The Fellows have been selected on the basis of their potential to positively disrupt the financial system and challenge the rules of the game in financial health. Their projects include:
- flexible financing for individuals and employers, focused on supporting new parents
- an app that uses social gamification to encourage saving
- a platform that enables tenants to secure affordable rent, save towards mortgage deposits and pool savings
- a community bank for underserved individuals and businesses in London.
The Fellowship programme, delivered over six months in 2017, will boost participants’ strategic know-how, transform their leadership skills and prepare Fellows to scale their businesses. The programme brings together the Lab’s expertise in incubating disruptive financial innovation and Toynbee Hall’s understanding of financial health, with sessions taught by leaders from across the alternative finance sector.