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

November 1, 2018
China is seeing the rise of a new kind of conglomerate, companies that occupy unprecedented roles in the world’s second largest economy.
June 11, 2018
The World Bank recently released their Global Findex 2017, which updates their comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk across...
June 5, 2018
Innovative financial institutions are integrating features that help build financial capability into their product design—and both banks and their customers stand to...
May 24, 2018
This report—produced in partnership with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and based on in-depth interviews with banks, fintechs, and other actors—examines...
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...

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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.