To design solutions we first need to know why and how people make financial decisions

Through valuable research we get a better understanding of people’s needs and struggles related to their financial lives. How do people cope with problematic debt? And why do people find it hard to save money for a rainy day? The TFI Research Hub generates such insights from newly commissioned research and builds on existing knowledge to help individuals and households improve their financial decision making and wellbeing.

The TFI research community consists of over 700 experts from various fields and from numerous institutions and organisations worldwide. Since the start of the TFI in 2016, the TFI Research Hub has initiated around 45 short-term (lasting up to six months) and long-term research projects (lasting up to two years). Addressing a wide variety of challenges, these projects aim to uncover actionable insights to drive innovation and to improve people’s financial lives.

Besides the two research streams, the TFI attempts to localise her research efforts and uncover insights in collaboration with local organisations and institutions to make a direct impact.

The TFI Research Hub ensures that the knowledge from academic research is accessible and easy to understand. It does so by communicating research insights in multiple ways, including:

  • Blog stories in which behavioural insights from commissioned and existing research are highlighted;
  • Reports and summaries in which the research methods and findings of the TFI research projects are presented;
  • Events (e.g., workshops and symposia) at which insights and practical solutions are shared with diverse audiences.