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UCI co-launches research hub on impact of new technologies on credit unions

Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion partners with think tank

The Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine and the Filene Research Institute – a credit union and consumer finance think tank in Wisconsin – have launched a research hub at UCI dedicated to the study of how emerging technologies affect credit union business practices and clients.

"We are delighted to partner with Filene to explore how credit unions can leverage trends in mobile banking and other technological interventions," said IMTFI director Bill Maurer, dean of UCI's School of Social Sciences. "The IMTFI has established itself as the premier research center on the impact of financial technology – fintech – on people's personal and commercial banking practices, and we look forward to helping credit unions continue to create opportunities that meet the demands of changing consumer behavior."

The Filene Center of Excellence for Emerging Technology – part of the School of Social Sciences, as is the IMTFI – is led by visiting Filene research fellow Richard Swart, co-author of Crowdfunding: The Corporate Era. He has been a research scholar in the Institute for Business & Social Innovation at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business; is an adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and works with several other prominent foundations, think tanks, funds and corporations.

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