The deadline for submitting submissions (on paper) for presentation at the Eighth Annual Consumer Research Symposium, hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) in the fall, is June 4.
The annual event, set for Oct. 12 at the agency’s facility in Arlington, Va., is aimed at enabling discussion of recent research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences and experiences in markets for financial services and products.
According to FDIC, the program also looks at the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions. The symposium draws attendees from academia, government agencies, nonprofit agencies and industry, the agency said.
Suggestions from FDIC for topics include:
- Access to and use of mainstream financial products and services
- Use of alternative (nonbank) financial products and services
- Emerging financial products and services
- Financial literacy and capability
- Consumption, savings, credit, and retirement decisions
- Housing and mortgage market issues, including tenure choice, housing finance reform, and factors that influence mortgage originations or loan performance
- Impact of recent regulatory changes on consumers or financial product markets
- Community development or small business lending
The event is sponsored by the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection.