Potential Modifications to the Federal Reserve Banks' National Settlement Service and Fedwire® Funds Service To Support Enhancements to the Same-Day ACH Service and Corresponding Changes to the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk
The Board of Governors (Board) is requesting comment on potential modifications to the Federal Reserve Banks' (Reserve Banks) payment services to facilitate adoption of a later same-day automated clearinghouse (ACH) processing and settlement window. Specifically, the Reserve Banks would extend the daily operating hours of the National Settlement Service (NSS) to allow the private-sector ACH operator to settle its in-network transactions resulting from the later same-day ACH window. To support these new NSS operating hours, the Reserve Banks would extend the daily operating hours of the Fedwire® Funds Service, creating implications for extension policies for contingencies that might result in more frequent delays to the reopening of the Fedwire® Funds Service. Finally, the Board is requesting comment on corresponding changes to the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk related to a new posting time and an increase to the daylight overdraft fee rate.
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Comments must be received by July 15, 2019.
Members interested in learning more about this topic are encouraged to use the link below to access additional materials, including a summary document explaining the Federal Reserve's proposed actions. If you participated in the Town Hall, the documents are in your Learning Center Dashboard. Member sign in is required.
We encourage each member organization to review the documents and provide your own response directly to the Federal Reserve. Members with questions are welcome to call WesPay's Payments Hotline at (415) 373-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we encourage you to discuss the topic with you peers further on Connect.
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