SF Fed Fintech Speeches and Publications

These publications and speeches reveal SF Fed insights into how fintech is impacting banking and financial services and causing bank supervisors to think about the risks and opportunities it presents.

Engaging with Industry: Our Work in Fintech

At a fintech event hosted by Orange Silicon Valley, Tracy Basinger, a group vice president in the Bank’s Financial Institution Supervision and Credit division, highlights the fintech work underway inside the Federal Reserve where a team of supervisors is studying fintech developments to understand the range of risks and opportunities and develop recommendations for a broader Federal Reserve response.

Tailoring, Fintech, and Risk Culture: The Talk of the (Community Banking) Town

What is fintech’s role in the financial system? How do banks manage the risks when they partner with fintech firms? In a speech to the Western Independent Bankers, Teresa Curran, executive vice president of the Bank’s Financial Institution Supervision and Credit division shares a perspective on this and explores how banks are using technology to improve and expand their services.

Fintech: The Power of the Possible and Potential Pitfalls

In a speech at LendIt USA 2016, John Williams, the San Francisco Fed’s president and CEO, discusses fintech’s promise and some of its associated risks.

What We’ve Learned…and why it matters – Watch the full interview

In this video, Tracy Basinger, a group vice president in the Bank’s Financial Institution Supervision and Credit division explains why fintech is a matter of great importance and interest to the Fed.