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FDIC Hosts Fintech and the Future of Banking Conference in Arlington, Virginia

April 1, 2019
Media contact:
LaJuan Williams- Young
(202) 898-3876

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative will host the Fintech and the Future of Banking conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will open the conference with a conversation about the role of financial technology and innovation in banking, followed by a series of discussions on regulatory innovation; data and technology in lending; the competitive landscape of 2019 and beyond; fintech funding; and financial advice and consumer decision-making.

The conference will leverage research and experience by bringing together leaders in academia, policy, and industry to discuss the impact fintech and innovation has on both the way banks conduct business and how consumers interact with their financial institutions.

The conference will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the FDIC's Sheila C. Bair Auditorium, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22226. Registration is required to attend. Those wishing to attend should complete the online registration by Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Seating is limited.

The conference will be recorded for on-demand access after the event. The link to access the archived video will be available on a few weeks after the event has concluded.

For more information on the conference, visit or email

Reporters wishing to attend should contact the FDIC's Office of Communications at

Join the discussion on social media with #FDICFintech2019.


Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 5,406 as of December 31, 2018. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-28-2019