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Statistical supplement to the Current Population Survey that provides estimates and insights into the unbanked and underbanked populations of the United States. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Survey Data Report Website
Tags: Bank account ownership, checking account ownership, savings account ownership, automated deposits, consumer credit, alternative financial services, prepaid debit cards, mobile banking, banking methods, money orders, check cashing, remittances, rent-to-own transactions, payday loans, pawn shops, auto title loans, refund anticipation loans.
Date: 10/29/2014
Drawing on a comprehensive review of academic journal articles, the report reviews patterns of investor behavior that may be suboptimal and factors that may lead to such patterns. role of behavioral finance from the perspective of prospect theory, overconfidence and human sentiment, as well as More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Behavioral Economics
Date: 8/1/2010
This report presents insights that can be helpful to researchers, practitioners, and funders undertaking or contemplating rigorous research into the effectiveness of different financial capability approaches. It summarizes the successful strategies and pitfalls of conducting rigorous evaluation of More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Program evaluation, Randomized control trial, Financial capability
Date: 1/24/2014
In theory, financial professionals are relatively distinct: A broker conducts transactions in securities on behalf of others; a dealer buys and sells securities for his or her own accounts; and an investment adviser provides advice to others regarding securities. Broker-dealers and investment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Regulation
Date: 3/4/2013
During 2011 and part of 2012, the FDIC conducted a second nationwide survey of FDIC-insured depository institutions to assess their efforts to serve unbanked and underbanked individuals and families. This survey focuses on banks' basic transaction and savings account programs, auxiliary product and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Survey Data Report
Date: 12/31/2012
To understand the wide range of information sources consumers could be exposed to in making financial decisions, we commissioned a study of the size and scope of the financial information field. The results give an overall indication of the relative amounts spent in the U.S. on financial education More information...
Audience: Researcher Teacher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial Education Field, Financial Industry Marketing
Date: 11/18/2013
This report was prepared to provide background on the “Bank On” model, a new approach for expanding access to safe, affordable financial services for unbanked households. The purpose of this report is to describe the landscape of Bank On programs, their origins, and their context within a broader More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Report
Tags: Low-cost accounts
Date: 3/7/2013
The Community Financial Access Pilot (CFAP) began in 2008 and was implemented through December 2009 by the U.S. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education, Community Financial Access Pilot, CFAP
Date: 3/7/2013
This article summarizes results from the FDIC's Model Safe Accounts pilot, which was launched to determine the feasibility of banks offering affordable transaction and savings accounts to bring more individuals into the financial mainstream. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Report
Date: 4/1/2012
We examine the cost and operational methods of three homeownership programs offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center (Center) and its partner agencies: Home Stretch homeownership classes, pre-purchase home buyer counseling, and foreclosure counseling. We describe the general cost structure of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 6/1/2010