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Everything we do starts with research. Filene Research Institute's Centers of Excellence tackle the big, bold and very real issues to help you think forward and change lives. But research alone cannot drive change. Filene's Incubators will equip credit unions with innovative solutions to help meet their aggressive growth goals and drive double bottom line impact for credit unions and their members.
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NEW: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Filene Research Institute’s Center of Excellence for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will tackle challenges in access to both talent and products/services in the financial services industry.
Filene will conduct research on diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the credit union system to develop benchmarks, identify best practices and provide data and strategies to advance financial inclusion in individual credit unions and financial services overall.
NEW: Consumer Financial Lives in Transition
Filene Research Institute’s Center of Excellence for Consumer Financial Lives in Transition will track the changing financial lives and livelihoods of consumers, new forms of economic struggle and financial fragility, and how these changes impact the North American credit union system.
Filene will conduct research to augment and expand credit union's capacity to adapt to consumers' changing financial lives as they face new forms of economic struggle and financial fragility.
NEW: Innovation & Incubation
Filene Research Institute’s Center of Excellence for Innovation and Incubation will be indexing innovativeness among credit unions and improving the North American credit union system’s capacity and capability in product development and organizational agility.
Filene will conduct research to advance credit unions' knowledge of and practice in solving consumer and business problems in new and novel ways.
NEW: Data Analytics & The Future of Financial Services
Filene Research Institute’s Center of Excellence for Data Analytics and the Future of Financial Services will help the credit union industry understand and advance data governance, management and analytics in the North American credit union system.
Filene will conduct research to advance the practice of data analytics to prepare credit unions for the future financial services landscape.
NEW: Community Social Impact
Filene Research Institute’s Center of Excellence for Community Social Impact will measure the social impact of the North American credit union system and document industry business models that enable community transformation, financial empowerment and economic prosperity.
Filene will conduct research to expand the knowledge and practice of social impact so that credit unions can develop a strategic advantage in the communities they serve and become a catalyst for positive community transformation.
CONTINUING: Emerging Technology
Filene Research Institute’s Center of Excellence for Emerging Technology will explore the future of money and technology by mapping the impacts of new financial technologies on business strategy and operations, politics and regulation, and consumers’ experience and expectations.
Filene will conduct research to map the impacts of emerging technologies in order to prepare credit unions for the shifting competitive landscape of consumer financial services.
Due to the rising demand from the credit union industry, Filene is expanding its Incubator offerings.
Incubator for Growth
Credit unions are examining solutions from fintechs, CUSOs, peer organizations, and countless other sources. 76% of credit unions indicate that fintech partnerships, collaborations, and investments are important to the growth of their organization. Adoption of these solutions can pose both a tremendous opportunity as well as unforeseen risks, as credit unions seek to grow and thrive. Filene’s Growth Incubator offers a compelling solution to reducing the front-end risk of testing and implementing new products and ideas for a competitive advantage of efficiently scaling solutions in the financial services marketplace.
- New Delivery Channels
- New Revenue
Incubator for Financial Well-being
Credit unions exist to increase the financial well-being of their members and communities. Millions of people in the U.S. struggle to pay their bills, save for the future and access affordable financial services. Collectively, credit unions serve 117 million Americans and Filene is prepared to help credit unions approach new challenges by testing ideas that have the power to change lives. Filene’s Financial Well-being Incubator furthers the credit union mission by driving double bottom line impact and ultimately increasing the financial well-being of credit union members.
- Racial Economic Justice