Fintech Innovation Office Hours

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors is touring the country to talk with banks working with financial technology and fintech firms. Through a lot of open discussion, the Fed wants to get an accurate, well-rounded picture of emerging technologies as well as challenges facing the industry.

The Board and San Francisco Fed are co-hosting exclusive office hours for three days only. Here’s how you can get involved.

Join our virtual fireside chat

We’re kicking off our San Francisco event with a virtual fireside chat about responsible digital innovation in finance. Join us for this unique discussion of fintech industry trends and how the Fed is engaging banks and other companies employing innovative digital technology. You’ll hear from two of the Fed’s leading voices on fintech: Tracy Basinger, executive vice president of SF Fed Financial Institution Supervision, in conversation with Kavita Jain, deputy associate director at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

The fireside chat is open to everyone, but registration is required.

Virtual Fireside Chat with Tracy Basinger and Kavita Jain
August 11, 2020 @ 12 p.m. PT


Request an individual session

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and San Francisco Fed are co-hosting Fintech Innovation Office Hours from August 11—13, 2020. Financial institutions and financial technology firms can request to meet with Board staff and SF Fed fintech analysts during office hours, 9 a.m.—12 p.m. PT, each day.

Visit our Fintech Innovation Office Hours page for application details.

Fintech Innovation Office Hours—San Francisco FAQs

Who can attend office hours?

The Federal Reserve Board is committed to supporting responsible innovation, both by the firms we regulate directly, and in the financial market broadly. Almost all supervised financial institutions, including holding companies, as well as non-bank fintech firms can request a personalized session during office hours. We believe community banks and their potential fintech partners will find sessions particularly helpful.

How long are sessions?

You’ll have our undivided attention in your own 45-minute conversation with the Fed. It’s a great opportunity to let us know what’s on your mind

Are sessions face-to-face?

Yes, but online. Sessions are designed as intimate two-way learning opportunities between you and Federal Reserve staff. For the health and wellbeing of everyone, our San Francisco Fed sessions will all be virtual. Thanks for understanding and we look forward to connecting!

Is there anything you won’t talk about?

We kindly ask that discussions during Fintech Innovation Office Hours relate to financial technology innovation only. Federal Reserve staff cannot provide new guidance or supervisory opinions during your session.

What happens if I’m not selected for a session?

We’re working to accommodate as many requests as possible, but timeslots for Fintech Innovation Office Hours with the Board are limited.

SF Fed fintech analysts are happy to help you navigate the regulatory and supervisory system, so reach out if you’d like to talk with us. We’re here year-round.

About Fintech Innovation Office Hours

The Federal Reserve Board is co-hosting Fintech Innovation Office Hours with each Reserve Bank around the country. It’s a unique opportunity for companies to meet with staff from the nation’s central bank to exchange ideas and gain insights about financial innovation.

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The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the management of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.