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Everything we do starts with research. At Filene Research Institute, we’re driven to learn what makes credit unions tick. And what could make them tick even better. We spend our days—and sometimes our nights—connecting with leaders from credit unions, academia, public policy, business, and technology to deliver the world’s best thinking and tools to stay competitive for credit unions and cooperative finance.

Latest Publications

Knowledge Sharing: Findings from Two Pilots

Good communication is hard to find. And communicating effectively within an organization is neccesary for success, but especially when organizations take on big challenges. Huggy Rao and two doctoral students from Stanford Graduate School of Business created a knowledge sharing platform specifically designed for credit unions. This report shares what...

fundaMENTAL: The Mind-Money Connection

Understanding why consumers make certain decisions is key to supporting and attracting credit union members. To this end, Filene hosted a colloquium titled: fundaMENTAL: The Mind-Money Connection, and we invited experts to share their thoughts about how people relate to finances and debt, and how they go about making rational...

Weighing the Risks of a Fintech Partnership

As credit unions continue to upgrade and adopt new fintech options to stay competitive, during the process of partnering with vendors and fintech firms, occassionally credit unions experience frustrations or problems with their fintech partnership that might have been avoidable. From Filene's Center for Emerging Technology comes this new report...

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Research Council

The Filene Research Council is a distinguished group of credit union executives who individually and collectively play integral roles in the continued advancement of the credit union movement.

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