Financial Technology Initiative

Financial Technology, or FinTech, refers to a spectrum of technology innovations and startups that demonstrate disruptive potential in applications, processes, products, or business models in the financial industry. Launched in March 2016, C-LEAF's Financial Technology Initiative holds public forums to bring together industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars in the heartland of innovation. In addition to these forums, the Financial Technology Initiative organizes roundtable meetings and a cross-disciplinary research project on state regulation of FinTech-related financial services.

FinTech Regulations Mapping Project

The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance is embarking on a new, data-driven, innovative research project to catalog state rules and regulations of FinTech in the 50 U.S. states and territories. This will be the first comprehensive database of laws related to FinTech that will serve as a valuable resource for public policy makers, financial services businesses, FinTech startups, investors, government regulators, law firms, and academic researchers.