGE Everywhere, host Jennifer Tescher shares reflections from conversations with 18 visionaries who graced the podcast this year and the lessons we can learn from them as we prepare for 2022.
Can we predict the future? Brett King believes he can. The self-proclaimed futurist is known for his ability to see the social and economic changes coming and the opportunities they will bring. In this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, Jennifer sits down with Brett to discuss his newest book, “The Rise of Technosocialism: How Inequality, AI and Climate Will Usher in a New World,” and how we can prepare ourselves to meet the most pressing challenges facing businesses and societies today.
Recent analysis from the Financial Health Network found that Oportun installment loans cost significantly less over the life of the loan, compared with other loan products available to similar borrowers for near prime consumers or consumers without a credit score. The Financial Health Network’s proprietary True Cost of a Loan study, which reflects total costs to repay a loan fully, revealed that some competitor products will charge you more in interest and fees than the actual amount borrowed. In comparing those products to Oportun installment loans, Financial Health Network found that others charge an average of 6 times more than Oportun does, and in some cases as much as 24 times more. The True Cost of a Loan considers what goes into various types of loan products and provides ways to understand loan affordability.
Nearly two-thirds of workers say it’s becoming more difficult to keep up with financial obligations. As government stimulus programs end, how can organizations help those who are financially vulnerable build a stronger financial future? Watch Rob Levy, Vice President, Research and Measurement at the Financial Health Network, and Leston Welsh, Head of Business Segments for Prudential Group Insurance, discuss the latest reports from their respective organizations underscoring key needs and trends at a national level. Plus, learn what these findings emphasize for employers, along with solutions to support financial health for all employees.
For more than 15 years, decision-makers from across the marketplace came together at EMERGE: Financial Health Forum to work toward a shared mission of financial health for all. When COVID forced the cancellation of our in-person forum in 2020, we asked: What if EMERGE wasn’t an annual event, but a year-round community?
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