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Innovation & Fintech

Technological innovation is at the core of banking today, with banks developing new products and services to meet evolving customer expectations. ABA's goal is to enable banks of all sizes to leverage the expertise of the most technology-forward banks.

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In an increasingly competitive financial services market, America’s banks are innovating to adapt to customer preference for digital offerings. ABA’s Office of Innovation helps banks of all sizes with innovation strategy, public policy, and venture investing.

ABA’s three-pillar approach to confront challenges as technology and data reshape the financial services industry:

  • Innovation Strategy
    Track the latest trends in the market to help ABA members identify opportunities, define a strategy, and execute that strategy.
  • Public Policy
    Engage policymakers to ensure banks have a level playing field and regulatory clarity to adopt new technology and business models.
    How ABA Supports Banking Innovation Policies
  • Venture Investing
    Engage with entrepreneurs early to build startups that solve the banking industry’s toughest problems, not compete with banks.
    More on ABA's Venture Investments


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Combating AI Cybersecurity and Fraud Risks

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Brooke Ybarra

Brooke Ybarra

Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategy

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Ryan Miller

Vice President & Senior Counsel, Innovation Policy

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Ryan Jackson

Vice President, Innovation Strategy

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Digital Assets Working Group

ABA’s Digital Assets Working Group convenes as needed to share information and discuss regulatory and legislative developments on digital asset issues, including central bank digital currency (CBDC), stablecoin, and “traditional” cryptocurrencies.