The Director of the Department of Financial Institutions has created the Center for FinTech Information (CFI) within the Agency to facilitate communication between the Department and entrepreneurs, start-ups, and fintech companies.

Services We Provide

  • Provide information about doing business in Washington as a regulated entity
  • Answer questions about Washington’s financial laws, rules, and regulations that the Department administers, including those related to money transmission, securities, lending, or banking
  • Assist applicants in navigating the licensing process
  • Review business concepts and/or business plans to identify potential business activities that could be regulated by the Department.

Featured Information

FinTech Licensing and Regulation Guidance

Licensing and regulation information for virtual currencies, cryptocurrencies, and digital assets.

FinTech Guide for Consumers and Investors

A guide to virtual currency, cryptocurrency, and digital assets for consumers and investors.


Contact Us

Ali Higgs
Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs
(360) 902-0516
FinTechInfo@dfi.wa.gov