Technology is driving rapid transformation across the financial services industry. The IIF is leading efforts to help the financial services industry and the public sector understand technology-driven trends reshaping the industry. Our Innovations Team works to explore the implications of blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, increased automation, the rise of mobile, marketplace lending, and other technologies for the industry and regulators. We are also helping lead the effort to support “regtech,” the use of new technologies to meet regulatory and compliance challenges more effectively and efficiently. Our technology events bring together senior public sector officials with industry leaders and leading technology companies. 

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Recent Publications

February 14, 2018
In 2017, ICOs raised $5b for blockchain start-ups, largely displacing traditional venture capital with a new direct and decentralized fundraising model.
January 5, 2018
This report—produced in partnership with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI)—examines how insurers are expanding into new markets and reaching underserved...
October 12, 2017
Prime Minister Modi has focused on advancing digital finance as an important part of his structural reform program since coming to office in May 2014.The government has...
October 12, 2017
Insurers are expanding into new markets and reaching underserved customers through new technologies, business models, product designs, a deeper understanding of...
July 31, 2017
This report—produced in partnership with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI)—examines how partnerships between mainstream financial institutions (e.g.,...
July 6, 2017
We were in Copenhagen last week meeting with members and hosting an event with Finance Denmark called "The Digital Agenda in Banking".

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Industry Spotlight

The Opportunities and Challenges of Fintech

US Fed Gov. Lael Brainard delivered extensive remarks on fintech today at the Fed’s Conference on Financial Innovation.

U.S. regulator proposes granting federal charters to online lenders

OCC director Thomas Curry proposed granting online lenders a "special purpose charter” to do business nationwide.

Blockchain group R3 joins the open source trend

R3 CEV released their Corda distributed ledger code for open use by outside groups.