Pew studies financial products to understand how they can be made safer and more transparent. Pew’s research informs policy solutions to create more effective consumer protections.
The consumer banking initiative studies the accounts that Americans rely on every day to manage their finances, including checking accounts, prepaid cards, and mobile payments.
The small-dollar loans project focuses on small-dollar credit products such as payday and automobile title loans, as well as emerging alternatives.
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Did you know that banks in the U.S. can use clauses buried in fine print to prevent you from bringing disputes over unfair fees to court? But together we can change it, with the help of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read More
Mobile payments technology allows customers to make online and point-of-sale purchases, pay bills, and send or receive money from their smartphones via Web browsers, apps, or text messages, and it has the potential to increase financial inclusion for consumers without bank accounts—the unbanked. Read More
Mobile payments enable consumers to conduct financial transactions using web browsers, apps, or text messages on their smartphones or other mobile devices. These products and services have the potential to provide consumers with greater convenience and lower costs when managing their money and to increase financial inclusion for consumers without bank accounts. Read More