Banking is an important part of building financial wealth and stability for consumers across the United States and around the world. Access to safe and affordable financial products and payments systems is integral to making financial markets more inclusive and reflective of the needs of the masses. Financial services is widely considered to be essentil for the economic well-being of low-income households across the globe. That is why at the G20 Summit in Seoul, the leaders of the G20 added financial inclusion as one of the main pillars of the global development agenda. Ths led to the establishment of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in December 2010. GPFI is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion. Learn more by visiting www.gpfi.org.