The mission of FDC3 is to develop specific protocols and taxonomies to advance the ability of desktop applications in financial workflows to interoperate in a plug-and-play fashion and without prior, bi-lateral agreements. Read the Charter.

The FDC3 was launched in October 2017 by OpenFin in collaboration with major industry participants. FDC3 includes representatives from over 40 major banks, buy-side firms and financial services platforms. The FDC3 uses the Apache 2.0 open source license for all deliverables.

FDC3 is hosted within, and governed by the policies of, the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS). FINOS is an independent nonprofit organization focused on promoting open innovation within financial services.