Event to look at fintech as a gateway to economic inclusion; new chief innovator to speak

Fintech as an enhancement for “inclusive consumer banking” is among the agenda topics for a conference scheduled for late this month by the federal insurer of bank deposits.

Titled “Fintech: A Bridge to Economic Inclusion” and sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the conference is scheduled for June 29 from 1-4:30 p.m.; it will be a fully virtual event, according to the agency.

Among those participating at the event will be the agency’s first chief innovation officer, Sultan Meghji, as well as FDIC Board Chairman Jelena McWilliams. Meghji, the agency said, will also share his view of the role of the FDIC’s new tech lab, as well as how technology can drive economic inclusion.

Other panel discussions scheduled at the event are use of technology to improve credit access to small businesses and exploring “future opportunities for technology to support inclusion,” the FDIC said.

Fintech: A Bridge to Economic Inclusion