Join us as representatives of Fifth Third Bank and the National Urban League discuss their efforts to remove barriers to equity, and how Fifth Third is working to close the income gap through innovative financial empowerment tools to improve financial health for all.
Explore the current landscape and opportunities to help financial institutions overcome these barriers to power effective finhealth tools.
Explore three major insurtech advances that could help more Americans weather financial shocks successfully, as well as potential pitfalls for insurers working to align business incentives with customer needs.
In this member-exclusive digital event, members met three organizations each with a singular focus on creating financial health for their consumers.
With industry leadership and regulatory support, there is an opportunity to build a liability framework for financial data sharing to support consumer protection, innovation and market growth.
The Financial Health Network Comment Letter on Proposed Amendments to Rules Concerning Prepaid Accounts
The Financial Health Network submitted this letter in response to the request for comment on the proposed Amendments to Rules Concerning Prepaid Accounts, issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, the Bureau) and published on June 29, 2017. Like the CFPB, we recognize the important role that prepaid products and services can play in the financial health of U.S. consumers and we are committed to promoting high-quality financial products. We believe that financial services can be a force for good in people’s lives and that meeting consumers’ needs responsibly is ultimately good for both the consumer and the provider.
Active military members have more consumer debt and lower self-reported credit scores than civilians, but secured credit cards can limit service members’ financial vulnerabilities.
Americans in rural communities are losing access to locally available, affordable financial services and products.
A long history of discrimination and wealth-stripping has caused African Americans, Hispanics, and other people of color to have lower credit scores, less wealth, and less trust in the U.S. financial system than whites.
Secured credit cards can be an effective way to build U.S. credit history and thereby access affordable credit products and fully benefit from inclusion in the U.S. financial system.
The Financial Health Network submitted this letter in response to the CFPB’s request for information on consumer credit card markets on March 10, 2017. Like the CFPB, the Financial Health Network recognizes the important role that access to high-quality financial products plays in helping consumers improve and maintain their financial health. We believe that finance can be a force for good in people’s lives and that meeting consumers’ needs responsibly is ultimately good for both the consumer and the provider.
This paper addresses how employers can develop robust employee financial health strategies. By supporting the financial well-being of their workers, employers have the ability to promote staff engagement, improve productivity, and strengthen their brand reputation.