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.
- Building Financial Resilience for Covid-19 and its Aftermath Workshop in partnership with OC United Way, Wells Fargo & the SF Federal Reserve.
- "Mapping the Intermediate: Lived Technologies of Money and Value", special themed JCE issue by Mrinalini Tankha and Ursula Dalinghaus.
- MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj & Ivan Small. Introduction online.
New research unveils missed opportunities for credit union lenders
September 8, 2021
Melissa Wrapp, anthropology, Credit Union Times, Sept. 8, 2021
Breaking down credit card trends and misconceptions
August 11, 2021
Bill Maurer, anthropology and law, gives perspective via The Ascent Money