FinLab 2018 Snapshot: Focusing on Diversity in Innovation to Improve Financial Health for All
To address the broad range of financial challenges facing consumers, the Financial Solutions Lab’s fourth annual Challenge focused on diversity in innovations and teams to promote new financial health solutions for diverse populations. The 2018 Snapshot Report offers insights on emerging trends in the fintech ecosystem and this year's applicant pool.



Adam Herling, Senior Manager, Financial Health Network
Katy Golvala, Associate, Financial Health Network

FinTech Trends

The fourth FinLab challenge drew more than 300 applicants – and highlighted several interesting shifts in the broader fintech landscape.

Alternative underwriting models expanding access for the underserved

An evolution from aggregated information to more action-oriented products

Simplifying complex systems to improve user experience

Hybrid platforms combining AI and human interaction

Data Spotlight

For the second year in a row, New York-based applicants outnumbered those from the Bay Area.

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