On This PageJanuary 2003, No. 185a

Tapping the Potential of the Unbanked—Private Sector Interest Increases (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 12/20/02

Banks increasingly recognize that the unbanked, individuals who do not have bank accounts, represent a significant untapped market for financial products and services. As a result, they are beginning to tailor their product offerings to draw the unbanked into the financial mainstream. Public sector financial literacy programs provide important support for these efforts.