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

March 27, 2017
This report, written in cooperation with the IIF Regtech Working Group, looks at the potential of new technologies to improve anti-money laundering and anti-fraud...
January 30, 2017
Modelo Peru is a historic collaborative effort to establish an inclusive national digital payments platform—Billetera Movil (Bim)—the first of its kind in the world,...
January 25, 2017
With the launch of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) in 2012, Nigeria, a signatory of the Maya Declaration, took a first step in support of financial...
December 8, 2016
We’ve discussed previously the uncertainty around the impacts of the U.S. election and the course of U.S. policy.
November 8, 2016
Mid-sized banks (MSBs), which we define for the purposes of this paper as those with total assets between approximately $100 - $500 billion, face numerous challenges in...
October 27, 2016
Government initiatives have been launched to promote financial inclusion, namely to support wage payments through the banking system and to require banks to allocate 5%...

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.