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Office of Financial Technology Innovation

Welcome to the Department’s Office of Financial Technology Innovation (OFTI). Our Office works 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 products in the market, we are here to listen and help. Our Office is a resource to entrepreneurs, financial tech innovators, consumers, advocates, and others. We conduct research to identify emerging trends, highlight new strategic opportunities, and to help foresee potential risks.

Come talk with us!

We welcome conversations with innovators, advocates, and anyone interested in responsible financial innovation in California.

Our Office holds weekly (virtual) Office Hours every Tuesday from 9 – 10 am PT and hope you can drop in to share!  We only ask that you register OFTI Meeting in advance to reserve a 20-minute slot, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  We also hope to offer in-person office hours at various locations across California in the months to come!

Can’t make our Office Hours, desire a longer meeting, or would like to provide materials in advance of a conversation?  Please reach out to schedule a meeting by emailing us at OFTI@dfpi.ca.gov or by completing our contact form.

Get in touch

Email us any questions at OFTI@dfpi.ca.gov or drop us a line using our Contact form.

Meet Our Team

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Christina Tetreault
Deputy Commissioner
Office of Financial Technology Innovation

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Belinda Alcala

Analyst

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Eva Mireku

Researcher

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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 OFTI@dfpi.ca.gov.

Q: How do I request a meeting?

Contact our office via the contact form,  or by sending an email to OFTI@dfpi.ca.gov. 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: https://dfpi.ca.gov/regulations-rulemaking.

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Last updated: Nov 21, 2022 @ 12:32 pm

Approved by BAlcala 12/2021