Our team executed a deep dive into FinHealth Spend Report data from late 2020 to learn how customers are using overdraft today amidst the pandemic. The results offer fresh answers to some of the key questions regarding overdraft usage.
While technology-driven financial products, services, and institutions have the potential to benefit consumers, they can also pose new risks due to the increased availability of financial data. To better understand the consumer perspective on the use of financial data, the Financial Health Network fielded a nationally representative survey. The findings in this report describe consumer understanding of practices in the financial data ecosystem, and consumer preferences on how they would like personal data to be treated. These findings can serve as a guide to both industry stakeholders and policymakers as they seek to build trust and ensure that both practice and policy serve consumers.
This week, the Financial Health Network released the first brief in the new Pulse Points series, exploring receipt and usage of stimulus payments and tax refunds in the first few months of 2021. T
New Pulse Data Shows Stimulus Payments Jump Started Spending But Funds Slowest to Reach Low-Income Individuals
Chicago, IL, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Financial Health Network, the nation’s authority on financial health, with support from the Citi Foundation, today released its first Financial Health Pulse Points brief featuring transactional data that highlights the effects of the two federal stimulus payments and tax refunds issued in early 2021 on account […]
One year into the COVID-19 global pandemic, new data from the U.S. Financial Health Pulse shows that Black and Latinx communities are continuing to disproportionately struggle amidst the ongoing public health crisis, and that financial health disparities appear to be widening by race and ethnicity as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Read Article >>
New Financial Health Pulse Data Shows Millions of Americans Still Financially Struggling Amid Ongoing Pandemic
Food insecurity and fear of eviction pervasive among those hardest hit financially by pandemic with many borrowing money or cutting back on healthcare visits and medication
In continued support of its corporate philanthropic cause of financial well-being, PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), today announced the findings of a new study, “How Credit Unions Can Become Financial Health Providers,” that assessed the financial health of credit union members and employees against a national benchmark. The study was […]
Lori, a New York City-based entrepreneur, is no stranger to financial uncertainty given her line of work. But between the monetary sacrifices involved in starting a business, high cost of city living, and the fiscal consequences of the pandemic, financial stress began to take a toll, she tells Bustle. But it’s not just the economic […]
There is evidence of a correlation between physical and financial health, according to the 2019 U.S. Financial Health Pulse trends report from the Financial Health Network, a research organization formerly known as the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Read the Article >>
By: Thea Garon, Senior Director As vaccines roll out across the country, the Biden administration is considering bold policies to help struggling households, businesses, and communities recover from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For these efforts to be successful, the new administration – along with businesses, employers, and other stakeholders –…
Over the weekend, Congress reached a deal for a new $900 billion Covid-19 relief package, which includes funding for stimulus payments of up to $600. Read the Article >>
By Helen Robb, Senior Manager, Financial Health Network With the arrival of a new administration in D.C. in a few weeks, it’s time to refocus on what Americans need now to support their financial health. Our recently released 2020 Trends Report found that many Americans were able to cope during the pandemic largely because of…