What makes Tezos so unique is its on-chain governance which obsoletes forking. Forking is where there is a divergence in the perspective of the state of the blockchain, which often results in a divided community. This could be devastating for financial institutions as crypto assets are divided into warring rival coins.
Tezos smart contracts are highly conducive for blockchain-based finanical transactions. Its smart contracts programming language, Michelson, a functional language that allows for formal verification is essential for the high level of assurance and accuracy required in executing financial transactions.