Finance

Crypto’s Success Proves It Doesn’t Need Consumer Trust
Morning Consult financial services analyst Charlotte Principato explains the seemingly contradictory trends of dipping trust in cryptocurrency and consumers’ steady purchase intentions
As Bitcoin’s Price Falls, Retail Investors Stay the Course
Morning Consult’s financial services analyst Charlotte Principato examines the bitcoin purchase intentions of current owners and consumers more broadly

Financial Policy

Voters Show Little Consensus on Income Thresholds for Student Loan Forgiveness Eligibility in Potential Biden Administration Plan

29% of voters feel that the potential income threshold for $10,000 in student loan debt forgiveness is just right, while 35% say such relief should not be provided at any level

Amid Partisan Finger-Pointing on Inflation, Voters Say a Few Different Entities Have a Lot of Power Over Rising Prices

Comparable shares of voters say the president, Fed, Congress and large corporations have “a lot” of power to manage rising consumer prices

Congressional Republicans Now Lead Generic Ballot Among Child Tax Credit Recipients

46% of voters who received the expired pandemic-era benefit say they’ll back a Republican in the midterms

Congressional GOP Has Biggest Trust Advantage on Inflation

By a 14-point margin, voters trust Republicans in Congress over Democrats to handle the rising cost of goods

Global Markets

Money 20/20 Europe: 5 Things to Keep in Mind About Consumer Finances and Relationships
From customer satisfaction to cryptocurrency usage, financial services analyst Charlotte Principato shares the latest consumer attitudes and habits that are shaping the financial services industry in Europe and beyond
Widespread e-CNY Adoption in China Is Coming, Whether Banks and Businesses Like It or Not
Nearly 1 in 5 Chinese adults have the app. For payment providers hoping to preserve market share, it's time to adapt

Economic Conditions

Buy Now, Pay Later

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Users Significantly More Likely to Overdraft Than Nonusers
Morning Consult logistic regression analysis shows correlation between U.S. BNPL users and those who have overdrafted accounts
How ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Consumers Differ From Credit Card Users
U.S. respondents who have used a BNPL service report more income volatility and poorer financial well-being compared to those in a household with a credit card, writes Morning Consult’s financial analyst Charlotte Principato

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