Celebrating and Elevating Five Black Voices in Fintech

Over the past few years, fintech (financial technology software, mobile applications, and other technologies created to improve and automate traditional forms of finance) has rapidly become an undeniable part of our daily lives. Fintech is all around, from paperless payment apps like Venmo to mobile banking apps, transit passes, and ticket purchases for Broadway shows. […]

Building Wealth: Juneteenth’s Impact on Financial Freedom

As we commemorate Juneteenth, a significant moment in American history, it’s essential that we celebrate the resilience of our ancestors while also empowering the next generation to thrive while building equity, justice, and economic power. Progress has been made since the  abolition of slavery but we still find ourselves in an  ongoing struggle for financial […]

Building a Better World: Equity and Access in Business and Tech

On February 17, 2023, in honor of Black History Month, over 100 University of Michigan students gathered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business for Closing the Gap Initiative. The day kicked off with opening remarks from Dean Sharon Matusik and continued with discussions around access and equity in business […]

How This College Event Helped Students Define Fintech and Gain Skills

In Spring of 2022, Fintech in Action hosted the Defining Fintech Initiative (DFI), an intercollegiate cooperative in partnership with Howard University and the University of Michigan. The five-week educational program set out to:  Out of the 100+ applicants, 39 exceptional students went on to develop a solution to the prompt, “How might we use finance […]

Money Made Fun: Explore Fintech & Learn Financial Literacy With This Exciting App

Introducing “Explore Fintech,” our first collaboration module with Zogo.  Financial literacy is a critical tool for building a secure and successful adult life — but we know it’s not often taught in our schools. In fact, 80% of adults wish they were required to take a financial education course in school. Through the Fintech in […]