As global business is expanding, the Federal Reserve Banks are keeping pace with customer demand for low-cost, efficient cross-border payments. FedGlobal ACH Payments deliver a wide range of payment options to help meet this demand, combining convenient access with robust customer support. Review the FedGlobal ACH Payments product sheet (PDF) for more information.
Visit the International Payments Resource Center to review all of your options for making international payments.
FedGlobal ACH Payments offer an efficient means for sending cross-border ACH credit payments to more than 35 countries around the world, plus debit payments to Canada only. These include:
Two payment delivery options will enable expanded access to cross-border ACH payments.
The standard option of distributing payments between deposit accounts.
This option allows funds from accounts at a U.S. depository financial institution to be retrieved by any receiver at either a participating bank location or at a trusted, third-party provider in certain receiving countries.
A range of foreign exchange options allows financial institutions to take advantage of the efficiencies offered by FedGlobal ACH Payments.
U.S. dollars are converted to a variable amount of destination currency based on a competitive exchange rate. Settlement is between participating U.S. financial institutions and the Federal Reserve Banks in U.S. dollars.
Fixed-to-Fixed (FF) – USD to USD
Payments are both transferred and received in U.S. dollars. Settlement is between participating U.S. financial institutions and the Federal Reserve Banks in U.S. dollars.
Fixed-to-Fixed (FF) – Foreign currency to foreign currency (also known as F3X)
Payments are both transferred and received in foreign currency. The foreign exchange rate and settlement is managed and processed by participating U.S. financial institutions and the respective foreign gateway operators via their foreign correspondent banks.
|Region||Payment Transfer Options||FX Options|
|Central & South America||Panama||Available||N/A||Available||N/A||N/A|
|All Other Countries2||N/A||Available||Available||N/A||Available|
1Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
2Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay
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