Jo Ann Barefoot explores how to create fair and inclusive consumer financial services through innovative ideas for industry and regulators
We can do better.
Good financial services are a root system on which people can build thriving lives. Too often, however, the system fails.
Why? After all, America has competitive financial markets, and we’ve also spent 40 years enacting ever-expanding consumer financial protection laws. And yet, products are still complicated, disclosures are confusing, and millions of people can’t find or afford what they need. Worse, millions have been severely harmed by their financial obligations.
I’ve worked with these issues since the early days of the consumer movement, as a regulator, Senate staffer, industry consultant, and volunteer. I think we’ve been doing it wrong.
Fortunately, we have a historic chance to do vastly better, mainly because technology innovation is suddenly transforming everything for consumers, providers, and regulators alike.
This website is a place to seed and cultivate ideas on how to foster more fair and inclusive consumer services.
If you enjoy our work to bring together thought provoking ideas and people please consider a contribution to support the site.
Regulation Innovation Video Series
Please click HERE to check out my latest project - a series of video briefings where I will share my advice on major trends affecting consumer financial services.
The series is designed for a wide audience and will offer cutting edge ideas on technology disruption, regulatory shifts, and fresh thoughts on how to handle regulation and compliance in an exponentially changing world.
It will be affordable, and the first few are free.
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