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The FinReg Pod

Jan 3, 2021

Terri Friedline is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and author of the recently released book: Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System. The book examines how the existing financial system discriminates against the poor and people of color, and makes the case for a new, revolutionized financial system that centers the needs, experiences, and perspectives of those it has historically excluded, marginalized, and exploited. In this episode, Terri discusses how social workers can play a role in changing the financial system, the problems with traditional credit scores, how fintech, despite its claims, doesn’t automatically improve financial inclusion, and so much more.