Pew studies financial products to understand how they can be made safer and more transparent and to inform the creation of effective consumer protections.

The consumer finance team studies small-dollar credit products, such as payday and installment loans and emerging alternatives, as well as the products that Americans rely on every day to manage their finances, including checking accounts, prepaid cards, and mobile payments. The team also offers technical assistance to policymakers working to ensure a safe, affordable consumer financial marketplace.