The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) is a new, industry-led membership organization whose mission is to facilitate a world-class payment system where Americans can safely and securely pay anyone, anywhere, at any time. FPC membership provides a unique opportunity to influence the priority focus areas and set the strategic direction of the organization and faster payments in the United States. Open to all stakeholders in the U.S. payment system, the FPC will use collaborative, problem-solving approaches to resolve the issues that are inhibiting broad faster payments adoption. To that end, we have identified six workgroups to focus on the most pressing challenges in the industry where the FPC can make an immediate impact. Three work groups – Safety & Security, Education & Awareness, and End-User Transparency – have already kicked off, with the remaining to follow in the second half of 2019.