Technology and Consumer Finance

Special Issue: 
Technology and Consumer Finance

Guest Editor: Christine W. Lai

Submission Date: Contributors should submit their manuscripts during July 31~Dec. 1, 2018.


Synopsis and Subject Coverage

In recent years, technology advancement, especially the rapid advance of information and communications technology, has significantly changed market conditions, introduced new challenges to regulations, and resulted in shifts in consumer demands and behaviors. In particular, digital innovation is not only applied on payment applications, lending, and money transfers, the industry’s reach has extended into a wide swath of financial services, including retail, wealth management, small- and midsize enterprises (SMEs), corporate and investment banking, and insurance (McKinsey & Company, Fintech, 2017). Numerous financial innovations are appeared based on the advance of information technology that makes household financial decision making more challenging. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important for households to understand industry trends and secure their financial well-being in the age of information technology. We would like to invite researchers to submit original research papers in the related context to this special issue. We are looking for a wide range of contributions, including new theoretical insights, new methods of data collection and analysis, and insightful policy implications. Prospective topics in this special issue should be related to technology and consumer finance. The following are suggested, but NOT limited, topics:

  • Online/mobile banking
  • Online/mobile shopping
  • Online/mobile money management
  • Online/mobile saving
  • Online/mobile investing
  • Online/mobile borrowing
  • P2P borrowing
  • Online/mobile insuring
  • Online/mobile financial education
  • Financial social media
  • Online/mobile financial advising
  • Online/mobile consumer protection


Submission Procedure

Contributors should submit their manuscripts during July 31~Dec. 1, 2018. Final decisions on all submissions will be made by June 1, 2019. Neither submission fee nor publication fee for this special issue is required. Manuscripts should be submitted online via link:

All papers must adhere to the “Guidelines for Authors” (available online at of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning to prepare the manuscripts and submit the manuscript online using Be sure to select the “Special Issue: Technology and Consumer Finance” article type from the drop-down menu when submitting. The submission guidelines and other journal information can be found at: For further questions or inquiries about the special issue, please contact the guest editor at

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