Breaking Banks: Rachel Schneider

Rachel Schneider

Senior VP, Center for Financial Services Innovation

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Rachel Schneider is senior vice president at the Center for Financial Services Innovation, an organization dedicated to improving the financial health of Americans. Rachel is a sought-after expert who speaks and publishes broadly about issues in consumer finance, offering frank, insightful assessments of the financial challenges facing the majority of Americans. Her research has been featured in the nation’s top publications, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and many others, and she speaks frequently at a broad spectrum of events, from Money2020 to Federal Reserve Board, FDIC and CFPB conferences to CFED’s Assets Learning Conference.

Her new book, co-authored by Jonathan Murdoch, is The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Financial Uncertainty

Though she began her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co., Rachel credits her commitment to the potential for innovative finance to solve major social problems to her days as a VISTA Volunteer (now AmeriCorps). She holds a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from UC Berkeley

EPISODE # 186

Mar 24, 2017

The Financial Diaries and Fintech

Do you have $400 in case of emergency?  When the Fed announced a study revealing that most American's don't have $400 in case of emergency, it changed the way that… LEARN MORE

EPISODE # 135

Mar 11, 2016

FinTech & Banks creating "Nimbility" and Wellness

Beyond financial inclusion, a major concern for many customers is whether they can weather financial emergencies. LEARN MORE

EPISODE # 13

Aug 15, 2013

The Underbanked don't need Banks

Do the underbanked really need bank accounts anymore? With the introduction of mobile financial options, more and more people are opting out of traditional bank accounts and turning to the… LEARN MORE

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