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In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 5/29/2013
Research concerning the financial well-being of Chinese American households is extremely limited. This article examines factors that affect the probability that Chinese American households will hold debt. Analysis of data from a survey of Chinese Americans in five Midwestern states in the U.S. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/4/2013
Analysis of survey data collected from 6,520 students at a large Midwestern University affirmed that financial knowledge is a significant factor in the credit card decisions of college students but not entirely in expected ways. Results of a double hurdle analysis indicated that students with More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: Financial literacy, Credit cards
Date: 3/4/2013
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) two-year Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program concluded in the fourth quarter of 2009. The pilot was a case study designed to illustrate how banks can profitably offer affordable small-dollar loans as an alternative to high-cost credit products such as More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 3/4/2013
This article summarizes the key findings and recommendations drawn from the first FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. It is intended to inform bankers, policymakers, and researchers of the results of the survey and to outline steps to improve access to the financial More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 7/14/2009
This article provides an overview of Alternative Financial Services (AFS) and a description of the key products and services in this sector. It is intended as a primer for banks and others who are interested in understanding the competitive landscape in the financial services industry and More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/27/2009
In 2006, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) initiated a two-part study to gather empirical data on the types, characteristics, and use of overdraft programs operated by FDIC-supervised banks. The study was undertaken in response to the recent rapid growth in the use of automated More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Overdraft programs
Date: 11/1/2008
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of Agriculture convened the National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy and Education on October 6-7, 2008 in Washington, DC. Twenty-nine experts from the fields of behavioral and consumer economics, financial risk assessment and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 10/1/2008
This report presents the results of a nationwide survey of rent-to-own customers. The survey found that most rent-to-own merchandise is ultimately purchased by the customer, most customers are satisfied with their rent-to-own transactions, and most customers are treated well if they are late making More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Rent-to-own merchandise
Date: 4/1/2000
This report summarizes the proceedings of a Forum on "Financial Access in the 21st Century", sponsored by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on February 11, 1997. Participants at the forum discussed the unserved/underserved population, barriers to service and ways in which technology More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 2/11/1997