This year, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) named Neighborhood Trust as a 2017 Financial Health Leader at the EMERGE conference in June. This award recognized our work with FlexWage focusing on the spending and planning components of financial health by coupling access to accrued wages with guidance on customers’ spending, bill pay, and cash flows using our WageGoal cash management tool.

Neighborhood Trust is proud to be a part of the CFSI Financial Health Network, made up of financial services, financial technology and other providers who are committed to improving financial health for all Americans. CFSI Network organizations work to support and accelerate consumer-focused innovation, providing valuable opportunities for us to share data and ideas, showcase best practices, and make valuable connections.

CFSI’s consumer insights and guidance are well-recognized and widely disseminated to an audience of more than 20,000. Their research has provided important theoretical background for how Neighborhood Trust understands the needs of low income Americans, and how we build our strategies and tools to meet those needs. Neighborhood Trust and our CEO Justine Zinkin are frequent contributors to the work of CFSI. In addition, this work regularly receives coverage by industry and mainstream media, and is frequently cited by policy-makers and in internal industry communications. To learn more about CFSI, visit

“We are excited to welcome Neighborhood Trust into our network,” said Karen Andres, Vice President, CFSI. “Improving consumer financial health requires collaboration from across the financial services industry, and we believe Neighborhood Trust’s expertise will be an important part of this effort.”