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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January 1, 2014
Making inroads in some quarters, but concerns about risks and lack of regulation persist. Despite its many ingenious features, Bitcoin's use as a widespread medium of...
July 3, 2014
Strong U.S. payrolls jolt Treasuries, boost stocks U.S. labor market report – broad-based improvement Global PMIs—China to the rescue ECB pauses amidst continued low...
August 21, 2014
Rebound from summer market correction leaves equities richly valued, bond yields lowRising short rates support USD rallyFed hawks flap wingsEuro Area growth softensChina...
November 11, 2014
Chinese internet finance companies have seen exponential growth over the past five years, and now provide a growing range of financial services.
December 8, 2014
Since a high level of leverage was thought to have contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, deleveraging has been seen as a desirable process to reduce risk and...
March 11, 2015
Half of the world’s population is unbanked, but financial inclusion is about more than just having a bank account. Mobile banking and banking via non-bank retail outlets...

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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.