Consumer finance think tank Filene released eight new concepts and called for credit unions to help them further test the programs in the marketplace.
Filene Research Institute will soon begin recruiting the next class of innovators for its i3 program. It’s a unique chance for the next generation of credit union leaders to “change the world of consumer finance.”
Two credit union thought leaders with Northwest ties are among the 15 executives selected for membership in the Filene Research Institute’s i3 program. Matt Vance of Salal and Brett Wooden, formerly of Unitus and now with a Texas credit union, will make a two year commitment to help develop new ideas and innovations for credit unions.
Industrial Credit Union in Bellingham, Wash., is one of five credit unions piloting a program in conjunction with the Filene Research Institute to study auto loans held by members with low credit scores.