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The Financial Solutions Lab is a catalyst for fintech innovations that improve financial health.

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2021 Exchange Challenge

2021 Exchange Challenge

The Exchange’s 2021 grant program will award up to five $50,000 grants to nonprofit-fintech partnerships addressing the finhealth needs of those navigating the U.S. justice system.
Can employer-channel fintechs improve worker and workplace outcomes?

Can employer-channel fintechs improve worker and workplace outcomes?

The Financial Solutions Lab and the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis examine the usage and impact of five employee-focused financial products.
Opportunities for FinHealth Innovation and Impact in Criminal Justice

Opportunities for FinHealth Innovation and Impact in Criminal Justice

Interactions with the criminal justice system often lead to short-term financial crises and long-term financial instability for individuals and their families.

Our Mission

The Financial Solutions Lab cultivates, supports, and scales innovative ideas that advance the financial health of low- to moderate-income (LMI) and historically underserved communities.


Financial Solutions Lab Accelerator

The Accelerator has enabled fintech innovation for more than five years, becoming one of the top fintech accelerators in the country – and one of the few focused on financial health.

Financial Solutions Lab Exchange

The Exchange allows nonprofits and fintech providers to collaborate and swap insights on building high-impact partnerships.

Financial Solutions Lab Collaborative

The Collaborative engages multiple stakeholders to explore potential solutions for unmet financial health needs, particularly for low- to moderate-income individuals and underserved communities.

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About Us

Learn about the Financial Solutions Lab

Explore the Financial Solutions Lab’s history, team, advisors, partners, and more.

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“The Financial Solutions Lab has done so much good for Finli. They’ve been a great sounding board for investments, made invaluable introductions to impact investors, and are dedicated to helping us grow in order to get the capital we need.”

Lori Shao, Founder and CEO, Finli

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“The Financial Solutions Lab has offered us great opportunities to work with other companies, understand societal financial issues from varying perspectives, and work toward new solutions for our current and future customers.”

Angela Ceresnie, CEO, Climb Credit

Testimonials

“The beauty of the Financial Solutions Lab is that we are able to get insights from the greatest consumer lab out there and connect with a much broader array of service providers.”

Jerry Nemorin, Co-founder and CEO, LendStreet

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“The Financial Solutions Lab was instrumental in helping us grow our business and providing the expert insights we needed to expand our solution to more underserved consumers.”

Jimmy Chen, Founder And CEO, Propel

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“The Financial Solutions Lab gave us an unparalleled opportunity to take part in conversations with banking, governmental, and regulatory leaders that will directly impact the future of fintech.”

Ethan Bloch, Founder and CEO, Digit

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“I think where the Financial Solutions Lab really stands out is that it goes beyond other accelerator programs to provide very specific and difficult-to-find expertise around financial regulation.”

Alex Marlantes, Co-founder and CEO, Everlance

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