Financial Health Leaders Lab: Innovation Highlights

Developing and testing innovative solutions is key to advancing financial health. That’s the driving force behind the Financial Health Leaders Lab – a program that supports the groundbreaking work of organizations at the forefront of financial health measurement, like those profiled here.

What Is the Leaders Lab?

Available exclusively to Financial Health Network Members, the Leaders Lab program supports a select group of companies developing innovations to improve financial health for all.

We collaborate with these companies to help them incorporate behavioral science principles into their product design, develop a testing plan, launch an innovation, and measure its financial health impact over time. We publish the findings to build a foundation of evidence about effective financial health solutions. Our partners’ breakthrough efforts are bolstered by support from our experts in behavioral economics and measurement, along with unique promotional opportunities from the Financial Health Network.

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Featured Research

To address consumer challenges in managing debt, Commonwealth Bank of Australia partnered with the Leaders Lab to examine the impact of precommitment messaging and reminders on debt repayment during tax refund season.


SaverLife, a nonprofit focused on helping working families to save and invest in their futures, partnered with the Leaders Lab to test how competitions and motivating text messages can influence people to build savings.


Even Responsible Finance, a financial wellness platform for employees, worked with the Leaders Lab to test whether active choice messaging added to the app’s onboarding process would spur more users to enroll in automatic savings.


BECU, the largest credit union in Washington State, partnered with the Leaders Lab to study the impact of it’s new mobile app savings feature called Quick Save which allows members to make spontaneous transfers of small amounts to their savings accounts.


Our Supporters

The Leaders Lab program is made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation, a founding sponsor of our financial health work.

The Leaders Lab program is open to our Members. If you’re already a Member, reach out to your relationship manager to learn more about applying to the Leaders Lab.

Know someone who might be interested in the program? Encourage them to take the first step by becoming a Financial Health Network Member.

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