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

September 8, 2016
Markets—all in this togetherECB—holding pattern for nowEM growth tracker—off mult
September 8, 2016
Online payments open doors: Soaring e-retail sales support robust growth in online payments, with Alibaba and Tencent dominating.
July 26, 2016
Financial reforms in the 2000s produced a robust banking sector that has been able to weather the difficult economic conditions since the 2011 Arab Spring.
Public
July 6, 2016
This study examines the underreported role of banks in driving financial inclusion. Of the 3.2 billion people in the world with financial transaction accounts, 97...
May 26, 2016
* Equities in a sunnier mood* May flash PMIs—diverging paths* Brazil—a win for the government
Public
May 11, 2016
Enabled by blockchain technology, the possibilities surrounding smart contracts are far-reaching and could significantly impact the finance industry and the economy as a...

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.