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April 16, 2009 - April 17, 2009
Innovative Financial Services for the Underserved: Opportunities and Outcomes
About This Event
The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System hosted the sixth biennial Community Affairs Research Conference on April 16-17, 2009 in Washington, DC. The conference theme, Innovative Financial Services for the Underserved: Opportunities and Outcomes, was designed to encourage objective research into financial services issues affecting low- and moderate-income individuals, families, and communities.
The conference explored the role, processes and outcomes of innovation in financial services for low- and moderate-income consumers and underserved populations. Leading researchers presented original and objective research to inform innovative market and product development through a framework that moved from:
- individual consumer preferences and behaviors with focus on consumer finance products, to
- influences that affect market participation such as financial education and institutional structures, to
- effects of mortgage products on both performance and wealth creation, to
- approaches for shaping market participation.
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