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About Filene

Changing lives through innovation, truth and cooperation.

Think forward. Change lives.

Filene works to strengthen organizations through cutting-edge research, incubation opportunities to test and scale solutions, advisory services to help organizations implement innovation, and host communities and events to connect a community of leaders to improve financial well-being.

Who We Are

Filene Research Institute strengthens organizations through innovative research and incubation, on a mission to improve consumer financial well-being. With cutting-edge insights, innovative solution testing, advisory and custom support, and connections formed through events and communities, Filene helps credit unions think forward and change lives.

Increase Learning & Transform Your Organization

Cutting-Edge Research

Filene’s research is designed to address credit unions’ top challenges. Each Center is led by a Fellow from a renowned university, who has been selected based on their expertise in their respective field of study. Research outputs are designed to drive action and impact.

Accelerate Innovation & Reduce Risk

Proven Incubators

Filene's Incubator reduces the front end risk of testing new products and ideas. Filene’s community of testers experiment with cutting-edge, market-ready concepts in real credit-union environments.

Drive Lasting & Impactful Change

Advisory Services

Advisory services are ways for credit unions to get Filene support and insights to support end-to-end innovation. Advisory services includes access to: Filene speakers, Custom Research, Strategic programming, and Innovation and Member Experience workshops.

Connect Innovative & Emerging Leaders

Communities & Events

Filene communities provide members with engaging leadership development opportunities for their emerging and established talent. Filene events bring together the best and brightest minds from within credit unions and across other industries for face-to-face events, podcasts and webinars.