Research shows that low-and moderate-income families can save, manage debt, and move up the economic ladder when given access to information and fair and affordable products and services. The center conducts research to identify which products, services, and conditions promote and inhibit wealth creation and economic mobility. We analyze innovative financial products and services, assess the impact of predatory and abusive financial services, and identify programs and policies that produce sustainable, scalable impacts on economic stability and mobility.
We have been researching and publishing on topics related to financial inclusion for over twenty years. Areas of research in this field include debt & credit; savings & asset-building; consumer protections; financial capability; and the financial services industry.