Office of Financial Technology Innovation

Welcome to our Office of Financial Technology Innovation (OFTI). We work with all Californians to encourage responsible financial innovation. Whether you’re developing a new financial product or service or have general feedback about new financial tools on the market, we are here to help. Our office is a resource to entrepreneurs, financial tech innovators, licensees, consumers, and others. We provide research to identify emerging trends, spot new strategic opportunities, and forecast potential risks.

Get in touch

Email us at or drop us a line using our Contact form.

Come talk with us

We welcome conversations with innovators, advocates, and anyone else interested in supporting responsible financial innovation in California. Virtual meetings are available, and in person office hours are coming soon. To request a meeting with the head of our office, Christina Tetreault, or other OFTI staff, please submit a request via the contact form.

Meet Our Team

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Christina Tetreault
Deputy Commissioner
Office of Financial Technology Innovation

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Belinda Alcala


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Adam Wright
Senior Counsel

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does OFTI do?

We support responsible financial innovation in California by engaging with stakeholders, conducting research into emerging products to identify opportunities and risks, and sharing our findings. If you are a licensee or potential licensee, advocate, or are otherwise interested in financial innovation, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us at

Q: How do I request a meeting?

Contact our office via the intake form,  or by sending an email to We are happy to meet with you virtually or in person at our San Francisco offices. We plan to do regional visits! Let us know if you’d like us to come to your area.

Q: Does OFTI make rules?

We don’t. To learn more about the Department’s rulemaking process, visit:


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Last updated: Nov 9, 2021 @ 4:06 pm