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Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology

Connecting credit unions with the most impactful technology and consumer trends.

Have an interest in learning how fintech is changing the world of finance?

This documentary provides insights into the challenge that credit unions face with the growing fintech industry.

Financial technology is at the forefront of credit union strategy.

Filene and Dr. Richard Swart will explore industry trends and reasons for consumer adoption. We will lead conversations on what types of technology credit unions should consider partnering with, competing against, or investing in. This Research Center will prepare you for future tech trends and potential technology dislocations. 

Emerging Technology Colloquium

Filene Fellow

Emerging Technology

Richard Swart

Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Irvine

Dr. Richard Swart is recognized as a global thought leader in the FinTech industry. Richard leverages over 20 years’ experience of proven leadership, academic rigor and an extensive global network to help educate and mentor firms, policy makers and businesses. He is a highly trusted expert resource for governments, academics and crowdfunding platforms.

Center Host

Schools First Federal Credit Union

Research Council

Bill Carhart, Oswego County Federal CU
Bill Cheney, BECU
April Clobes, Michigan State University Federal CU
Elizabeth Hayes, Infinity Federal CU
John Janclaes, Partners Federal CU
Doug Marshall, BECU
Angela McCathran, People’s Trust Federal CU
Samantha Paxson, CO-OP Financial Services
Chuck Purvis, Coastal Federal CU
David Snodgrass, Lake Trust CU

Additional Information

The Center for Emerging Technology is just one of five Centers of Excellence Filene Research Institute has launched. Designed to meet the changing needs of credit unions and their members, Filene’s Research Centers explore topics critical to the future of consumer finance.



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Fintech: Finding the Right Problem to Solve

In-Car Payments Hit the Fast Lane

CO-OP Sponsors Center for Emerging Technology 

Richard Swart announced as Filene Fellow