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In partnership with BECU, the largest credit union in Washington state, this study examines the impact of a new mobile app savings feature, Quick Save, which allows members to spontaneously transfer small amounts to their savings accounts with the swipe of a button.
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. In celebration of women’s achievements and to take strides toward equity, we are devoting this Short-Term Savings Small Group meeting to exploring gender gaps in financial health, with a focus on promoting emergency savings.
The importance of emergency savings is well-documented. According to research published in January 2020 by Bankrate, four out of 10 Americans would need to borrow money to cover a $1,000 emergency expense. Or, to put it another way, many low-income American families lack the savings to cover one month’s worth of living expenses. Read the […]
How can competitions influence more people to build their savings? SaverLife, a nonprofit focused on helping working families to save and invest in their futures, partnered with the Financial Health Leaders Lab to test several approaches.
Chicago, IL, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Financial Health Network, the nation’s authority on financial health, in partnership with the GenForward Survey research program from the University of Chicago, today released a new report called “Race, Ethnicity, and The Financial Lives of Young Adults: Exploring Disparities in Financial Health Outcomes.” The report finds […]
How to Make Savings More Inclusive: A Look at Closing the Savings Gap | Savings Interest Group Small Group
For consumers living paycheck to paycheck, saving money is not an option. Learn how to help foster savings by lowering fees and reducing friction in your customers' user experience. Accuracy and transparency are essential to build customer trust and help them budget to manage cash flow. Adding or removing friction in UX can help determine how well people build savings or access their money.
For older adults living on fixed incomes, constant budgeting often isn’t enough to afford basic essentials – forcing them to make tradeoffs that are even more acute in the wake of COVID-19.
Even before COVID-19, millions of Americans were struggling financially, with more than half the population classified as Financially Coping. As job losses mount, savings are spent down, household debt grows, and investments shrink during the pandemic, Americans need financial support more than ever. This new research sheds light on how providers can support the saving and investing behaviors of Financially Coping consumers, ultimately improving both their immediate and long-term financial health.
Some of the most popular financial health tools introduced by fintechs actually replicate and automate habits and “life hacks” that many households used successfully before the era of electronic banking and payments. These digital “retronovations” bode well for banks and credit unions seeking to offer services that help their customers while also bringing subscription revenues that lessen institutions’ dependence on penalty fees.
These case studies highlight our measurement of transactional indicators with three credit unions, enabling them to drive positive impact for their members and their businesses.
The Financial Health Network worked with Community First Credit Union to analyze its Save My Change Program, a round-up savings tool, revealing the benefit to member financial health.