International Payments Resource Center

As global business expands, the Federal Reserve Banks are keeping pace with customer demand for efficient cross-border payments. The Federal Reserve Banks deliver a wide range of payment options to help meet this demand by combining convenient access with robust customer support.

This resource center was designed to provide, in one location, the background information and tools you need to use the Federal Reserve Banks’ international payments services.

Processing Basics

We have services available to address a variety of international payments needs. Use the helpful guides below to select the best option for you and to assist your operations staff in processing day-to-day payments.

International Payment Tools

Once you choose which options best meet your needs, use these resources to help your staff utilize these services.

  • Foreign Exchange Rate Calculator – Helps in calculating amounts involved in FedGlobal ACH Payments transactions both in USD and foreign currency and provides the foreign exchange rate used on an origination or settlement date
  • Remittances Resource Guide (PDF) – Provides facts and figures about the remittance market to Latin America, ideas on developing a business case, as well as a marketing plan and information on regulatory compliance requirements
  • FedPayments® Reporter IAT Report (PDF) – Converts and provides information for each forward IAT entry received
  • International Payments Contact Request Form – Request international payments information from the Federal Reserve Banks

Industry Rules

Use these resources to determine how the requirements around international transactions apply to you and to help you follow those requirements.

Promotional Resources

After you’ve set up the services your institution will use, we can help you extend them to your customers with promotional materials that you can personalize for your organization. Click on the links below to access posters, brochures, flyers and more.

In the News

The best way to stay connected with international payments news is to subscribe to FedFocussm and FedFlash®. Read some of our latest articles below.


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