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The Financial Inclusion Challenge

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Behavioral economists and financial services firms may be interested in The Financial Inclusion Challenge new competition.

Financial security is beyond the reach of millions of Americans. Nearly one-fourth of adults can’t pay their monthly bills, and roughly the same number have little or no access to a bank. Many have no retirement savings or aren’t sure how to manage them. Financial insecurity damps growth and prosperity in the consumer-driven U.S. economy.

The Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, is seeking entries from for-profit and nonprofit enterprises whose products or services help to improve financial resilience, via innovative, scalable, sustainable and socially positive solutions.

Enter the competition

Deadline: Noon ET, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Three finalists, selected by a panel of independent judges, will be announced March 19. The winner will be selected at a Wall Street Journal event the week of May 7.

The Financial Inclusion Challenge is part of a Wall Street Journal initiative to highlight Americans’ struggles in managing personal finances. A series of video reports and finalist profiles will be published on WSJ.com between January and May. The finalists will be invited to join the audience at D.LIVE, the Journal’s technology conference, Nov. 12-14, in Laguna Beach, Calif.

See the full competition rules

Send questions to financialinclusion@wsj.com


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