Financial Services

A look at how Americans are saving, spending, and investing in today’s economy.

With pandemic-driven economic disruptions, soaring inflation, and a growing interest in cryptocurrencies, America’s economic landscape is in flux.

Discover how consumers feel about the current state of the US economy, and how this sentiment influences financial decisions. Using data, we dig into the current financial trends, and explain what they could signal for the future of the American consumer.


Current Trends in Financial Services

How we spend, save, and invest reflects our personal goals and values. Beyond each individual’s financial priorities, technological advancements and larger cultural changes influence saving and spending tendencies. While consumers aim for financial stability, the way they pursue this objective continues to evolve.

Here, we provide a data-driven snapshot into the world of financial services to help brands and companies prepare for future consumer expectations. We measure consumer sentiment towards key trends including the rise in personal finance apps and digital wallets.

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Most Americans believe it will take over two decades to pay off their student loans

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US Businesses Are Way More Optimistic Than Consumers, Poll Finds

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Examining evolving sentiment on dual career households in the United States

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Americans’ trust in bitcoin grows after the SEC approves spot bitcoin ETFs

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