FedPayments® Reporter Service for Check Services Setup

Thank you for choosing the FedPayments Reporter Service for Check. We are ready to work with you to make this a smooth and easy transition. Following are the steps to take to streamline your implementation process, including contacts to help you with questions at any step along the way. Depending on the access solution and services to which you already subscribe, you may be able to omit several of these steps. Read the steps carefully to determine which apply to you. If you need advice or assistance at any step of the process, consult your relationship manager.

Step 1 – Review Rules and Regulations

Federal Reserve Financial Services use is governed by applicable Operating Circulars. In addition, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has responsibility for implementing certain laws pertaining to a wide range of banking and financial activities. The following apply to Check Services.

Operating Circulars

  • Operating Circular 3: Collection of Cash Items and Returned Checks
  • Operating Circular 5: Electronic Access – covers terms for electronically accessing Federal Reserve Financial Services


  • Regulation J – establishes procedures, duties and responsibilities among Federal Reserve Banks, the senders and payors of checks and other items
  • Regulation CC – includes regulations concerning availability of funds

Step 2 – Complete Forms/Agreements

Now that you've determined your access solution, service feature and Subscriber needs, you can proceed to document all your decisions in the required forms.

Questions? Contact FedACH® and Check Services Customer Support.

Step 3 – Congratulations! Begin using your new Federal Reserve Financial Services

You can begin using the FedPayments Reporter Service for Check.

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