FinCEN’s Innovation Hours Program
Welcome to FinCEN's Innovation Hours Program.
The FinCEN Innovation Hours Program is a key element of FinCEN’s Innovation Initiative, which FinCEN uses to enhance our national security through the promotion of responsible financial services innovation that furthers the purposes of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), as amended by the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020.
Private sector innovation, either by new ways of using existing tools or by adopting new technologies, can help provide new and more efficient means of providing financial services to consumers and businesses, help financial institutions enhance their anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programs, and contribute to more effective and efficient record keeping and reporting under the BSA framework.
Responsible innovation is an important part of safeguarding the U.S. financial system against new and evolving threats to the nation's security and the financial system related to money laundering, terrorist financing, and other serious financial crimes. FinCEN's Innovation Hours offers financial institutions, technology providers, venture capitalists, and other firms involved in financial services an opportunity to discuss and showcase their innovative products, services, investments, and business processes or approaches designed to enhance AML and the countering of the financing of terrorism (CFT) efforts or provide new financial services options to consumers and businesses. FinCEN's Innovation Hours will foster a better mutual understanding between the public and private sectors of the opportunities and challenges associated with innovating in the financial services sector, including AML/CFT-related products and services.
For more information about FinCEN’s Innovation Hours Program, including the criteria to participate, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|Date:||Privacy Enhancing Technologies Innovation Hours Session (September 9, 2021)|
9:00am to 5:30pm EST (individual meetings)
Privacy Enhancing Technologies Innovation Hours Sessions (September 2021). FinCEN will host a special virtual FinCEN Innovation Hours Program on September 9, 2021, focusing on the important role of privacy-preserving principles in developing technical solutions that enhance our national security and promote responsible financial services innovation.
Interested companies should submit a request online no later than July 23, 2021, and provide applicable background information about their firm’s business and innovative products. Through the virtual meeting format, FinCEN helps ensure that financial technology (FinTech) and Regulatory technology (RegTech) companies, related venture capital firms, or financial institutions can continue to present their innovative products and services to FinCEN and continue engaging on solutions designed to improve how consumers and businesses move money, conduct transactions, or ultimately enhance AML/CFT efforts to keep Americans, and our financial system, safe from harm.
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 financial services-related innovation and its relationship to the BSA framework and related AML/CFT obligations or ability to enhance the nation's security. We strongly encourage firms founded, owned, or managed by underserved groups to apply.
Please note that FinCEN may not be able to accept all requests.