About the Financial Resilience Index
The Index measures and tracks households’ financial resilience in Canada. Household financial resilience is defined as a household’s ability to get through financial hardship, stressors and shocks as a result of unplanned life events.
Launched in May 2020 with a pre-pandemic baseline of February 2020, the Index has been peer-reviewed by Statistics Canada and is the first Index of its kind in the world.
The Index builds on over six years’ of longitudinal national Financial Well-Being studies data. It measures household financial resilience for bank customers and customers of any organization.
The Index measures and tracks households’ financial resilience (and financial vulnerability) at the national, provincial, segment and individual household levels*.
*The Index is a proprietary Index model and trademarked the Seymour Financial Resilience Index™.
Find out more about the Index indicators and scoring model.
The Index measures’ households’ financial resilience, and the mean financial resilience score for Canada, with the Canada mean financial resilience at the national level 55.67 based on the June 2021 Seymour Financial Resilience Index™. This means that at the national level, Canadians are “Approaching Resilience”.
Financial resilience measurement, analytics and tracking is available at a provincial level for comparative purposes. Provincial comparisons allow for national organizations to see provincial disparities within their markets and client bases.
Financial resilience and financial stress, health and well-being measurement, analytics and tracking is available for many consumer segments and sub-segments. These include for example: Millennial renters; Indigenous Canadians; tier-one bank customer mortgage holders with good or fair self-reported credit scores and others. This allows organizations to understand the financial resilience of their target customers and prospects with multiple applications.
Financial resilience measurement and analytics is available for tier one Canadian banks and other organizations, enabling long-term impact measurement and customized financial resilience (and vulnerability) scoring at the organizational, portfolio or segment level for their organization. Customized studies and boost samples enable all types of organizations to measure their customers, employees or communities’ financial resilience and track this over time.
Financial resilience scoring and analytics is available for individual households, existing or prospective customers. Contextualized scores and analytics provided against the Index and longitudinal benchmark data with customized solutions and applications for organizations based on their needs. Contact us for more information if this is of interest for your organization.