Statement on COVID-19

As the situation surrounding COVID‑19 continues to evolve, the Financial Data Exchange (FDX) would like to use this opportunity to brief you on our program approach to the pandemic.

Ever since we launched in October 2018, FDX has been a remote workplace. Our modest core staff, as well as the heart of our organization – our working groups that work hard to develop the FDX API – have and are continuing to meet and collaborate through tele- and videoconferences and cloud-based online software. 

Thanks to the virtual nature of FDX, we do not foresee any significant impact to the work that we do on a daily basis: develop and promote the adoption of our global financial data sharing standard in line with our principles of control, access, transparency, traceability and security. We believe that solutions like the FDX API empower consumers to leverage and benefit from their financial data, giving them the ability to improve financial decisions even in difficult times like these.

Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to virtualize our upcoming developer conference “DevCon 4.0” (April 20-22, 2020). We are also actively evaluating our confirmed speaking engagements for the remainder of 2020 and will make decisions regarding our attendance as we get closer to these events. 

We would like to offer our support to anyone in the FDX family impacted by the Coronavirus, and extend a thank you to our nearly 100 member organizations, who are working diligently to provide assistance to consumers and businesses. These are challenging times, but we believe that together we will get through this and come out stronger. 

Don Cardinal

Managing Director, FDX