Welcome to the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). Established in 2008, the Institute is housed in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. It is a leading research center on the consumer side of financial technology--everything from mobile money to AI-driven alternative credit scoring. We focus on the everyday use and implications of these new technologies: how people engage, refuse, modify, hack, and share them, and how they in turn influence people's understandings of money, value, justice, even faith. Read on here.
- "Mapping the Intermediate: Lived Technologies of Money and Value", special themed JCE issue by guest editors Mrinalini Tankha and Ursula Dalinghaus
- 2020 CONSUMER FINANCE RESEARCH METHODS TOOLKIT by Erin B. Taylor and Gawain Lynch.
- MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small. Introduction online.
The 2022 bloodbath across markets has taken its toll on financial influencers - and the void left as they pull back is being filled by loads of spam
October 2, 2022
Bill Maurer, anthropology, Markets Insider, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Oct. 2, 2022
Telling financial stories through photovoice
July 13, 2022
UCI-led Community Credit project uses photos, first-person community perspectives to inform financial industry practices that create inclusion, increase trust, and fight financial disinformation