FinCEN’s Innovation Hours Program
Welcome to FinCEN's Innovation Hours Program. Private sector innovation, either by new ways of using existing tools or by adopting new technologies, can help financial institutions enhance their anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programs and contribute to more effective and efficient record keeping and reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) framework. Responsible innovation can be an important part of safeguarding the U.S. financial system against new and evolving threats related to money laundering, terrorist financing and other serious financial crimes. Innovation Hours offers financial institutions, technology providers, and other firms involved in financial services an opportunity to discuss and showcase their innovative products, services and approaches designed to enhance AML and the countering of the financing of terrorism (CFT) efforts. Innovation Hours will foster a better mutual understanding by the public and private sector of the opportunities and challenges associated with innovating AML/CFT-related products and services in the financial services sector.
For more information about FinCEN's Innovation Hours Program, including the criteria to participate, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Innovation Hours are suspended until further notice in response to the COVID-19 National Emergency
Request a Meeting!
To apply for an appointment please click on “Request a Meeting” below and provide your contact information and a summary of your reasons for requesting a meeting with FinCEN, including a description of your innovation and its relationship to the BSA framework and related AML/CFT obligations.
Please note that FinCEN may not be able to accept all requests.